Mouth Full of Ghosts!

I am lucky enough to have been interviewed by one of my favorite authors, Heather Fowler, for the literature resource Fictionaut. Before you read the interview–which is a fun romp through my mind!–please go investigate something far superior, like Heather’s recent collection This Time, While We’re Awake or People With Holes from the incredible Pink Narcissus Press. Yes, I’m slinging a lot of praise here, but these folks have earned it so don’t give me any lip! Ahem. Okay, so. Now. You ready? Take the plunge into my cerebral cortex at For life advice, writing advice, and how to make money while you sleep I again urge you to visit

And, for today’s song from the Colors Made of Tears soundtrack, we have “Mouth Full of Ghosts.” One of my favorites. Yes, that’s probably getting old, but with 120 songs you’re allowed to have a dozen or so favorites, don’t you think? Please give “Mouth Full of Ghosts” a listen free of charge at

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  1. This is the blurb I wrote for her recent collection, which was not included on the cover or front matter because they ran out of room (well, that’s what they *told* me):

    Heather Fowler has described herself, perhaps tongue in cheek, as a morbid Alice in Wonderland in the men’s room of dystopia. The stories in her new colllection, This Time, While We’re Awake, are dark, creepy, disturbing, and quietly horrific. “Call It Shelter,” describing the paranoid tension in a community tornado shelter, and “Child Silencing Devices,” in which a traveling salesman attempts to hawk a new technology to an unimpressed customer, use prosaic details that evoke that master of modern horror, Shirley Jackson. Others employ a violence that is almost indirect, witnessed but not personally experienced, as in “The Hiders,” where aliens come periodically to select and kill a single individual while their friends and families hide without watching–except when one decides to watch. These inventive tales sometimes have unexpected humor and often have female protagonists and a feminist tone, presenting entrapment and empowerment as two sides of the same coin. The reader will be surprised and engaged.
    –Lyle Blake Smythers, author of Feasting With Panthers


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