Scenes, Screams, and Scripped Interview

10 Sep

I have many things I’ve been meaning to say or need to say, and no good way to tie them together into a coherent post, except that the gist of all of them is: I wrote a thing!

I won’t trouble you with sad attempts to sound coherent, then. Here are the things:

1. SCRIPPED! Here is my first SCRIPPED interview, with Mark S. Deniz: Stars of Speculative Fiction #24 — KV Taylor. I do talk some about RPP in there, and I don’t know how we got on the subject of hamsters, but still.There’s a lot of info there about what’s up with the title, which seems to be an issue of some question. Sensibly enough, since “scripped” is not actually a word. Details! Mark knows the book very well, though, seeing as he wrote the foreword for it. Nice guy, that.

As an addendum, we did the interview before LIAM was a definite thing, and since my nasty little vampire has apparently been stalking my friends in their dreams again (I get regular complaints to keep my head people to myself :/), I’m a little worried he’ll start on me now cuz he got left out.

Told you he was a fucker.

2. Things that involve Mark, part the second: the announcement for SCENES FROM THE SECOND STOREY – INTERNATIONAL went up this week, and it’ll be out in a month! How ’bout Amanda Pillar’s cover, huh? This is a project that has been in the works for a long time, and I’m really happy to see it come to light. I know we’re not meant to play favorites, but my story, “She Said”, actually ties for My Favorite Short in terms of how much I enjoyed writing it. Throw in my excitement to be part of such a cool concept and that ToC… yeah. Yay!

This is particularly neat timing because my story’s an AU exploration of two characters from LIAM, and what might have happened if things went differently when they were younger. (As it turns out, they were fucked no matter what. I’m so mean, I know.)

On a sort of wistful note, it’s the last Morrigan Book where I’ll ever get to grace the pages, since I now work for them. The book was put together a few years back, before I even knew Mark, and had only ever spoken to Amanda about where to move my commas and how to make sense of my sentences.

3. STEAMY SCREAMS. I know I tweeted about this and mentioned it briefly in a previous post, but this is horrorotica from the good folk at Blood Bound Books. I’m working my way through my own copy and damn, it is cool — Jack Burton did a nice job getting it all together. I mean, I would say that, my two favorite things, horror and erotica, right? But seriously, for the curious, the brave, the pervy, the wishful, this is the book.

My own story, “Shadowgirl”, contains madness, girls kissing (okay, way more than kissing), and possibly sleep paralysis. Sex is so creepy. In an awesome way.

4. The very cool Non-Horror Reader Survey recently spotlighted ANTE MORTEM edited by Jodi Lee. NHRS is a really cool idea, in that it acknowledges that many — perhaps even most people hear the word “horror” and flinch. So here the books, and in this case the  stories, are classed by just how interested in horror a person might be to enjoy it in that sense.

I’m really fond of the stories in this book, and love the way their disparate energies play off each other. If you check the ToC, you’ll see there’s bound to be something for everyone in it. And hey, mine was based on a Smiths song! (Wait, I’m not sure if that’s actually enticing or not… hmm…)


Okay, enough about me, I’m even boring myself. Other people who’ve done awesome things recently:

1. Cate Gardner is getting brilliant reviews for her recent chapbook from Spectral Press, NOWHERE HALL. It’s a bit of a tease, as I don’t think you can get hold of a copy if you don’t already have one. I do, and will soon be adding my voice to the chorus of praise. Hm, that was kind of a tease too — I got one nyah nyah. Sorry, didn’t mean it that way. Gosh, I’m bratty sometimes.

2. Aaron Polson just released SPIDER AND I as an ebook. I tell you this because the short from which this idea came is one of my all time favorite Polson stories — which is saying quite a lot — and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into the expanded one. These characters fascinated me instantly. Also, he’ll give you free stuff if you buy it. As in a book. Yay!

Aaaand that’s me. Happy weekend, everyone!

11 Responses to “Scenes, Screams, and Scripped Interview”

  1. Milo James Fowler September 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    Great interview! I like your definition of “speculative fiction” — one of the best I’ve read. And CONGRATS on all the good news.

    • Katey September 12, 2011 at 2:34 am #

      Thanks a lot, Milo! That’s no doubt an indication of all the time I waste thinking about it, if it’s any good–

      Er, not that it’s a waste! No, never!

  2. Aaron Polson September 10, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    Congrats, Katey! I loved the interviewage. (and a signal boost is always appreciated)

    • Katey September 12, 2011 at 2:34 am #

      Got SPIDER locked and loaded on the iPad for my little trip this week :D


  3. Dana Stoll September 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Funny, that I check your blog because that was one of Lee’s points in our last conversation, and now hate you even more for making known a Polson story that you know I have no time to read.

    • Katey September 12, 2011 at 2:35 am #

      AHAHAHAhaa Liam sent you to my blog. SEE, he just wants to TALK to you, Dana. Gosh!

      Just wait, cuz you’re getting a book of Polson short stories for XMas. Ha!

      And yeah. You’re one step away from Sci Fi already, you know that. I know you like the blue dudes with tails.

  4. Danielle Ferries September 11, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    I like an interview that deviates from the usual questions :)

    • Katey September 12, 2011 at 2:36 am #

      He did ask some fun ones, didn’t he? Ha! :D

  5. ME September 12, 2011 at 2:18 am #

    Great interview. Wrestling hamsters? I’ve a friend who calls her muse a brain hamster. Is this the same idea?

    Ha! Totally knew the answer to the music question w/out even reading it. But read it anyway just cuz I loves the sound of your prose, yo! How cool about the musicians in your family. DANG. You come from a talented lot. No wonder you are so … YOU.

    And so awesome about your family having such a hand in your writing. Say, could you thank them for me??

    Great post, and kudos on all the other publishings coming to surface. You are one busy gal!

    • Katey September 12, 2011 at 2:39 am #

      I’d have to ask Mark about the hamsters. I’m pretty sure it’s one of my duties at Morrigan. I’ve been ducking it. I don’t want to know.

      And yes, my family is to blame, for sure. I love when they try to call me the weird one. It’s amazing they haven’t been struck by lightning for the hypocrisy — but “weird” is a term of endearment for us, really.

      Thanks for checking it out and, like, finding my strange ramblings amusing. <3

  6. Cate Gardner September 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    Congrats on Scenes – I shall be buying it – and I’d never heard of ‘Steamy Screams’ – how’d I miss that?

    Thank you for the mention.

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