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From Tennessee, but I've called Boston,Durham, and Syracuse home. I was inspired to become a writer in 2nd grade after reading Treasure Island. I created, write, and maintain the horror culture blog, strangerwithfriction.blogspot.com, and am a featured contributor at www.popshifter.com. My books are Lose This Skin, Conspiracy of Birds/Hounds of Doom,City Long Suffering, and Motel On Fire. My work touches on horror, Sc-Fi, crime, and the weird. I coined the term Avant Noir to describe my debut novel, Conspiracy of Birds.
I'm a movie fanatic with deep love for horror films, noir, spaghetti westerns, Euro-trash, and dark sci-fi. Writers who I hold in high esteem are Don Bajema, Kathy Acker, Jim Thompson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Philip K Dick, Lydia Lunch, Hubert Selby, Flannery O'Connor, William Gibson, and Nick Tosches-to name a few.
I'll be buried in my Black Flag t-shirt and Alice Cooper saved my life.
"I'm a very sympathetic person, but that doesn't always come across in my work, because I'm too busy being mad at everything."
"- that’s what they want:
a God damned show
a lit billboard
in the middle of hell.
that’s what they want,
that bunch of
"Break your back to earn your pay and don't forget to grovel"
"These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn fool if they weren't."
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised God doesn’t work that way, so I stole
one and prayed for forgiveness.
- Emo Philips
"We like the bootleg sound"
-David Thomas, Pere Ubu