Booked brings you the first half of ManArchy Magazine’s reading featuring Perfect Edge Books and Lazy Fascist Press. The reading was an off-program event at the International Poster Gallery during AWP in Boston. Pela Via and ManArchy Magazine brought together a cadre of authors literally from all over the globe for this reading.
This half of the recording brings you Ben Loory, Michael Paul Gonzalez, Kirsten Alene and Cameron Pierce. After all that, we managed to get Michael Gonzalez to join us on the podcast to talk a bit more about Angel Falls, his upcoming release on Perfect Edge. He also plugs an upcoming anthology by Thunderdome Press, and manages to be one of the first to name drop the Booked. Anthology as one of their upcoming releases.
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Ben Loory started the evening with a story that Cameron Pierce requested about the President James Polk.
Ben Loory is an American short fiction writer based in Los Angeles. His first book, a collection entitled Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day, was published by Penguin Books.
Following the most presidential of stories is Michael Paul Gonzalez, reading from a little something he’s working on.
Michael Paul Gonzalez is an author living in Los Angeles. He takes photos of things and writes about other things. His first novel, Angel Falls, will be released on March 16, 2013 by Perfect Edge Books.
Bringing a simple, funny piece of work into the mix is Kirsten Alene, with a story about giraffes.
Kirsten Alene lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Cameron Pierce, a dog named Tristan and a cat named Hoeru. She is the author of Unicorn Battle Squad (2012), the novella, Love in the Time of Dinosaurs (2010), Chiaroscuro (2009), a poetry chapbook, and several stories and poems currently circulating the worldwide web.
Rounding out this half of the reading is Booked. alum Cameron Pierce, reading from his recent release – Die You Doughnut Bastards
Cameron Pierce’s work has been praised by The Guardian, Cracked.com, Details Magazine, Lloyd Kaufman, New York Times bestselling authors Piers Anthony and John Skipp, S.G. Browne, Carlton Mellick III, SF Site, and New Times, along with many others.His fiction and poetry has appeared in The Barcelona Review, The Bizarro Starter Kit (Purple), The Pedestal Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, Verbicide, Christmas on Crack, Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens, The Dream People, Nemonymous, The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction, Everyday Genius, Bare Bone, Avant-Garde for the New Millennium, Kill Author, The Horror Library Vol. II, Metazen, Thieves Jargon, and Beckett Football Monthly (when he was eight).
Next episode will either continue our ManArchy Magazine reading with Caleb J Ross, Brian Allen Carr and Phil Jourdan reading – or it will be a book review. If it’s a book review, we want it to be a surprise. Check back soon for that!
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