Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

The proof arrives!

Finally got the proof for Wunderkammer 3. I was beginning to lose hope.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My printing woes.

Once again, a printer, which I shall refrain from naming, is vexing me.
I sent them the files for Wunderkammer 3 nearly a month ago and I still haven't heard from them. No answer to my follow up inquiry, no invoice for my order. Totally unresponsive. At this rate, it won't get done until November at the earliest.
So... I reformatted the files to another printer's specs and sent it to them. We'll see.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New issue coming soon!


The Fall 2010 issue of Wunderkammer has just been sent to the printer. Should be ready for October!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Tales From the Creepy Bus, Book 12



Acrimonius Saltpeter had just remarked to his friend, Tode, "bless my soul, but didn't I see you yesterday, waxing your mustaches at Biggums Bandshell?"
"You are most dreadfully mistaken, my fine simple wretch," said Tode, " for both myself and my doppleganger were engaged at the moment you mentioned (did he?) in a game of cock-robin with Doris Supplenty."
"Oh yes, then I completely understand and I pray you forgive me my liberties, old bark."
"Not at all, old toff. Don't even think of mentioning it."
Merrily did they skip and trot along their dusty way and passed, they did, many a paltry sum of brain parts scattered to the whims.

But twenty furlongs to the south and several inches nor'west, with three sheets to the wind and five points aft the port bow, there sat upon his ass, a parson of disreputable girth. He smoked a clay pipe filled with acrid pitch as he beat his ass, the poor animal receiving the relentless blows from his cloth-clad burden with the reverence and sanguinity of a parched lord. Yet did this animal not bear spirit of mind? For within its thoughts there was a resemblance of certain morals and forms and ideals of an elevated nature, there disproving and usurping the parson's system of axioms. All at once, the parson's existence as a rational being was negated and he flashed from existence.
At that very moment, the Spooky Bus belched forth its one occupant...

[exuent S.B. Occupant and ass.]

[Interior. Doris Supplenty's boudoir. Acrimonious Saltpeter and Tode, both reclining in a washbasin of perfumed water.]

AS: The world is full of cabbages, you know. [lifts a morsel of sweetmeats to his lips, partially missing and spilling crumbs down his damp jabot.]

T: So you say. And how came you to this peak of observation?

AS: As always, through steady observation and constancy of reason.

T: An example, pray?

AS: On my way here today, I passed thirty persons, by my count, and not less than four and twenty of them were cabbages.

T: 'Tis remarkable indeed. And do you know, if they're not cabbages, they're radishes.

AS: You are correct sir. I say, is there not any more cake? Pray call that blaggardly fellow of a dogsbody and tell him come here.

[BFOAD is summoned.]

Friday, June 25, 2010

A few literary picks

Just read The Black Minutes by Martin Solares. Gritty pulp stuff, a good read. The heat and the violence (or the threat of it) seem relentless. Reading it finally made me pick up my advance copy of 2666.
Also, just started Hiding the Elephant. Something about Edwardian showmanship is endlessly appealing to me. Puts me in the mind of some of Steven Millhauser stories.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's here!

Wunderkammer Two is now available through my etsy store...
http://www.etsy.com/shop/gurusmasher

Thursday, January 28, 2010

For February release...


Just sent the files to the printer for Wunderkammer Two. It should be ready by the end of february.

I've had to delay the launch of Little Auk Library while I finished up Wunderkammer, but I plan on resuming work on that and hope to have one out by summer. Proposed first offering... This Business of Death... a view of late antiquity through the eyes of the God of Death.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The End is nigh!

That's right, the second volume of Wunderkammer, tantalizingly titled Wunderkammer Two is very very near completion. How near, you ask? Let me just say this... one more picture. Oooo yeah. Should be back from the printer by the end of February if all goes as it should.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


That's right, m*thaf*ckas!