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Things That I Done Liked In This Here Year

December 23, 2011

It’s time for my annual “best of” list in no particular order. As always, keep in mind not all of these items were released this year. This year just happened to be the year that I first enjoyed them:

Movies
1) Monsters
2) Pandorum (Pleasant surprise, that one … Maybe I enjoyed it so much because I expected so little.)
3) Mother
4) Rango
5) Insidious (I wasn’t a huge fan of the ending or explanations, but the creepiness factor was strong through the first two acts…)
Honorable Mention: Troll Hunter – a  Scandinavian horror-adventure with some great creature design. Not quite enough in the way of character development to make it a truly great movie (plus lots of distracting Blair Witch-style shaky-cam) but still fun.

Albums
1) John Fruciante – The Empyrean
2 J Mascis — Several Shades of Why
3) Fleet Foxes — Helplessness Blues
4) Spoon — Transference
5) The National — High Violet

Books
1) The Wind-Up Girl –  Paolo Bacigalupi
2) Osama — Lavie Tidhar
3) Middlesex — Jeffrey Eugenides
4) A Confederacy of Dunces — John Kennedy Toole
For Number 5, I’m including two novellas: “One Brown Mouse” by Gary Braunbeck (Apex Publications), and “The Darkened Corner” by Tom Hamilton (Philistine Press).

Southern Fried Weirdness: Reconstruction at Barnes and Noble

June 16, 2011

The list of places to buy the anthology keeps growing.

Southern Fried Weirdness: Reconstruction is now available for the Nook through Barnes and Noble!

A Couple Author Updates

June 7, 2011

Here’s a couple updates on some contributors to Southern Fried Weirdness: Reconstruction:

  • Sara Amis recently sat down with the fine folks over at The Outer Alliance. She is included in a podcast and gave a reading of her poem, “Talking Alligator (Blues).” Click here to check it out: http://blog.outeralliance.org/archives/844.
  • Mari Ness, whose short story, “Planting,” was included in the anthology recently had a fine story published in Clarkesworld. Here’s a link to her new story, “Trickster”: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/ness_06_11/. It’s a good read. Recommended.

Sales of the anthology have been steady. A few weeks ago, it was the #1 bestselling anthology over at Smashwords. Thank you to everyone who is supporting this project! I am so grateful to all the contributors and readers. You’re all good people. If you want to help spread the word, I have set up a page on this site for promotional materials and some suggestions. Here’s the link: http://southernfriedweirdnesspress.wordpress.com/promotional-materials/.

 

 

Now Available!

May 14, 2011

 In the wake of the destructive tornadoes which ripped through Alabama on April 27th, 2011, Southern Fried Weirdness Press is proud to present the charity anthology, Southern Fried Weirdness: Reconstruction. This collection of poetry and short fiction features 46 pieces from 40 different contributing authors. It spans multiple genres and presents an eclectic mix of voices. All profits will be donated to The American Red Cross to aid disaster relief efforts.  

Kindle edition now available at Amazon.  Also available at Smashwords in multiple formats.

The Table of Contents:

Editor’s Note

1.)   They Are Not Gone Forever by Stephanie Osborn

2.)   God in the Sky by An Owomoyela

3.)   Make Your Bed Downriver by Jens Rushing

4.)   Live Bait Works Best by Brian Rosenberger

5.)   The Music of Bremen Farm by Mike Allen

6.)   Out of Natural by Jason Huskey

7.)   In The Days When Blocks Were For Tires, And The Dusk Chose A Sideways Approach by Jason Huskey

8.)   In the Ghost Hours by Jason Huskey

9.)   The Old Man’s Sweet by Jason Huskey

10.) Planting by Mari Ness

11.) Talking Alligator (Blues) by Sara Amis

12.) Sisyphus Explains by Sara Amis

13.) Lady Glory and the Knave of Spades by Nicole Kornher-Stace

14.) Meditation on a Deer at Night by Berrien C. Henderson

15.) Navel Gazing by T.J. McIntyre

16.) Directions by T.J. McIntyre

17.) Why by T.J. McIntyre

18.) The Fisherman’s Tale by T.J. McIntyre

19.) Swimming in Old Spring by Eric T. Marin

20.) Giant Cicadas and Other Odd Indignities by Dr. Philip Kaldon

21.) Billy Anne’s Box by Charlotte Jones

22.) Commander Perry’s Mystic Wonders Show by Jaime Lee Moyer

23.) The New Elementals by Marshall Payne

24.) Judy and Norman by Darby Harn

25.) The Moon and the Stars by Marian Carcache

26.) Pride and Joy by Gustavo Bondoni

27.) Square Hills by H. Courreges LeBlanc

28.) The Wind by Marcia Gerhardt

29.) I Keep a Vine Woven Basket by the Front Door by Rae Bryant

30.) Up Above the Dead Line by F. Brett Cox

31.) Annabelle Tree by Carrie Cuinn

32.) Who Mourns for Washington by Fabio Fernandes

33.) Suffer the Rains by Craig Wallwork

34.) The Yearning of the Lighthouse Fairies by Brenda Blakey

35.) The Groundskeeper’s Tale by Wendy S. Delmater

36.) The White Months by Christopher Woods

37.) Your Enemies Will Devour You by Richard Thomas

38.) The Sweet Song of Canaries at Midnight by Jude-Marie Green

39.) Nature Story by Walter Giersbach

40.) Alchemy by Michael Ray

41.) The Legend of Old Man Joad by Marsheila Rockwell

42.) Hanging the Woman in Blue by Monette Chilson

43.) Till Death Do Us Part by Kenneth Mark Hoover

44.) Neopolitician by Shaylen Maxwell

45.) Utnapishtim on Friday After Dessert by Danny Adams

46.) The Evidence of Things Unseen by Chuck Russell

Author Biographies

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Southern Fried Weirdness: Reconstruction — Coming Soon!

May 12, 2011

Right now, this wepage is a placeholder for the upcoming charity anthology, Southern Fried Weirdness: Reconstruction. All proceeds will benefit The American Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Please come back soon. Purchasing information will be available shortly. I am currently putting the final touches on this anthology. The anthology will contain fourty-seven works of short fiction and poetry from forty different contributing authors. The content ranges from science fiction to Southern gothic to fantasy. There’s a healthy dose of magic realism and the surreal tossed in for good measure. Below is the table of contents and a link to the working cover:

Southern Fried Weirdness: Reconstruction_Working Cover

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note

I.             They Are Not Gone Forever by Stephanie Osborn

II.            God in the Sky by An Owomoyela

III.           Make Your Bed Downriver by Jens Rushing

IV.          Live Bait Works Best by Brian Rosenberger

V.            The Music of Bremen Farm by Mike Allen

VI.          Out of Natural by Jason Huskey

VII.         In The Days When Blocks Were For Tires, And The Dusk Chose A Sideways Approach by Jason Huskey

VIII.        In the Ghost Hours by Jason Huskey

IX.           The Old Man’s Sweet by Jason Huskey

X.            Planting by Mari Ness

XI.           Talking Alligator (Blues) by Sara Amis

XII.         Sisyphus Explains by Sara Amis

XIII.        Lady Glory and the Knave of Spades by Nicole Kornher-Stace

XIV.        Meditation on a Deer at Night by Berrien C. Henderson

XV.         Navel Gazing by T.J. McIntyre

XVI.        Directions by T.J. McIntyre

XVII.      Why by T.J. McIntyre

XVIII.     The Fisherman’s Tale by T.J. McIntyre

XIX.        Swimming in Old Spring by Eric T. Marin

XX.         Giant Cicadas and Other Odd Indignities by Dr. Philip Kaldon

XXI.        Billy Anne’s Box by Charlotte Jones

XXII.       Commander Perry’s Mystic Wonders Show by Jaime Lee Moyer

XXIII.     The New Elementals by Marshall Payne

XXIV.     Judy and Norman by Darby Harn

XXV.      The Moon and the Stars by Marian Carcache

XXVI.     Pride and Joy by Gustavo Bondoni

XXVII.    Square Hills by H. Courreges LeBlanc

XXVIII.  The Wind by Marcia Gerhardt

XXIX.     I Keep a Vine Woven Basket by the Front Door by Rae Bryant

XXX.       Up Above the Dead Line by F. Brett Cox

XXXI.     Annabelle Tree by Carrie Cuinn

XXXII.    Who Mourns for Washington by Fabio Fernandes

XXXIII.   Suffer the Rains by Craig Wallwork

XXXIV.  The Yearning of the Lighthouse Fairies by Brenda Blakey

XXXV.    The Groundskeeper’s Tale by Wendy S. Delmater

XXXVI.  The White Months by Christopher Woods

XXXVII. Your Enemies Will Devour You by Richard Thomas

XXXVIII.                The Moon and the Stars by Marian Carcache

XXXIX.   The Sweet Song of Canaries at Midnight by Jude-Marie Green

XL.          Nature Story by Walter Giersbach

XLI.         Alchemy by Michael Ray

XLII.       The Legend of Old Man Joad by Marsheila Rockwell

XLIII.      Hanging the Woman in Blue by Monette Chilson

XLIV.      Till Death Do Us Part by Kenneth Mark Hoover

XLV.       Neopolitician by Shaylen Maxwell

XLVI.      Utnapishtim on Friday After Dessert by Danny Adams

XLVII.    The Evidence of Things Unseen by Chuck Russell

Author Biographies

More Ways to Help

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