Plan 9 from Outer Space (2021)

Criticism, Electric Dreamhouse Press

Ed Wood’s 1959 magnum opus, Plan 9 from Outer Space, has long been called the Citizen Kane of bad movies. Why do people keep watching it year after year, even though it’s widely known to be bad art? Is bad art worthwhile? What can we learn about making good art from this supreme example of cinematic ineptitude?

Released in November 2021

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Podcast interviews with Castle Talk, B-Movie Mania, The Dana Gould Hour

The Big Idea on John Scalzi’s Whatever

Ceremonials (2020)

Experimental novella, 130 pp, Kernpunkt Press

Ceremonials is a twelve-part lyric novella inspired by Florence + the Machine’s 2011 album of the same name. It’s the story of two girls, Amelia and Corisande, who fall in love at a boarding school. Corisande dies suddenly on the eve of graduation, but Amelia cannot shake her ghost. A narrative about obsession, the Minotaur, and the veil between life and death, Ceremonials is a poem in prose, a keening in words, and a song etched in ink.

Release date February 11, 2020

After Gardens (2019)

Women’s fiction, 30 pp, the Wild Rose Press (ebook only)

For Maya, a weekend at a hot springs with her boisterous friend Rhondey is just what she needs to move forward after her divorce. For Rhondey, it’s an opportunity to help Maya cut loose a little, shed some of her inhibitions. Maya doesn’t see the need to shed anything, and she’s not looking for a teacher. But the more Maya clings to her privacy, the more difficult it is for her to recognize her true teachers…and the right moment to step free.

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Aphorisms on Surrealism (2017)

Self-made zine containing 12 aphorisms

Sold out, unless any copies remain at the Pop-Hop in Highland Park