This will be short, as the reading at Brown is in about seven hours, and I have a lot to do. Like bathe and find clothes that don't stink and figure out which part of the book I'll be reading from. For those who need directions, the reading is at 7 p.m. at the Brown University Bookstore (244 Thayer Street, Providence, RI. 02912 - Phone: 401-863-3168 - Toll Free: 800-695-2050). No cell phones. None. Zero. Nada. Zilch. Turn those bitches off. Also, no loud chewing of gum until after I'm finished. Finally, if you are sick, STAY HOME.
And now, the bad news. I've had to pull out of Tuesday's reading/signing in Manhattan, the one for Ellen Datlow's Lovecraft Unbound. The taxes were more than I'd expected them to be, and I just can't afford to make the trip. Especially given I'll have medical bills early in November. But you, if you were planning to be there, you still need to plan to be there. I was only a quarter of the show; there are three other authors. So, go. If only to hear Michael Cisco. Also, please pick up a copy of the anthology. It's very good, I promise.
Yesterday, I finished the new piece for Sirenia Digest #47, which I like quite a lot. A dreamquest retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood," for adults, as inspired by a 12 Rounds song. I'm calling it "The Dissevered Heart," a title which I may have borrowed from two different works by Poe.
It's rainy here in Providence. I hate doing readings on rainy days. But it's warmer again.
Finally, the current auctions. Do please have a look and bid, to help me get the cats out of hock and appease the IRS goons. If nothing else, there's that beautiful little Japanese edition of the Beowulf novelization, and I shall be pissed if it sells for only $24, as I don't have many, and no way of getting more. And it's in Japanese. And stuff. I think I need to finish my coffee and start in on the Red Bull.