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Welcome to the Velvet Anthology

Update: The Kindle Edition of Warmed and Bound is now available. The EPUB will be released September 2011. To be notified when it’s available, leave an email address here. Thank you.  —PV 

 

Warmed and Bound is an anthology of short stories stitched together by the people at The Velvet and edited by Pela Via. The book was released July 22, 2011, and is currently available through major online retailers.

Book trailer by the beautiful and talented author and producer Gordon Highland.

Antonia Crane Tackles Warmed And Bound

Not only does Ms. Crane cover some of the more well-known authors featured in Warmed And Bound, but she pays special attention to some of the authors you may not know. The Rumpus.net publishes a stunning review of Warmed And Bound, written by Antonia Crane, that you can read here.

According to The Rumpus, Antonia Crane is a sex worker and freelance journalist from Humboldt County. Her essays have appeared in Black Clock, Word Riot, The Whistling Fire, The Coachella Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Rumpus Women Vol 1 and lots of other places. She is contributing columnist for The Rumpus and has been working hard on her memoir, SPENT. She lives in Los Angeles with her cats and earns her keep pole dancing in New Orleans. She holds an MFA from Antioch.

You can follow Antonia Crane at her blog.

Spinetingler Reviews Warmed And Bound

The splendid people at Spinetingler Magazine tackled a number of the stories from Warmed And Bound: A Velvet Anthology. You can check the reviews of the stories by: J David Osborne, Craig Clevenger, Caleb J Ross, Stephen Graham Jones, Bob Pastorella, Sean P Ferguson, Axel Taiari, Vincent Louis Carrella, Mark Jaskowski, Craig Wallwork, Nik Korpon, Paul Tremblay, DeLeon DeMicoli, and our editor, Pela Via by clicking on each author’s names.

Spinetingler Magazine has their finger on the pulse of everything literary and everything that even thinks about dressing up and walking around all noir-like. Give their reviews, stories, and press a peek. Nik Korpon and Richard Thomas were both published in their Speedloader, with the cover-work being done by our good, good friend Boden Steiner.

Booked and Warmed And Bound Together Again!


The gentlemen at Booked are doing something tremendous! They’re doing a massive Warmed And Bound themed giveaway over at Goodreads. That’s the generalities. Here’s the incredible details:

You get:
Warmed And Bound: A Velvet Anthology signed by authors Richard Thomas and Chris Deal; Stranger Will signed by author Caleb J. Ross; When October Falls signed by author Christopher J. Dwyer; Cienfuegos signed by author Chris Deal; AND Shivers VI signed by author Richard Thomas

To Win:
Get yourself an account at Goodreads and then click HERE. You should have an account with Goodreads anyhow.

In the Thunderdome: Doc O’Donnell

The seventh installment in the Thunderdome-Warmed and Bound Series (explained here).

Bunnies, Rats, Ferrets and Me

“I’m waiting for Suzannah to get home …”  >> Read more

Introduction for Doc O’Donnell written by Jesse Lawrence:
Doc O’Donnell gets me. Or, I’d like to think he does, anyway. Never mind that time, once, when he was quoting Arrested Development or some such and I just kept flashing back on Dirty Dancing, missing, exactly, what was going on in all this, and certainly not unsticking myself from the eighties, from where I was living for the music, through it, maybe even dreaming those rock ‘n’ roll superstar fantasies, the kind that “didn’t quite work out” for Doc, thus throwing him into the storyteller ring, allowing me to even know of him, let alone get to misquote things with or around him.

Reviews in the Interim

We took a break from promotion, largely to avoid wearing out our friends, but now we’re terribly behind. Apologies to those whose efforts (or emails) haven’t been properly acknowledged yet. Soon, I promise.

Meanwhile, some new reviews are up at Amazon. (One immense review by The Velvet’s own Roger Sarao that I’d like to have notarized)

I can’t express how helpful and wonderful these are for us. If you have a moment to write a quick review or give a star rating, we would be sincerely grateful. Because anything we could possibly say about this book probably sounds better coming from you.

quick links: Amazon (reviews now require purchase–annoying but prevents fudged ratings), GoodreadsBarnes&NoblePowell’s

Lastly, within the Velvet community, a classy place for contributors to review without shame.

Thanks. Updates and Velvet Press news to come. We hope you’ve had a nice summer.

In the Thunderdome: J David Osborne

The fifth installment in the Thunderdome-Warmed and Bound Series (explained here).

Sepp

“Sepp and Arlo Clancy raised rabbits and chickens but the chickens always died…”  >> Read more

Introduction for David Osborne written by Jesse Lawrence:
J David Osborne has until recently escaped me, and it’s not one bit his doing, but mine. I’ve had his debut novel By the Time We Leave Here, We’ll be Friends since I caught an early ripple in some certain friendly waters. However, I have yet take that Siberian trip. But then

Well, then, I caught “Three Theories on the Murder of John Wily” in Warmed and Bound. That story there, it shook something maybe not, say, familiar in me, but something I saw glimmers of elsewhere, possible futures of other people, snowballing in my brain like the Run Lola Run flash forward snap shot schemes. And now
So, now, I’m thinking on packing myself in a Eastern Europe-bound crate and seeing what, exactly, I have been missing.

—Jesse Lawrence

In the Thunderdome: Edward J Rathke

The fourth installment in the Thunderdome-Warmed and Bound Series (explained here).

Now Here is Nowhere

“The air, thousands of blades rushing over the evershifting earth. I walk nameless and faceless through a featureless land beneath an unremarkable sky …”  >> Read more

Introduction for Eddy Rathke written by Jesse Lawrence:

I’m walking down the street, half immersed in the stolen glance of a tangential thought and half immersed in the book I’m reading, in the trees I am, so far, avoiding, and I catch a peripheral spark of fancy dress. Edward J Rathke. Could that have been?

Mr. Rathke and I, we share a city and we circle similar halls, but we do these things in just such a fashion that we seem to always pass each other by, failing at formally meeting. As I shuffle the city streets, Eddy runs to alternating global corners, writing letters to himself and those he meets, his prose as mellifluous as the paths which he seems to take.

I imagine him at the ballet, simultaneously in the front row and in the wings. Or even, perhaps, in some Lynchian time-travel cinematic dream wherein he takes the place of Sami Frey.

—Jesse Lawrence

In the Thunderdome: Amanda Gowin

The third installment in the Thunderdome-Warmed and Bound Series (explained here).

Tin Man

“When you pop your knuckles you can’t wear rings …”  >> Read more

Introduction for the lovely Amanda Gowin written by The Velvet’s own Jesse Lawrence:
Amanda Gowin, like her story “Tin Man,” is a tornado in my mind. She’s caught in this secret history, a lucid dream, the way things very well may have been. Part of her, in this here history, she’s my sister, and another part of her, the flip-side, she’s this swelling platonic twin, the kind that you’d have shed blood with and sworn allegiance to before people then your age knew, even, what “acronym” meant. In all that, that world within me that only imagination and heart can reach, we’re racing—giggling, fingers entwined—her feet two steps ahead of mine, daring adventures out of me, teaching me to dance, and teaching me how to apply eye shadow just so so that Halloween can be that much more real. And when the first step is finally my turn, when I decide that jump is something I can take, she’s right there, going too, future’s possibilities opening up below us.

—Jesse Lawrence

In the Thunderdome: Chris Deal

The second installment in the Thunderdome-Warmed and Bound Series (explained here).

Truckstop Magic

“He had this magic trick, my granddad. …”  >> Read more

Chris Deal worked in a cigar shop before he married his true love. One Christmas he drew my name in a secret-santa gift exchange and I received a non-descript box of books that smelled like a secret-santa cigar exchange. I wasn’t supposed to know who sent it, which made me smile.

Recently someone in my home rounded a corner and caught me at my bookcase inhaling the inside spine of a book. There was a pause and a grimace. He finally asked what I was doing. I said I didn’t know.

I don’t usually go around smelling things. Nor would I ever try to smell Chris Deal himself, unless invited, but occasionally a connection is made; between my memories of funny times, things like cigar-infused gifts, and my fondness of a certain person, and there’s a feeling that no longer relates to writing or books. I talk about Chris Deal’s writing often. He’s a sort of pure talent who knows nothing but honesty and humility. But when I’m in the privacy of my home, and free to stop talking about books, and smell or taste whatever’s nearby, I like Chris Deal the person even more than the writer. Which, from me, all things considered, is quite a claim.

—PV

Phil Jourdan on Warmed and Bound

 examines Warmed and Bound from a unique angle, drawing parallels between modern online writing communities and the early 20th century “amateur journalism” movement.

Warmed and Bound is selling so well that, even in terms of the market, it has legitimized itself. By virtue of its uncompromising “underground” roots it has broken into the mainstream, and people like it. That should tell us something.”

He brings an interesting perspective and shares why the success of The Velvet anthology hasn’t exactly surprised him.

“What makes the people over at The Velvet more interesting than others is their drive to push things forwards.”

Many thanks to Phil for the encouraging words.

>> Read the article at PAJourdan.com.

Booked Podcast: Craig Clevenger

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From Booked: Craig Clevenger is the author of The Contortionist’s Handbook (MacAdam/Cage, 2002) and Dermaphoria (MacAdam/Cage, 2005). He is currently at work on his third novel. (photo by Timothy Faust)

Mentioned
Italo CalvinoIf On A Winter’s Night A Traveler
Seth Morgan
Will Christopher Baer
Steve EriksonTours of the Black Clock
William Gay’s books
Mike Hogan – Man out of Time
Rob Roberge

Played
R.L. Burnside – Chain of Fools
Junior Kimbrough – I Love Ya Baby

The Fuse

What follows is a series of Warmed and Bound sentences as chosen by Richard Thomas. During the week of the book’s release, Richard took his favorite lines to Twitter, where an afterthought of a project suddenly became quite popular. Myself an adoring fan of his idea, I sought permission to use his posts and have since compiled and re-sorted them here. The excerpt from the book’s foreword captures well what these stand-out lines do for us. Many thanks to Richard Thomas for being the hardest worker in Noir. And thanks again to Steve Erickson for eloquently saying what we mean when we grin and sigh. Enjoy. —Pela

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“…and the moment you read this sentence you know there’s a fuse attached to it, you can see in the distance its glint and hear in the background its hiss, this fuse that was lit before you ever picked up the book and which burns closer and brighter with every page turned.”
Steve Erickson

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“I give her the truth on an ordinary day. It’s the release she’s been praying for.”
@wickerkat

“Every move she made was slow and soft like the bubbles in a bath, loving like a mother”
@ferghova

“Lester felt something give deep inside him. Like a Christmas ornament in space”
@stephengjones72

“Crime-scene slides project themselves onto the wall…dust motes suspended in the lamplight.”
@gordonhighland

“My head throbs like a beaten heart. My first instinct was wrong.”
@beverst

“She’s a whore and will always be a whore, he said. Bright flashes lit up the room.”
@D_DeMicoli

“Broken glass glitters under the streetlamp, a thousand green eyes tracking me.”
@NikKorpon

“On this road he had run from the fire. On this road, he was the wind.”
@theserpentbox

“In the woods they held hands…the trees bent into a portal blowing a voice through their flesh.”
Gavin Pate

“Her body inspired a tactile covetousness: you wanted it to be your hands alone on her body.”
Craig Davidson

“I touched her face and slowly ground my lips into hers…She tasted like bubblegum.”
@bob_pastorella

“The streets glisten and a veil hangs over the sky, blotting the moon, the sun, and stars.”
@edwardjrathke

“Each orgasm a flurry of pixel and data. Patterned chaos. A self-replicating archive”
@MuttersomeTaxi

“Where is the fifth ace?” “The fifth ace?” says the voice. “Sir, you are the fifth ace.”
Brian Evenson

“They came to see her dance, people with money and people with love.”
@ChrisCDeal

“You’d find the good gossip downtown…where grass and power lines fight for dominance.”
@jdavidosborne

“From across the bar, I couldn’t stop staring at her, at that breathtaking mouth of hers.”
@mdbell79

“She smells like a dryer. She has black hair but wears it like it’s blond.”
@paulGtremblay

“Anarchy fucking rules. Riots in the streets fucking rule. Pee wee soccer games fucking rule.”
@bradley_sands

“Try to fall on your head when you land…A bloody nose will make it look more realistic.”
@craigwallwork

“Tonight in Sector 7, come see The Amazing Asher kill himself for your entertainment.”
@axeltaiari

“If you love me, she says, you’ll do this. She hands me a razor blade.”
@DocODonnell

“Like the brain, everything about you will dry up & deplete. Until you’re nothing but bones.”
@brandontietz

“You killed me that day. Have you ever had to hold your mouth with both hands?”
@pelavia

“Ernie learns to walk. And soon after, takes to chasing trains.”
@calebjross

“Ralph, What is sex like in the later years? My sweet, have you ever shot pool with a rope?”
Gary Paul Libero

“The baby died. I put it in the trash. Remember to pull the can to the curb tomorrow.”
@CameronPierce

“Yes, I could see it in the child there, a black door under the confetti of his brains…”
@blakebutler

“The thing was hissing and it tried to curl in on itself and Myra started shaking”
Jeremy Robert Johnson

“You were heavier than I expected, and the room felt bigger than it was.”
@NicYoungster

“They take you at night. Or, they take you early in the morning.”
@kyle_minor

“What was supposed to be an infant in seven months now sits in the palm of my hand.”
Gayle Towell

“Without Tilly the world was clocks. They hovered with round faces and she scurried away.”
@mandajoon

“The moon is full on the horizon, full and dancing along the top of every gentle wave.”
@irelocus

“She flared in the dark like some wild animal’s lone eye in my headlights.”
Craig Clevenger

“I look at her again. I want to see something there…to remember the woman I married. But I can’t.”
JR Harlan

“She bites down hard on my collarbone and my whole body jerks.”
Mark Jaskowski

“For the 15 seconds it takes her to saw through the arm I’ve never loved anyone as much as her.”
@chrisjdwyer

“When I came out of that fever dream, stumbling into the sunlight…I had resurrected myself.”
@loganchance

In the Thunderdome: Craig Wallwork

Mr Wadsworth and the Flea Circus

“I noticed it first at the second meeting. His hands were smaller, and when he held the metal high-dive model complete with board and splash, it appeared much bigger than it did in my hand. …”  >> Read more

Craig Wallwork is one of my personal favorites, as humans go. He is fearless in ways that are too rare among writers; he will say anything, if it means making a reader laugh. Or making a friend feel loved. He wins for formidable earnestness, and we win for getting our hands on his exceptional writing.

I love this photo of him. He looks cooler than the rest of us, and knowing him like I do—how he reacts to compliments—I can’t resist trying to say the things that turn such a hard face bright red.

Details are fuzzy now, but in my memory I begged him to be in this anthology, regardless of his perceived difference in writing style. I don’t win many arguments, but I’m quite happy I won that one.

—PV

A Month in the Thunderdome

Thunderdome is a webzine founded by the multi-talented Michael Paul Gonzalez.

Michael has a brilliant eye for art, crossing many mediums and platforms. In the fall of 2011 he will edit the Thunderdome print anthology, In Search of a City – Los Angeles in 1,000 Words, with stories prompted by gorgeous Hipstamatic-style photos of LA, and featuring many of Warmed and Bound‘s own contributors.

Through the month of August, Thunderdome will feature two stories a week by Warmed and Bound contributors. It is a unique privilege for us to get a full month of attention from such an awesome magazine. Please help us return the affection by ‘liking’ the Thunderdome Facebook page and returning often to www.thundadome.com.

From the Thunderdome website:
“August will be a bit of a departure from our latest “Writer in Residence” series, and instead present writers, a collection of them in fact! The Velvet, an online literary community, released its first print collection last month to a rousing success – the book sold so rapidly that it temporarily broke Barnes & Noble’s website (which is a very dark story on its own…). This month, we’ll roll out two stories per week from some of the writers featured in the book, concluding the month with Mlaz Corbier’s latest Dispatch from Thunder Road as he tracks down the wily and elusive Pela Via, hard-working editor of the Warmed and Bound collection. Some of these stories are stand alone works, some are previously published in print, but appearing online for the first time, and others are tangential to the stories you’ll see in the book. Enjoy the ride!”

Aug 3: “Mr. Wadsworth & The Flea Circus” by Craig Wallwork

Booked Podcast: Stephen Graham Jones

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From Booked: Stephen Graham Jones started writing in 1990, in an emergency room. Ten years later, his first novel came out, and, since then, there have been six more, and two collections. It Came From Del Rio and The Ones That Got Away are the most recent books, and Flushboy and Not for Nothing (both from Dzanc) are up next. Jones has also had some hundred and thirty stories published, anthologized, and included in annuals and textbooks. And he still finds himself in the emergency room more than he really planned. Jones teaches in the MFA program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and has been a member of the Velvet since 2005. More at demontheory.net.

Mentioned
Stephen’s article at Pop Matters: Paranormal Activity and the Pinocchio Complex
C.J. Box
Charles McCarry
Louise Erdrich’s book Love Medicine
Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory

Played
Tesla – Heaven’s Trail
D.A.D. – Sleeping My Day Away

Booked Podcast: Brian Evenson

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From Booked: Brian Evenson is the author of ten books of fiction, most recently the limited edition novella Baby Leg, published by New York Tyrant Press in 2009. In 2009 he also published the novel Last Days (which won the American Library Association’s award for Best Horror Novel of 2009) and the story collection Fugue State, both of which were on Time Out New York’s top books of 2009. His novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an IHG Award. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Slovenian. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he directs Brown University’s Literary Arts Program. Other books include The Wavering Knife (which won the IHG Award for best story collection), Dark Property, and Altmann’s Tongue. He has translated work by Christian Gailly, Jean Frémon, Claro, Jacques Jouet, Eric Chevillard, Antoine Volodine, and others. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship.

Mentioned
Jorge Luis Borges
Brian Conn – The Fixed Stars
Leslie Norris, and his works on Amazon

Played
Airborne Toxic Event – Changing
Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room – It’s Gonna Rain All Day

Booked Podcast: Gordon Highland

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From Booked: Gordon Highland is the author of the novels Major Inversions and the forthcoming Flashover. A member of The Velvet since 2006, he is a site moderator and one of its most frequent posters. Gordon has been directing videos professionally for over fifteen years, and lives in the Kansas City area, where he also enjoys writing, recording, and performing music. Visit him at gordonhighland.com.

Mentioned
Fred Venrturini – The Samaritan
Andrez Bergen – Tobacco Stained Mountain Goat
The Velvet Podcast

Played
Derek Trucks Band – Joyful Noise
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones – Sex in a Pan

Booked Podcast: Bob Pastorella

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From Booked: Bob Pastorella lives in Southeast Texas. He’s published with Outsider Writers Collective, Thunderdome, Nefarious Muse, Troubadour 21, and his short story “To Watch Is Madness” is featured in The Zombist: Undead Western Tales Anthology. He is currently working on a vampire/noir novel. You can visit Bob at bobpastorella.com.

Mentioned
H.R. Giger
Peter Straub
Ramsey Campbell
Kathe Koja, and her book Under the Poppy

Played
Judas Priest – The Hellion-Electric Eye
Nazareth – Hair of the Dog

Booked Podcast: J David Osborne

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From Booked: J David Osborne is the author of the Lynchian gulag-escape novel By the Time We Leave Here, We’ll Be Friends. His second novel, Low Down Death Right Easy, is due out this winter from Swallowdown Press. He lives in Oklahoma with his dog.

Mentioned
Anne Applebaum – Gulag: A History
Kris Saknussemm
Noodling

Played
Aesop Rock – Fish Tales
Big KRIT – Country Shit

Booked Podcast: Nik Korpon

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From Booked: Nik Korpon is the author of Stay God, Old Ghosts and By the Nails of the Warpriest. His stories have bloodied the pages and screens of Crime Factory, Shotgun Honey, Black Heart Magazine, 3:AM and more. He lives in Baltimore.

Mentioned
Scott McClanahan
Tom Piccirilli’s book Every Shallow Cut
Crime Factory
Black Heart Magazine’s forthcoming Noir issue

Played
Cocksparrer – Where Are They Now?
Nick Cave – More News From Nowhere

Booked Podcast: Axel Taiari

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From Booked: Axel Taiari is a French writer, born in Paris in 1984. He studied Screenwriting and Modern Literature. After an endless string of shit jobs, he quit everything to focus on writing. His work has appeared in multiple magazines and anthologies, including Dogmatika, 3:AM Magazine, No Colony, and 365tomorrows. He is also the creator and co-editor of the literary journal Rotten Leaves. He has recently finished a noir science-fiction novel and is now trying to sell his soul to the devil. Read more at axeltaiari.com and rottenleaves.com. You can also stalk him on Twitter @axeltaiari.

Mentioned
Rotten Leaves
Axel’s story Ritual of Tongues in Dirty Noir
Vincent Louis Carella’s book Serpent Box

Played
Tom Waits – Misery is the River of the World
Bob Dylan – The Times They Are-A-Changin’

Booked Podcast: Edward J Rathke

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From Booked: Edward J Rathke is an adventurous dandy wandering space and time. More of his life and words may be found at edwardjrathke.wordpress.com.

Mentioned
Molly Gaudry’s Lit Pub
Thunderdome

Played
Max Richter – Vladimir’s Blues and Infra 8

Booked Podcast: Doc O’Donnell

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From Booked: Doc writes, reads and fucks from a dark and dirty apartment in Newcastle, Australia. He is the publisher and senior editor of Dirty Noir (www.dirtynoir.com). You can find his work and abuse him at http://www.docodonnell.com

Mentioned
Write Room
Charles Bukowski’s books, and his style of ‘dirty realism’
Nik Korpon
Doc’s Warmed and Bound Tattoo

Played
AC/DC – Back in Black
Rose Tattoo – Bad Boy For Love

Booked Podcast: Anthony David Jacques

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From Booked: Anthony David Jacques has bagged groceries, sold women’s clothing, booked international travel, roasted coffee, repossessed cars, survived cancer and Christianity, gotten married, written a novel, and now he works as a gemologist while slaving over prose. Writing is what he does to make sense of everything else. His short fiction has been published at Colored Chalk, Dogmatika, Troubadour 21, Pulp Metal Magazine and Outsider Writers Collective. He is currently at work on his second novel. anthonydavidjacques.com

Mentioned
Mark Z Danielewski – House of Leaves

Played
Team Sleep – Your Skull is Red

Order Overload

On a less fun note, it’s true Barnes & Noble has canceled orders. We don’t yet know why, or if there are more cancellations to come, but we’re presently seeking a very good explanation.

For readers affected: We wouldn’t recommend placing a new order quite yet, not without a better understanding of where the breakdown occurred. (Especially with regard to Barnes and Noble, whose price is now up to $15.95.) Till further notice—to serve as a temporary and to offset the inconvenience—Barnes and Noble cancellation emails can be forwarded to PELAVIA@THE-VELVET.COM in exchange for a PDF of the book.

Sincere apologies this has happened.

Barnes & Noble Bestseller

On the day of its release, Warmed and Bound reached seventh in the country on the Barnes & Noble Top Bestseller list. Among all paperbacks, it ranked third. Now into its second day, it remains the number one trending book.

We never knew what to expect with this project. A fledgling press, pulled into existence to create this one book, the objective was to not lose money. We weren’t expecting this.

We feel an enormous debt of gratitude to all those who bought the book or helped spread the word. Thank you.  —PV

Booked Podcast: Caleb J. Ross

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From Booked: Caleb J Ross has been published widely, both online and in print. He graduated with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Creative Writing from Emporia State University. He is the author of the story chapbook Charactered Pieces: stories, the novels Stranger Will and I Didn’t Mean to Be Kevin, and the forthcoming novella As a Machine and Parts. Visit his official page at: calebjross.com. Twitter: @calebjross and Facebook: facebook.com/rosscaleb.

Mentioned
The AWP
Paris and the Hiltons

Played
Paris and the Hiltons – Blitzkrieg Nacho Theatrical

Jay Slayton-Joslin Vs. Twenty-Two: And We Love Him

Jay Slayton-Joslin, the upcoming author interviewer took on the great task of interviewing twenty-two of the thirty-eight authors contained within Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology. He asked each author three questions, resulting in a great variation in sixty-six responses.

You can read the interview: Warmed & Bound Collection – The Multiple Voices Inside Your Book at http://jayslaytonjoslin.com/

And while you’re there, feel free to check out Jay’s own personal writing in the menu at the top of his website, or simply click: HERE

Booked Podcast: Pela Via Interview

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From Booked: Warmed and Bound editor and author Pela Via spared us a few minutes to come on and talk about all of the work she did not by contributing her story Touch, but also as the editor and a major driving force in the project. We got to learn what the Velvet is like as a community, and what it was like working with all of the talented writers of this collection.

Mentioned
Warmed and Bound
Mlaz Corbier – Booked’s own Matt Damon!
Email DB Cox here for more information on Unaccustomed Mercy: donniebegood AT charter DOT net (Pela talked to DB Cox and got permission for us to post this email address for anyone interested in purchasing Unaccustomed Mercy)

Played
Mr. Via – Sandwich Girl

Warmed and Bound: The Trailer

Created by Gordon Highland, a genius with still photos and making them move:

Warmed and Bound (book trailer) from Gordon Highland on Vimeo.

Gordon is also the author of Major Inversions, the forth coming Flashover, and he wrote Headshot which appears in Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology.

Booked Podcast: Richard Thomas Interview

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From Booked: “Richard Thomas stopped by the Booked virtual studios to talk Warmed and Bound and his story within – Say Yes to Pleasure. We’ve been waiting to talk to Richard for a while, so we had a lot of ground to cover. Along the way we cover Richard’s upcoming projects, what’s so great about the Velvet… and what’s so damn scary about Paranormal Activity.”

Mentioned
Speed Loader – from Snub Nose Press
Richard’s work at The Nervous Breakdown
The Cult

Played
Radiohead – Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

Booked Podcast: Sean Ferguson Interview

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From Booked: Sean P Ferguson stopped in to chat with the Booked crew for a little bit about Warmed and Bound and his story within – Inside Out. Along the way we talked about everything from writing to the timeless cinematic treasure, Down Periscope.

Mentioned

Sean’s website
Michael Kun – The Locklear Letters
Jesus Angel Garcia – badbadbad
Sean P Ferguson is not Mourning Goats. He’s not. really.

Played
Alkaline Trio – Clavicle
Limp Bizkit – Gold Cobra

Booked Podcast: Amanda Gowin Interview

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Mentioned

Clown Girl by Monica Drake
Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock
By the Time We Leave Here, We’ll Be Friends by J. David Osbourne

Played
Nina Simone – I’m Gonna Leave You

Booked Podcast: Chris Deal Interview

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Mentioned
Nefarious Muse
Outsider Writer’s Collective
Thunderdome
Crime Factory
Chris’s story A Sliver of Glass at Dirty Noir

Played
Faith No More – Stripsearch

Booked Podcast: Warmed and Bound Sessions

The fine gentlemen behind the Booked Podcast Series, Livius Nedin and Robb Olson, have launched a Warmed and Bound series of interviews, to feature a new interview every day for the next seventeen days. 

This is incredibly kind of them and we like the attention, so please repay the favor: subscribe to the podcast, leave intimate love notes in the comment section, and spread the word. Their show is great, it’s my favorite podcast, easily. (Between us, most of us were fans and listeners before they expressed any interest in our anthology, so we feel beyond flattered.)

Interview line-up:

7.18.11 Chris Deal 7.19.11 Amanda Gowin
7.20.11 Sean Ferguson 7.21.11 Richard Thomas
7.22.11 Pela Via 7.23.11 Caleb J Ross
7.24.11 Anthony David Jacques 7.25.11 Doc O’Donnell
7.26.11 Edward J Rathke 7.27.11 Axel Taiari
7.28.11 Nik Korpon 7.29.11 J David Osborne
7.30.11 Bob Pastorella 7.31.11 Gordon Highland
8.01.11 Brian Evenson 8.02.11 Stephen Graham Jones
8.03.11 Craig Clevenger    

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