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Wish News: There Will Be Words Video

This video comes from the There Will be Words reading I did in Orlando in December where I stitched together several of The Elvis passages, so it’s a bit spoiler-y. I can’t bear to watch it all the way through yet, but speaking of Elvis, I seem to be doing a bit of Elvis Costello toe-pointing.

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Wish News: Readings in February and March, 2012

January will be slow, book-wise, but February and March are heating up.

February 3, 8pm: Boston!
The Dire Literary Series
Apparently, this one can be a bit wild -n- woolly. We’re looking forward to a train ride.

February 26, 2pm: Bethesda, MD!
Open Door Reading with Matt Norman
at The Writer’s Center

March 1, 7pm: Chicago!
Convocation in Chicago
An AWP offsite hosted by Pank, Annalemma, & Mud Luscious.
21 readers . . .cripes.

March 17, 7pm: Salisbury, MD!
Echoes and Visions Reading Series, Wor-Wic Community College

March 22, Lafayette, LA!
Thursday Night Reading Series (ULL affiliated)

March 23, New Orleans!
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Panel: “Women to Watch,” with Jessmyn Ward, Ellen Baker, and Jessica Maria Tuccelli

Wish News: Death Wishing makes DC Spotlight’s “Books to Know” list

Happy New Year! Looks like Death Wishing is still partying, hanging out with the likes of Jessmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones and Stephen King’s 11/26/63 on DC Spotlight’s Top 10 Books to Know for January 2012. Check it out, check it out.

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Wish News: Vegetable Elvis

The crowd outside started a little “”come out, come out” chant that went strong for a while and then faded before it transformed into a song. They sang “Heartbreak Hotel.” Well damn. He kind of liked that.

Wish News: Goodbye 2011

Tonight I’ll do my last promotional appearance of 2011*, reading at The Looking Glass Lounge in DC as part of the 8×8 program–8 folks, mostly stand up comics, with 8 minutes apiece to do their thing. A prose reading is usually part of the the show, so I don’t think I’m in huge trouble.

*mulling the notion of doing door to door readings  disguised as a caroler.

Wish News: Goodreads Giveaway Concluded

Wow–a total of 824 Goodreads users entered the giveaway for 3 copies of Death Wishing. Thanks to all the entrants and congratulations to the winners. Sending out your copies today: Arizona, Illinois, and New York. Happy Holidays!

Wish News: A Hot Gift? So says the Orlando Sentinal and Jen Michalski

Tod Caviness added Death Wishing to his holiday gift guide, that is  if you’re shopping for a hipster this season. And it’s a Jen Michalski Holiday recommendation as well.

Wish News: Words and more words

I wrote a little about learning & knowing for the fledgling Research Notes feature at Necessary Fiction.

And if you are in the Orlando area on December 13, I’ll be one of the readers at J. Bradley’s There Will Be Words series.

If you are in the West Palm Beach area on the 14th, I’ll be at my mom’s.

Wish News: The Death Wishing Playlist

Big thanks to largehearted boy for shining the light on Death Wishing and inviting me to put together a playlist of the the music in the book as well as music that influenced its writing.  The boys sez DW is a “clever, fun, and smartly written work of speculative fiction. In New Orleans, people’s dying wishes intermittently come true in this charming and unforgettable comic fantasy that begs to be adapted into a feature film.

Hell yeah.


Wish News: 50 Wishes to a Giveaway

So we’re at 32 wishes here at The Tank, and I like the number 50. Give me 18 more, and I’ll pick two contributors to receive free print copies of Death Wishing. The drawing will be random, and I’ll email the winners for confirmation and mailing details before I announce.

So if you haven’t sent me a wish yet, do so soon! And if you want this thing decided in time for holiday gift season, you better get your friends wishing, too.

See the About page for submission details.