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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!

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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, 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


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 or take a tour of hell over at 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 and has 5 stars on Amazon. Zack’s been interviewed by and 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


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,, 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:

Blastoff Comics
5118 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601


We will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and end at 7:45 p.m.


RSVP on Facebook HERE (for our show) and HERE (for the larger Crawl event).


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!

We are thrilled as hell to have been accepted to take part in the San Francisco Lit Crawl 2014. We’re excited to bring you readings by returning authors Jennifer Bosworth and Ben Loory, and by new (to us) readers Alex Rieser and Candy Shue!


JENNIFER BOSWORTH was born many years ago in a small town where there was nothing to do but read and get into trouble. She did plenty of both, which led her to a career writing about people who get into trouble. Her debut novel, “Struck,” about a teenage lightning addict and the end of the world, was published by FSG/Macmillan and featured as part of the Fierce Reads campaign. It has since been released as an audiobook, and has sold in Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, and Poland. Jennifer and her husband, director Ryan Bosworth, made an epic book trailer for “Struck,” so you should check that out if you like things that are awesome. Jenn’s follow-up novel, “The Killing Jar,” will be released from FSG “sometime in the foreseeable future.” Jenn is the writer half of a writer/director team with her husband. Their short films have screened at the LA Film and Music Festival, the Zero Film festival, the Promax BDA awards, and were featured on the Horror Haiku web channel.

BEN LOORY’s fables and tales have appeared in The New Yorker, on NPR‘s This American Life, at WordTheatre, and on Selected Shorts. His book Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day (Penguin) was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program and won the Nobbie Award for Best Book of the Year.

ALEX RIESER is author of the poetry collection Emancipator, and lives in San Diego with his wife. His MFA is from the University of San Francisco.

CANDY  “The Devil” SHUE has worked as a goldfish wrangler, a bookseller, a Disneyland cast member, a publisher’s sales rep, and an Australian book tour organizer.  Her poetry and short stories have appeared in sparkle + blink, Washington Square Review, Drunken Boat, Works & Days Quarterly and other journals. She is an active member of the Bay Area Generations reading series, and when she is not writing, she can be found dreaming lucidly, collaborating with photographers and composers, and whispering to her dog, Lola.


Our show will be at:

910 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA
We will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m.
RSVP on Facebook HERE.
Super special ultra mega thanks to Lit Crawl SF for the opportunity to be part of this experience, and we hope to see you there!