Friday, January 11, 2013


Hi everyone! David Peak, the author of Glowing in the Dark asked me to follow him in this chain letter tagalong blog post because if I don't I think your hair falls out or no one will every love you again. Here's the the rundown: It's a blog series in which the tagged author answers 10 questions and then tags another / other authors who will then do the same thing. There are a lot of writers participating in this series. For a place to start check out: Michael J Seidlinger's post here or Jamie Iredell's post here, and let's not forget Robert Kloss OR Ben Spivey OR Nick Antosca OR Christopher Bundy. (If I forgot someone, apologies!)

1) What is the title of your latest book? 

2) Where did the idea come from for the book? 

Desperation and some sort of thick hung illness. Sick blood stuck in the heart, head, and gut that gets gummed up and squeezed through generations. 

3) What genre does your book fall under? 

An aggregate of: Erotic cannabilism. Psychosexual thriller. Suicide awareness pamphlets. Infomercials. Snuff films.

4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

The Real: Pasta and Lizzie Fitch 
The Virtual: Chloë Sevigny and Dash Snow

5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

One murder leads to another, as blood is the currency of longing and potential destroyer of inhibitions.

6) Who published your book?

7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

The more prose-like moments are from a text I wrote 8 years ago, and had been thinking of ever since. Most of this though was written in a whirlwind winter of desperate hell.

8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

In terms of the affective register, rather than purely based in form, I would say: Ariana Reines’s “MERCURY” means quite a bit along with Blake Butler’s “There Is No Year,” and Lauren Berlant’s “Cruel Optimism.” Kathy Acker’s “My Mother: Demonology: A Novel” and Dennis Cooper’s “The Sluts”.

9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Indebtedness to a feeling of the familial, and how being out of control is the only way to make one feel sovereign.

10) What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?

There is really little held back, and with that comes a rawness to be appreciated and dwelled in. 


Thanks for inviting me David! And please peruse this block of link filled text. Next up to thrash it out is Natalie Shapero. She was one of my TA’s for a creative writing course at OSU, and she is no doubt a stunner through and through. Her collection of poetry, No Object, will be released by Saturnalia Press, March 2013 (which I know, is not a novel, but we gotta keep things rolling, especially with the female influence.)