I’m a fan of Todd’s work, and this story is one of my very favorites.
“Everything you are now will never be again.”
Somewhere between the lonely highways of America’s heartland lies a place that shouldn’t exist. A place where the sky is tinged purple and strange flora sprouts from gray sands. A place welcoming the lost and promising opportunity.
For Gregory Simmons, that opportunity is paramount, but like all things in his short life, nothing comes easy—or free.
On the run from his abusive father, Gregory finds himself stranded in a Midwestern bus depot with a stranger who calls himself John Doe. “I’m a genuine Nobody,” he tells Gregory. “I help other Nobodies get from here to there.” John Doe has a proposition for Gregory, one that will send him on a midnight bus ride across reality and straight into the heart of the mysterious Other Lands.
Check your bags and climb aboard The Other Land Express, the latest entry in Todd Keisling’s bestselling Kindle series, Ugly Little Things.
The Other Land Express will be available on April 7th! Pick it up and support somebody who is pretty likely to murder you in your sleep if you don’t. :P
I can’t tell you how excited I am! It’s a one day creative writing class full of young women. I was asked to read a bit from Pretty Little Dead Girls and then go on from there.
What a pleasure to be invited. And I couldn’t do it without my tribe, either. Thanks to my Angry Ginger who is willing to pick up my kiddos from school because I won’t be there to do it.
This is just AWESOME. And my poor Mom’s dreams are coming true, a bit. :P
Something was missing. I wanted something lovely and wonderful in my day. So I went to my stash and pulled out some beads that I had previously purchased. They glistened in the sunlight. They filled me with whimsy.
I took a few beads, strung them on a t-pin, and then bent the top into loops until I had a bunch of dangles. Then I added two or sometimes three onto a chain link.
I finished up and added a few matching dangles for earrings.
And I have a finished bracelet. I’m thinking of turning it into a necklace instead because the sparkles and chiming get a bit distracting on my wrist, but it’s still a wonderful thing of joy. :)
Do you do jewelry at all? Do you have any pictures to show?
It will be tons of fun, you guys!
I’ll be the guest speaker at the Las Vegas Writer’s Group. We’ll be discussing how to use your blog to grow your readership, and how you can use your blog to actually enhance your quality of life. That “Oh, I’m so stressed out about my blog!” thing? Not here. Life is all about joy, my friends. :)
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Price: $5.00/per person
5589 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV (map)
13 is my lucky number, and Friday the 13th is my lucky day. Especially today, because it’s my birthday! In fact, I turned 13 on Friday the 13th, and it was…memorable. ;)
We could discuss how when you Ch-ch-ch you aw-aw-aw, because that’s a perfectly wonderful thing to do, or perhaps we could do something even more special! Perhaps we can go out of our way and do one extra thing of kindness that we wouldn’t have done otherwise. Maybe make somebody smile.
I smiled because my friend Mary Rajotte made this.
I want to keep it forever.
Have a wonderful, cheerfully spooky day, my friends! Be good to one another.
Jackie Chin at Zombiepalooza puts on a fine show. The interview was both fun and serious, and she asked insightful questions, as always.We discussed writing horror, of course, but we also discussed some dark, deep issues that need to be talked about, including #HagGate, why I wrote the post (you can read that here) and how, by attacking the author who made the original “hag” comments, we became no better. If you run after a monster with a pitch fork, you become a monster yourself.
I loved listening to the other fabulous ladies on air, too. They’re all smart, eloquent woman and it was just super cool to crawl inside their heads for a little bit.
So! If you have some time, please listen! You can find it here, on Season 2, Episode 60. I’m on during the third hour.
Jackie Chin is doing a wonderful show tonight dedicated exclusively to women in horror. And that’s pretty awesome. She’ll be hosting Sephera Giron, Lisa Lane, Suzie M, Chantal Noordeloos, and myself. We will each have 45 minutes to talk with Jackie and discuss our work, what it’s like writing in the genre, and, in my case, a few choice words about #HagGate.
Don’t worry. It will be a respectful talk and no names will be named. I would also like to discuss the fallout and mob mentality that ensued. I didn’t name names for a reason. Anyway, it’s an important subject and I’m excited to discuss it.
Here’s the show’s lineup. Times are all Eastern.
8:00 Sephera Giron
9:00 Lisa Lane
10:00 Mercedes M. Yardley
11:00 Suzi M.
Midnight: Chantal Noordeloos
That’s right! I’m going live in an hour. If you’d like to tune in, you can do so here. I hope you enjoy!
The Forty First Wink by James Walley
Absolutely charming, very British and dark read. Pick it up.
Hey, you guys! The Grimm Mistresses and I are doing a live Twitter Chat starting in ten minutes! To join, just hop on Twitter and use the #GrimmMIss hashtag. If you don’t use the tag, we won’t see your conversation. Ask us anything about the book, about being women in horror, about our favorite cookie recipe…whatever it is, just join us. :) The very dear Armand Rosamilia will be hosting us.