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August 29th, 2005

Seeing stars

Congrats to Del and Jeff, the intrepid editors of the Dark Delicacies anthology, which received a starred review in Publisher's Weekly! The review referenced Del's excellent afterword several times, and should bode well for the book's sales.

And a special thanks to ladyeuthanasia for the invite to her swell birthday shindig Saturday night. The food was great, the company even better - Karen Taylor looked too cute in her new do, Christa Faust was getting hit on by guys into her tats (that's TATS, you cheeky monkey), Abbie Bernstein and I shared stories about our multiple submission attempts on Hot Blood 13 ("Too complicated!" "Too simple!"), and Maria "Birthday Girl" Alexander was a glowing and gracious hostess.

I spent most of the weekend (when I wasn't ranting at the hysterical and shrieking media coverage of Hurricane Katrina - yes, boys, New Orleans really is still there, despite your attempts to have us believe otherwise) trying to figure out how to put everything I know about doing horror in small theater into 2,000 words (for the second edition of HWA's Writing Horror). I keep ending up with 2,500, then 2,300. Man, this is tough.