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This is pretty dang cool. Despumation is being featured on Decibel Magazine‘s Tales from the Metalnomicon (written by the lovely and talented Shawn Macomber). Big thanks to Shawn for making me sound cool. And…submit!

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This was fun. Did a little Q&A with Sally Dreskin at Les Femmes Folles. Go check it out! And thanks, Sally!

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So…life has been complicated since I last posted. Our beloved Moggy had to be let go on June 24th, as his leukemia finally caught up with him. Almost six years was much longer than the 2-3 years vets gave him, so we can’t complain, although we miss him terribly.

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That said, there is always a silver lining, or in this case, two linings, one black and one grey. The day we took Moggy to the vet’s, there were two cats that had been abandoned there the night before. We had to wait a month to make sure any bits left over from Mogg’s leukemia were indeed gone, but about a week ago, we brought home Aud the Deepminded (black) and Gudrun (grey). Good, strong viking women. They’re adjusting well, and so are we.

LadiesontheCouchIn addition to that, we’ve been having issues with our neighbors, with whom the township has sided, and now we are forced to enter into litigation. I won’t go into the details, but I assure you, it’s absolutely not how we want to spend our time and money, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

These things have been stressful and distracting, but I have, nonetheless, been productive. Been doing a lot of editing. Happily working on Stephen Graham Jones‘s ‘Sterling City’ for Nightscape Press.

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But the most exciting news I have is that I’ve started a press. Here is our mission statement:

In fiction, Despumation Press seeks to champion writing that explores the diverse themes metal customarily addresses using language in such a way as to evoke the feeling of listening to the music. In nonfiction, Despumation Press seeks to produce books and essays on an assortment of unique and fascinating topics from within and around the metal ethos.

So, we’re open for submissions. Books in the works are a collection of nonfiction mosh pit stories along with a handful of essays on the pit, a collection of short fiction based on metal songs, and we’re on the look out for our first novel/novella. I have some other projects in mind, but this is a start and we’ll see where we go from here.

Please check us out, and share our links wherever you might find them (Facebook, Twitter). We’re listed on Duotrope, for those who like to go through there, but we need all the word of mouth we can get. That said, we’re expecting to be featured over at Decibel magazine’s Deciblog in ‘Tales from the Metalnomicon” at the end of the month, and that’s pretty dang cool.

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