January 30th, 2016

The Red Tree

"She moves herself about her fist."

I'm not exactly awake. I haven't been sleeping well, between nightmares and waking too frequently. But I think the reading last night took a bit out of me. I have grown unaccustomed to such things. Anyway, it's currently 37˚F here in Providence, but next week we're looking at highs in the 50˚s F. Thank you, El Niño. This is weird weather, but I'm not going to argue.

The reading at Lovecraft Arts and Science Council last night went quite nicely. I met Scott and Jeffrey Thomas and Joey Zone, and other people. My former editor Danielle Stockley was there (she escaped New York, and now she lives in Cranston). She was my editor for all three Quinn novels (well, technically all four) and she assisted Anne Sowards with the editing of The Drowning Girl. I read "One Tree Hill (The World As Cataclysm)" in its entirety. I signed books and one Stiff Kitten T-shirt. My thanks to Niels Hobbs and everyone else at the shop for a great time. I have to go back when I actually have time to look around. Here are a few photos. I think the shop will posting a video of the reading on Facebook, and I'll link to that tomorrow.

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Today, I have to get this story back on track, "Build Your Houses With Their Backs To the Sea." It's the sort of story that should have been written in a single setting*, were I capable of doing such a thing.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions.

Aunt Beast

* Interesting slip there, Kiernan.