Thursday, October 25, 2007

Emus Go On The Road For $3.95

My publisher is having a special sale on all the Underground Literary Alliance Press titles in ebook form, including my novel, The Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus. Until the end of the year, all the ebooks are $3.95 each. You can find the Emus ebook link on this catalog page. The price is the amount On The Road by Jack Kerouac cost in hardcover when it was released in 1957 and the sale is in honor of that landmark novel's 50th anniversary. My publisher argues that the Underground Literary Alliance and other indie lit authors are the heirs of the underground literary tradition Kerouac and the other Beats contributed to in the mid-20th century.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Jack Saunders Jam!

Today is Jack Saunders Jam day! Jack Saunders is possibly the most prolific writer I've ever met. What's the jam you may ask? It's a literary one as far as I can tell, and you can join in by just making your way over to Jack's website and reading some of his writing. Jack probably writes more novels in a year than I'll write in a lifetime.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Zine Thug Roughs Up Emus

Not really, but Indy Ana Jones (a.k.a. Underground Literary Alliance member Owen Thomas) reviewed The Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus in the latest ZineThug (#10 for those of you keeping score) and called it "a very entertaining novel," among other kind words.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Verbicide Indie Author

I am featured in Verbicide's indie author spotlight in their Fall 2007 issue. Though they like to kill verbs, they are very nice to me.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Bad Attitude!

Leopold McGinnis has just released his latest novel Bad Attitude! I've been bugging him about this one because I've wanted to read it ever since he described it to me. It's about a worker in an electronics store, who has--naturally enough given the title--a bad attitude. He even threw in a plug for The Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus at the back of the book, which is quite nice. I've returned the favor by having a Bad Attitude ad on the Emus webpage. Leopold's so talented at design that I think it took him about fifteen minutes to whip up a great banner ad once I asked him to do so. He's just as talented at writing so check out Bad Attitude!

Review of Emus and Security

A review of The Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus and Security by James Nowlan by Daniel Green of The Reading Experience notes that the novels, both published by Underground Literary Alliance Press, are "easily as good as what is published in many other small presses, and are in fact infinitely preferable to the eye-glazing 'literary fiction' shoveled out by the bigger publishers. They provide their share of readerly pleasures while also posing some welcome challenges to conventional expectations of 'good fiction.'"

Monday, October 8, 2007

The Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus Now Available As An Ebook!

I'm happy to announce that my novel The Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus is now available as an ebook from the publisher. It's $10 USD anywhere in the world! And, someday, we'll get the audio version finished as well.

Saturday, October 6, 2007