Friday, April 24, 2009

A Jello Horse

My book, A Jello Horse, will be published in May by Publishing Genius Press.

There will very likely be a pinball-related contest to celebrate, and some special hardcover copies as prizes.

This is the cover:

I will be doing a May reading in Ann Arbor. And a June reading with Ryan Boudinot and Joe Meno in Seattle.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


There is now a Happy Cobra Books website.

Our first ebook is TOUGH! by Matthew Savoca. It contains multiple illustrations by lots of people.

It's really good.

It took forever for me to finish. This is because I am a terrible person. I am sorry.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Young Revolutionaries

There is a new chapbook. It features Chelsea Martin, Catherine Lacey, and Ellen Kennedy.

It is called Young Revolutionaries. It is very, very good. Blake Butler said:

"Someone told me that Oprah Winfrey, Bjork and the woman that was a woman before she turned into David Foster Wallace were writing a chapbook together. I got really excited and started burning other books cause fuck them. I got a tattoo of what I thought the book would look like on my small intestine and prayed every night for god to hurry. Then I heard about Chelsea Martin, Ellen Kennedy and Catherine Lacey's new chapbook coming out and I was all like fuck that other fucking book. Getting the new tattoo over the old hurt at first, but now at night I never feel afraid."

I sent unbound copies to Catherine Lacey, and she has sewn them together.

I will be sewing and sending copies of it to Chelsea and Ellen next.

I'm printing 50. Most of the copies will go to the authors. They can sell them to you at whatever price they want. The copies I have will be going to Powell's because Kevin Sampsell asked for them. If they make any money, I will be sending it to the authors.

This is a photo of the book, as sewn by Catherine Lacey.

I used Catherine's photo because she has fingers that are more attractive than mine.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wordle Creation Stories Shirt

I used Wordle and the text of the reviews I've gotten on Goodreads to make a Creation Stories t-shirt.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Some new stuff

I have a 4.20 rating on Goodreads. Please make pot jokes.

I was interviewed by The Elegant Variation. Thanks, Jim.

Ross Simonini asked me a question or two, as well.

Other things in the works: the first print non-me Happy Cobra Book. (Mostly designed.) Hobart interviews with Lydia Millet and Leni Zumas. (They will appear online.) A long interview with Paul La Farge, Jeffrey Brown, Ryan Boudinot, and John Roderick for the Hobart Games Issue. (Subject: teen-age role-playing years.) Essay in The Believer Music issue. Story in the Sycamore Review. Lots of rejection.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Creation Stories

The copies of Creation Stories for blurbers and the cover artist are done. Some more people have ordered them, too.

So. Yes. It is now available. Write me if you want one, and we'll figure out how to get you one.

Here's a video I made of making it:

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The brother

Here's something. I was out of town when this appeared and just learned about it.