Author Archive

So much fun, so much Marlowe

Friday, October 6th, 2017
GLITTER KING rehearsals have begun (L to R Ben Willis, Lisa LaMarre, Jared Morin, Marianne Brass, Rachael Ahn Harbert) and we're headed onsite, to the historic Grand On River, to create our grimy, glittery punk club for Edward, Gaveston, and our patrons. Tickets will be on sale in early November.           CHRISTOPHER WILD continues to make his way into the world--Lewis Shiner says "This is an ambitious, pugnacious, idealistic, reverberating, intellectual bonfire of a novel, filled with sumptuous prose and righteous anger" and since Lew himself is such a fine and painstaking writer, this praise is especially welcome.   And now I'm writing RIVERFEST, a new piece of performative fiction that dives into the deeps between readers and writers: why does a particular book or story or poem seem written just for us, what's the connection - beyond proximity or time - between reader and writer? Ben Willis is composing the soundscape for RIVERFEST; more information coming soon.     See you at the club, between the pages, or on the road!

Poets in dive bars

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Well where else?

Marlowe was surely at home in bars, pubs, those places where the masks fall and truths are shouted, argued, disputed, where you might fall in love for half a minute or half a night; or half a lifetime.

It was so much fun getting Drunk On Words at Abick's in Detroit, with guest performers Laura Bailey and Justin Alesna, and a crowd who understood what words are for: serious play.

[Photos courtesy Rick Lieder, Diane Cheklich, and Kit Lindamood ]

Where the Funhole really came from

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

THE CIPHER always, always brings the question from readers: Where did you get the idea for the Funhole? There's never an answer--no one really knows where any ideas come from, we only know where they hit, like the mark a meteor leaves--but there are occasional artifacts along the way.


Like this, recently unearthed in a carton: a bridging ms between the SF stories I was writing, then, and the story THE CIPHER became. Hello, Nicholas! Buckle up, things are about to get extremely weird.

He makes friends everywhere he goes

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

CHRISTOPHER WILD's readers are smitten with Kit:

Passionate? You can feel the heat rise from the pages. Christopher Wild is Koja's most ambitious novel to date. Buy a copy. Read it. Read it again.       C WILD This is the book equivalent of super rich chocolate . . . Also be prepared to develop a crush on Christopher Marlowe. Just saying.   CM signature     Marlowe is a man of intense passions -- a character who never willingly stops for anyone or anything is conveyed to us in language that also never stops.     I can’t wait to re-read this 😀

Adapting the king

Friday, August 25th, 2017
J Morin Glitter King coat Beginning rehearsals for GLITTER KING: Marlowe + punks + force + fear. Divided by desire. Add glitter and shake till it screams. GK_2_v2

WILD nights, WILD reviews

Monday, August 14th, 2017
KGB C Wild Levy3Christopher Wild is an imaginative historical novel, a menacing dystopia, and a grimy city tale in one. KGB C Wild Levy 4 KGB C Wild Levy 2 With each incarnation of Kit Marlowe, the entourage and ensemble of his first life follow him to work out their karmic destiny—to betray, bear witness, or save him.   KGB C Wild Cardamone KGB C Wild Levy 1 Koja gives us an intensely romantic vision -- one that is entirely appropriate for Christopher Marlowe, the man turned legend due to his words . . .   Marlowe in Chicago He’s a London guy, but he’s been around the block, he knows a lot of people and a lot of people know him. C WILD swag CHRISTOPHER WILD is available in NYC, Chicago, Detroit, Amazon,, and limited print edition right this minute, because now it's time to go WILD.