Let’s take this year is reverse order:
My latest essay, Why I Don’t Believe in Kim Jong Il or Jesus Christ, is now live over at An American Atheist.
Also, I’ve separated out my published Fiction and Non-Fiction pages here since I now have enough essays to justify their own page, and going forward I’ll have a monthly column (or two) with ManArchy Magazine in 2012.
The recent Deprogramming series at An American Atheist dealt with growing up within Evangelical Christianity, why I’m no longer a Christian, the value of intellectual honesty, and what we should all remember about end of the world predictions. This series will probably see some more entries in 2012.
I’ve also now got an author page over at Amazon.com. How cool is that?
But perhaps the most exciting news is this: My first two print publications hit the presses late this year.
Negative #6 was published in the October issue of Kindling, a very interesting non-magazine magazine of very short fiction and poetry that I can recommend to just about anyone.
The Liberation of Edward Kellor was published in the noir collection, Warmed and Bound : A Velvet Anthology, and is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. This collection features modern noir writers Craig Clevenger, Stephen Graham Jones and Brian Evenson, as well as many promising new voices like Richard Thomas, Caleb J Ross and Vincent Louis Carella.
Truth be told, there’s just too much to list here. Podcast interviews, panel discussions, finally finishing that gemology degree. Just Google my name. Even I’m shocked at the amount of information floating around out there about me. And I intend to keep the momentum going in 2012 (doomsday prophecies be damned!)
Here’s to another good year!
Warmed and Bound is now available at Amazon.com, and was so popular on Barnes and Nobles’ site that we effectively broke the computer (and until they get things figured out, I suggest ordering through Amazon.)
The good news out of all that, however, is that we climbed the B&N sales charts, becoming the #1 trending book the day of release, and finishing the night #7 overall and #3 in paperbacks, just above the Harry Potter boxed set. Which is quite an accomplishment, to say the least.
In other news, many of the authors from the collection have been interviewed by Booked Podcast and many of those interviews are available now, with many more to come in the following days. Mine just went live today, as a matter of fact.
All in all, we’re selling like hot cakes and getting some real recognition.
I’m sure all you who read the blog have already ordered a copy, and if it was cancelled form B&N due to the popularity, you’ve likely placed your order elsewhere.
How you can help, of course, is by spreading the word and keeping the momentum going.
Many thanks to those of you who have been supportive of me and the rest of the Velvet writers, for your loyalty and your friendship, and for making this whole experience such a rewarding success, and cheers to all of you.
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To order Warmed and Bound : A Velvet Anthology on Amazon, click here.
To check out my Booked Podcast interview click here. (And be sure to check out the other contributors as well. There’s some real gold in these interviews.)
To stay up to date with more book news faster than I am able to post, check out Warmed and Bound dot com.
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© Anthony David Jacques MMXI
The book is called, Warmed and Bound : A Velvet Anthology, and among such notable writers as Craig Clevenger, Stephen Graham Jones and Brian Evanson, you’ll find a short story of my own. For a complete list of authors, click here or go to the official site (which looks hauntingly like my own, and that’s awesome).
Steve Erickson has written up his take on the collection in the form of a foreword, so here’s a little taste of that.
The writers of the Velvet are contemporary fiction’s most effective and least self-conscious aesthetic guerrillas and obliterators of “literature,” vaporizing arbitrary distinctions intended to tame a spirit that needs neither distinctions nor quotation marks. The result is fiction at once conceived from high artistic intent and executed with depraved populist energy.
Warmed and Bound : A Velvet Anthology will be available on Friday, July 22 on Amazon both in print (15.95) and as an eBook.
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