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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.

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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: Edward J Rathke

The fourth installment in the ThunderdomeWarmed 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


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


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


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.


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.