Lit Noir Does Halloween

Posted on 11 July 2012

For the low, low cost of $1, you can get:

“The inside story of Jekyll and Hyde ten years later, a 10-year old dresses as dead poet Sylvia Plath for Halloween, and why you should not to have sex with Machiavelli’s dwarf. Plus more Kriesel poems, cartoons, and Spanky and John go to the movies.”

That’s the description for Lit Noir #5, a Kindle publication that includes my story “The Last Halloween.” Those of you who have read Living Arrangements will recognize Genevieve and her unusual Halloween costume; those who haven’t can now check it out in this publication.

This all brings me to the elephant in the room: Why hasn’t Living Arrangements been released as an e-book? I get asked this all the time and trust me, I know — not everyone can be stuck in the stone ages like me and still read only paper books. I can only promise that Living Arrangements will definitely be available as an e-book. When that day comes (and it should be sooner rather than later), you’ll know it. I’ll do a second mini-release for the Kindle/Nook/e-reader version of the book.

In the meantime, at least one of the stories in Living Arrangements can be accessed on your new-fangled Kindle device. I think my characters will be in good company with Jekyll and Hyde, Machiavelli’s dwarf, and Spanky and John, don’t you?


4 responses to Lit Noir Does Halloween

  • I kind of wondered why I couldn’t download it to my iPad Kindle app!

  • Sarah W says:

    You had me at Jekyll and Hyde–okay, I’m lying, it was Machiavelli’s dwarf.

    Regardless, I’m in!

  • Josephine says:

    the last halloween was in my top three of favorite living arrangement stories (sorry, it kinda feels mean to say I had a top three–they were all beautiful!)

    so i’ve got two paperbacks with me on vacation–both strayed books, Torch and Tiny Beautiful Things which I trekked to the nearest Barnes and Noble two days ago to get as soon as it was out) and both are “beach perfect”–the pages swollen from getting splashed then drying immediately, dog-eared on the both the outer corners, the bulk of what I’ve read wanting to curl back over the spine b/c in the way they were held while i was reading the pages to come.

    isn’t there something perfect about a well worn book? they’re like people escaping middle age with their wits still intact, but a lot more character than when they started.

    like sam elliot, right?

  • Averil Dean says:

    Very cool cover on that issue, and you know how I love noir. I’m all over this one.

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