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Jack Of Spades

Jack Of Spades by Joyce Carol Oates
Published by Mysterious Press
Published 5 May 2015
224 pages

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Authors I Keep Meaning to Try

Picking up a book by an author you’ve never encountered before can be a bit daunting. Perhaps, like me, you’ve heard people praise particular authors for a long time and have wanted to give their writing a try, but simply never known quite where to start. 319 more words

Reading Habits

Prison Noir edited by Joyce Carol Oates

I have read several of these Noir books and I love them. All credit to my friend and author Curt Colbert who introduced me to the series when he was editing and writing a story for “Seattle Noir.” We spent a whole evening at a Seahawks game discussing the series and from there, I was hooked. 363 more words

Book Blogs

Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates

My introduction to the great Joyce Carol Oates was reading “Three Girls” in a high school English class. In a Kansas public school, we were not just allowed to read, but assigned to read something that acknowledged lesbianism. 107 more words


The Year's Best Crime & Mystery Stories 2016

I’m over the moon that my story “The Big Snip” was chosen by John Helfers and Kristine Kathryn Rusch for inclusion in The Year’s Best Crime and Mystery Stories 2016 with Megan Abbott, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Higgins Clark, Jedidiah Ayres, SJ Rozan, and more. 136 more words


Some Notes on the Genreless Freedom-and Subsequent Power-of Journals | Read It Forward

What’s an art form, anyway?

As in, what makes something something and not just a messy mass of artistic ingredients? 16 more words