Saturday, May 23, 2009


Got a gander at the proofs for Uncage Me coming out in July by Bleak House Books and edited by the inimitable Jen Jordan.

Been reading the stories. Can't stop. Finish reading and I read them again.

My short "Like That Japanese Chick What Broke Up Van Halen" is in there.

How the hell did that happen?

I mean, look at the playlist here.

Scott Phillips, Declan Burke, Bryon Quertermous, Steven Torres, Brian Azzarello, Gregg Hurwitz, Tim Maleeny, Nick Stone, Marytn Waites, J.D. Rhoades, Simon Kernick, Patrick Shawn Bagley, Victor Gischler, Greg Bardsley, J.A. Konrath, Stuart MacBride, Allan Guthrie, Christa Faust, Blake Crouch, Simon Wood, Talia Berliner, and Maxim Jakubowski.

Foreword by John Connolly.

This is some serious shit.

And I'm between Konrath and MacBride.

Which might be the most disturbing sentence I've ever written regardless of context.

Point is. I'm in some fucking incredible company. I kind of feel like the guy they let into the clubhouse because he brought the beer and hope they don't figure out just how not cool he is. Low man on the totem pole?

Take a look at that list again.

Yeah. Low man on the totem pole.

And the editing. And the layout. And the whole fucking thing.

Jen is a goddess. Seriously. She's in some dark pantheon pulling together blood and bone, sex and death and laying it all out onto a page where if you read it too close you'll go insane.

And demand more.

Yes. She's that good.

The whole magilla drops in July, but you can preorder it if you want. Or go to your local Indie and buy a copy when it comes out.

Hell, buy two and scare your mom with a copy.


Kieran Shea said...

you are in there, sir, because you DESERVE to be.

Gerard said...

You also deserve to be kicked in the nuts. So don't feel too good.

/I put the book on my order list.