Monday, March 23, 2009

Slave to the Grind

Ah. Monday morning after spring break. It's nice to be back at work? (that's a rhetorical question, of course)

Brenton Tomlinson has posted a rather nice review of Tainted on his blog. If you haven't read the book yet, we've lowered the price (nudge, nudge). Tainted can be purchased at Amazon.com or from the Strange bookstore.

I'd be remiss not to mention Jamie Eyberg's "Nine" up now at Fifty-Two Stitches. Here kitty, kitty, kitty...


As for my writing, I hammered out a flash story last night tentatively titled "Inked". Yep, it's about a tattoo...on a prosthetic leg...that bleeds. I'll give it a few edits and then send it out to submission land.

I'm also working on query letters for both The House Eater(s) and Rock Gods and Scary Monsters this week. Stay tuned for a related contest and free book giveaway later in the week. (I have spare copies of The Black Garden and Monstrous I'm dying to give away.)

In the meantime, I've realized that I have zero red dirt photos from Oklahoma. How could I be so stupid...so here's a rather mean looking cactus close-up from the botanical gardens in OKC:



(ouch)

13 comments:

Ann Eyberg said...

A saw the title of your post and thought of the skid row album. That is an awesome pic of the cactus. Ouch is right.
Good luck with your writing and thanks for posting my story. I had fun writing that one.

Ann Eyberg said...

apparently I am using my wife's computer while I run diagnostic stuff on mine.

Aaron Polson said...

I thought maybe you had a bit of a personality crisis...heh

Aaron Polson said...

Excellent album, by the way. Takes me back...

Jamie Eyberg said...

All the way to my senior year in high school (ugh!)

Catherine J Gardner said...

Are you going to be sending the two books out soon, or are you just getting super prepared by sorting out your query letters?

Look forward to the contest.

Aaron Polson said...

Cate - I'm trying to have everything ready for submission by the end of April. I'll feel better with two books in the slush.

It might not be the best timing...I don't know, but I have to give it a shot.

Natalie L. Sin said...

That would be very bad shoved up anyone's ass. Then again, based on the rectal trauma pictures I researched, that doesn't mean people won't try it anyway.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

I think that plant is from the genus Warcraftus Armorplatus

katey said...

Well I'm sad about the dirt, but that cactus makes up for most of it! What a cool composition; hell of an eye, Mr. Polson.

Good luck with the query letters. The things are painful, possibly moreso than the cactus. But we're on your side, and that should help. Misery, company, etc.

Aaron Polson said...

Jeremy - I couldn't believe the thing was alive...

Katey - It's all in the camera. ;)

Robert said...

Good luck with the querying.

BT said...

Glad you liked the review.

Jamie/Ann - you got me there for a moment.

Aaron, goodluck with the query letters. There is no such thing as a bad time, or any other time being better than another, except for September and late December (apparently), they're bad as editors and agents go on holidays then.