southernweirdo (southernweirdo) wrote,

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Yes, It's Been a Long Time...

... since I posted anything here. I peek in and read your updates every now and then, but rarely have time to blog myself. I'm doing good simply to keep my Southern Fried Shorts page alive or visit twitter or Facebook with an update every now and then. The boys are growing, I love my job, I've been training for a marathon, and life, in general, is pretty awesome.

Just a couple quick updates:

1) My short story, "Caleb," is now available in the most recent - and awesome - issue of Trembles Magazine.
Trembles Horror Magazine Sept/Oct 2012

2) I dipped my toe into self-publishing by releasing Orpheus for the Kindle. This short novel (or long novella) was too short for any book publishers that interested me and too long for any short fiction publishers, so it seemed an ideal work for the ebook medium. It's a surreal piece of southern fried weirdness which retells the Orpheus myth in the modern south with a protagonist who has what could be considered a borderline case of Asperger's Syndrome and is a bit of a musical savant. He can't talk, but he can sing. Oh, and for fun, there is plenty of sex, drugs, and rock and roll (and a centaur, the personification of Death, mermaids, and stripping muses, too)...      

I'll post more about Orpheus soon and maybe run some promotions for fun. In the meantime, check it out if it sounds up your alley. If you want to help a brother out, spread the word, please. It's currently priced at $2.99 US or can be read for free by Amazon PRIME members.

Just to give you a feel for my book, I think this song sums up the theme pretty well.
Tags: mcintyre, novel, orpheus, publication, southern fried weirdness, writing
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