An American Ghost in Zurich on WBAI New York’s Hour of the Wolf radio program. August 23, 2017

Posted in Uncategorized on August 23, 2017 by bloodandstardust

On August 23, 2017  I was host Jim Freund’s guest on the long running science fiction radio program the Hour of the Wolf.

I read An American Ghost in Zurich which most recently appears in The Wish Mechanics.

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Here is the link to the archive. You can listen free or download the program here:

I will post some photos and my brief thoughts on the night shortly.

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THE WISH MECHANICS (in the wild)

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2017 by bloodandstardust

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This is where I will post your photos and photos of the Wish Mechanics out in the wild.

THE WISH MECHANICS launch party at KGB Bar in NYC. July 13, 2017

Posted in Uncategorized on July 14, 2017 by bloodandstardust

We celebrated the launch of The Wish Mechanics with a launch party at KGB Bar.

I’ve read at KGB Bar many times over the years and it always feels like home.

True to form I read not one, not two but zero tales from the new book!

I was deep into my exploration of the strange tale so at the last minute I decided to read two stories that I felt illustrated what I was thinking about and writing about on that day.

I read Tommy’s Shadow and The Monkey Coat. I will post more on those choices and some photos from the night shortly.

THE WISH MECHANICS Stories of the Strange and Fantastic. Released July 2, 2017

Posted in Uncategorized on July 3, 2017 by bloodandstardust

IMG_0038wmcoverMy second short story collection The Wish Mechanics Stories of the Strange and Fantastic was released on July 2, 2017 from Italian Publisher Independent Legions out of Rome Italy.

Both the eBook and trade paperback edition are available now via Amazon.

Please contact the publisher for bookstore and library orders.

The Sphinx of Cropsey Avenue at Lyrics Lit and Liquor on June 6, 2017. Hi-Fi Bar NYC

Posted in Uncategorized on June 7, 2017 by bloodandstardust

On June 6, 2017 I was one of the readers at Amanda Miller’s Lyrics Lit and Liquor series.

True to the series title there were lyrics, lit, and liquor. I was part of the lit. I think I drank a gin and tonic with author Nicholas Kaufmann who was there. A clown band played some music.

I read the opening passage from The Sphinx of Cropsey Avenue from the Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales. I noticed an unplanned theme of stories about children and childhood developed over the evening. Which was underscored by the trivia and the clown band.

Photos to follow.

The Fourth Bell at Line Break in Astoria. June 3, 2017

Posted in Uncategorized on June 4, 2017 by bloodandstardust

On June 3, 2017 I read at the Line Break reading series in Astoria New York.

I read the first two sections from my short story The Fourth Bell which is forthcoming in the anthology The Beauty of Death II- Death by Water.

If I can find a photo I will post it here.

Following the event wonderful Greek food was had with author John Foster and poet Olena Jennings.

https://www.linebreakseries.com/2017/05/meet-our-readers-daniel-braum.html

 

 

 

Peter Straub in conversation and a reading. A special Night Time Logic event on April 30, 2017 at Lovecraft NYC

Posted in Uncategorized on May 1, 2017 by bloodandstardust

IMG_0004psntlOn April 30, 2017 I was incredibly honored to have Peter Straub as my guest at the Night Time Logic reading series.

For the first half of the evening I interviewed Peter about his editorial work with an emphasis on his contributions to the fabulism.

Peter then read from a work in progress. Then he spoke candidly and in depth about his work for the second half of the evening.

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The evening was recorded and the audio will be available for free to listen to in the future. Watch this space for details on that. I will be posting how you can hear the audio and a reading list of some of the works mentioned in our discussion in the Night Time Logic area of the Blood and Stardust blog soon.