“I want to be an author.”

October 17th, 2016


That was her ambition.


Work hard, play hard, repeat

October 14th, 2016

This month I’m working and playing especially hard.


– talking literature – what it’s for, how it changes us – with the bright and engaging students  at Cranbrook Kingswood . . .

– joining in the amazing yearly #TheLiteraryOthers LGBT reading event at Roof Beam Reader, with a post that looks at how we act when we act out our truest selves . . .


– popping up in the Indie Spotlight at TNBBC’s The Next Best Book Blog to talk about CHRISTOPHER WILD  . . .


– going into rehearsals for NIGHT SCHOOL, my newest nerve production, based on Marlowe’s immortal DOCTOR FAUSTUS and inspired by the “Night School” section of, yes, CHRISTOPHER WILD . . .


– and heading to St. Paul MN to be guest of honor and present a solo performance piece, “The Art of Darkness,” at Arcana 46.

And every day I’m at my desk, working hard and having wild fun with CHRISTOPHER WILD. Whee, what a month!




September 23rd, 2016


Worth a thousand words and then some: the cover for CHRISTOPHER WILD.

Art and design via Rick Lieder.

Night School

August 29th, 2016

Give me whatsoever I shall ask.
Tell me whatsoever I demand.


Going ever deeper into CHRISTOPHER WILD – the novel is two-thirds complete, now – I’m also writing a companion piece: harsh light and darkness, music and movement, hell and heaven and everywhere in between, a one-night-only performance of Marlowe’s words and mine. January 2017, time for NIGHT SCHOOL.



Bosch & nerve

July 25th, 2016

Mary Perrin owl mask

The patrons have a beautiful, sprawling garden, with flowers and ponds and two blue-metal follies.


To bring Bosch to that garden, we needed music.

Bosch reh MP KK RH R Hop

We needed masks, and eggs, and fruit.

Mary fish mask Bosch

Bosch dress fish 1 MPep

And a fish.

Bosch dress owl fish MPep

God on the folly RHop

Murder ears Bosch RHop

And we already had nerve.


[Photos courtesy Rena Hopkins (1-3-7-8), Rick Lieder (2), Mary Perrin (4-5-6).]

Some days are all about the balls

June 26th, 2016

The giant human hamster ball was not subdued without a fight.

An outtake from the GARDEN’s creation, thanks to the Divine Iguana and her assistant, Henri.