The second of our two special engagement shows is on Wednesday night, October 22nd, as part of Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo 2014. We’re bringing back some of our amazing authors, and one of L.A.’s favorite local authors is joining us as well!
Maria Alexander writes pretty much every damned thing and gets paid to do it. She’s a produced screenwriter and playwright, published games writer, virtual world designer, award-winning copywriter, interactive theatre designer, prolific fiction writer, snarkiologist and poet. Her stories have appeared in publications such as Chiaroscuro Magazine, Gothic.net and Paradox, as well as numerous acclaimed anthologies alongside living legends such as David Morrell and Heather Graham.
When she’s not wielding a katana at her local shinkendodojo, she’s being outrageously spooky and writing Doctor Who filk. She lives in Los Angeles with two ungrateful cats and a purse called Trog. For more information, visit her website at www.mariaalexander.net.
Mike Buckley is a fiction writer whose work has appeared in The Best American Non Required Reading, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Southern California Review, among other national journals. He has been nominated for various awards, including the Pushcart Prize. His debut collection of short stories, Miniature Men, was released in 2009. He is a practicing Creative Futurist, focusing on using Science Fiction prototyping to change corporate and governmental policy.
Michael Paul Gonzalez is a writer living in Los Angeles, CA. He is the author of Angel Falls, a satirical adventure where Satan has to save the universe from other ancient deities. His new novel, Miss Massacre’s Guide to Murder and Vengeance is newly released. It’s the tale of a woman with no legs and unlimited ammunition who’s on a drug-addled quest for revenge. He is the founder of ThunderDome Press, and has published short stories in the Booked. Podcast Anthology, Appalachian Undead (Apex Press), Gather Kindling, Colored Chalk, and various places around the web. Join the fun at MichaelPaulGonzalez.com or take a tour of hell over at WelcometoAngelFalls.com. You can also find him on Amazon.
Zack Morrissette has been called a hack, not a real artist and a lousy dancer. However, his first novel, The Other Side of the Fence, co-written by Steve Nixon, won Indie Book of the Day on indiebookoftheday.com and has 5 stars on Amazon. Zack’s been interviewed by geeksmash.com and thegeekgirlproject.com. He also draws a daily comic of exquisite nerd humor on Twitter and Instagram @zackmorrissette. He’s currently working on his next novel and might have been in the big dance sequence in the second Matrix movie. His work can also be found at anthologypress.com.
And for the very first time with Shades & Shadows:
Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star and Odd Duck. Her picture book, Grandma’s Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. Her short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, YARN, Tor.com, and various anthologies including, Teeth, After and Interfictions 2. She is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books, Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus and a two time Macdowell Fellow. She lives in Los Angeles.
Our show will be at:
5118 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
We will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and end at 7:45 p.m.
We are incredibly grateful to the wonderful people at Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo for not only letting us take part in this fantastic event, but putting us right up front to get the night started right. We hope to see you there!