There’s a new issue of Thuglit out in the wild, and I got a story in this thing.
It’s about a taco truck. It’s the fastest story acceptance I ever got; I read it at a Noir at the Bar in NYC and before I even left the mic Todd Robinson called dibs on it for the next issue.
Get it here.
Here is a video of me reading my story, “Confessions of a Taco Truck Owner,” at the Books & Booze event in Louisville earlier this month.
Check out their YouTube channel to see all the readers! Seriously, everyone killed it. I don’t know if I did. I’m not watching this. The idea of watching myself read? Horrifying.
Do you live in or around Boston?
Then come to this thing.
Do you know someone who lives in or around Boston?
Tell them about this.
I’m going to read a story about a heroic writer who is trying not to cry about the loss of his book deal and the only way to cheer him up is to attend the reading that he is driving to Boston for. It may or may not be inspired by true events.
Sunday, June 29 at 6:00pm
The Pour House in Boston, Massachusetts
Here’s the line-up, and it’s killer:
Chris F. Holm
Toni L.P. Kelner
If you’re on the Facey-book, you can RSVP here.
It’s official: Exhibit A is shutting down, so my two book deal just turned into a no book deal. You all showed a lot of love and support these past few months, and I am blown away by how many people wanted to read something I wrote. Thank you, truly. I’m not up to talking right now, so if you reach out and don’t hear back, please don’t think me ungrateful. It took years to write and sell this book, and I was six months out from publication, and I just don’t have words for how low I feel right now. I’m going to keep my head down for a bit. Thanks for understanding.
I’ve got a new short story in the latest issue of All Due Respect!
“No Good Way Around” was inspired by a trip I took to Baltimore with Todd Robinson, editor of Thuglit and author of the excellent The Hard Bounce.
Spoiler alert: Someone ends up with a ball gag in his mouth. I’ll leave it to you to sort the fact from fiction.
I like this story a lot, and I’m thrilled that have landed in All Due Respect. They’re putting out great work—just look at the lineup in this thing: Jake Hinkson, Angel Luis Colón, Jen Conley, Jessica Adams, Patti Abbott, Chris Leek, Mike McCrary, Alec Cizak. Killer.
Get it in paperback or eBook. Buy multiple copies. Give ‘em to your friends.
My latest Path to Publication column is live at LitReactor.
It went live last week, actually, but I’ve been on vacation. Check it out!