And then there was the time that the Victor David Giron talked story, Curbside Splendor, and Lost in Space with the Chicago Literati.
He did. And it was lovely. Excerpt? Word. What projects are you excited about working on for Curbside in the coming year?
We have some really great projects coming out this year, starting with February’s blues-road-novel Don’t Start Me Talkin’ by Tom Williams. Tom is the head of English at Moorehead State University. In terms of reading to experience great writing, to be transported fully into the lives of fictional characters and to learn something in the process, this is the book that does all that. Then there’s Ben Tanzer’s essay collection about fatherhood and pop culture, Lost in Space: A Father’s Journey There and Back Again. Tanzer’s made a name for himself with his punchy pop-lit novels and avid writing. This book showcases his writing chops but at a much more personal and engaging level. Then there’s Once I Was Cool, Chicago storyteller and teacher Megan Stielstra’s amazing essay collection coming out in May. Megan’s work was recently featured in the Best American Essays of 2013 anthology. Then there’s The Old Neighborhood coming out in April, an amazing debut novel by Chicago street thug turned boxer turned writer Bill Hillman. It’s a grand Chicago streets, coming-of-age story about a teenager growing up amidst street violence packed with punches page after page. We’re launching the first books under our neo-noir, speculative fiction, horror imprint Dark House Press this Spring/Summer, of which I’m especially looking forward to Echo Lake, a supernatural, southern gothic thriller by Colorado resident Letitia Trent that will captivate readers this summer. And this is all under our Spring/Summer catalog. Don’t even get me started on our Fall/Winter 2014 catalog!