“The idea that the creative endeavor and mind-altering substances are entwined is one of the great pop-intellectual myths of our time. … Substance abusing writers are just substance abusers — common garden variety drunks and druggies, in other words. Any claims that the drugs and alcohol are necessary to dull a finer sensibility are just the usual […]
But writing is not my career. It doesn’t end or stop at the point at which I’m making money. And it shouldn’t be influenced by the loss of sales or whether or not people find my work accessible.
This update was a long time coming, but all signed copies of Girl Like a Bomb have been sold out. Thank you so much to everyone who pre-ordered a copy. You can still get a (non-signed) pre-order on the CLASH website. I’ll also be at AWP 2019 in Portland and you can find me at […]
SOME NEWS FIRST: I will be at Bizzarocon 2019 in Portland this year, the weekend of January 10th, if you want to say hello. Fair warning, I will most likely have a drink in hand and may be in full maniac mode. Signed copies of Girl Like a Bomb is available at CLASH books for […]
A quick blog update -I recently did a podcast with Bizzong! about Girl Like A Bomb. Pre-orders for Girl Like A Bomb were dropped by Amazon temporarily (They are not accepting preorders longer than 6 months) but still available on the CLASH website. As a bonus, they’ll also be signed.
I have this romanticized image of what it means to be a productive writer. I’m in a locked room, alone, with the moonlight filtering through a giant window and alighting the spines of ancient tomes beside my work desk. The computer monitor glows. Drone music plays through big headphones. I’m wearing nothing but a big […]
Everyone knows that discipline is required to achieve great success, and also that we all probably need more of it. It’s the secret ingredient that is usually comprised of bitterness and self-loathing. We push ourselves by decrying our flesh as weak and our brains as stupid. We bully ourselves to force our bodies into a […]
CLASH Books is excited to present the cover for GIRL LIKE A BOMB. Autumn Christian’s third novel is a dark journey of self-discovery. An existential labyrinth of love, sex, and self-actualization where the only way out is through. When high schooler Beverly Sykes finally has sex, her whole life changes. She feels an explosion inside of her […]
Someone put up a picture on Instagram of a quote from one of my stories in Ecstatic Inferno. And my primal brain knew that it was my writing, but in a way I couldn’t accept it, because the words that I had written were so far from my current state. It was as if I […]
Upper Rubber Boot Books is publishing two anthologies featuring speculative fiction women writers: Broad Knowledge: 35 Women Up to No Good & Sharp & Sugar Tooth. My never before published story, “Flowers for Dogman” will be in the anthology Broad Knowledge, along with 35 other awesome women writers. If you’d like to support the […]