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K. A. Laity
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Lives in Dundee Scotland
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Had enough of the hype surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey, which has now made the transition from the page to the screen, much the way an awful cold might progress into pneumonia? Wondering why a dre...
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A nice review (and not just because my story gets a mention) for a terrific anthology for a good cause.
This collection of 26 stories is a little different to the average anthology. It weaves between fact and fiction, exploring those remote and lonely places on the periphery of human society. Each of...
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Coming Soon: Bonkers in Phoenix

I'm joining the illustrious gang of miscreants involved in the new anthology ROGUE from Near to the Knuckle.
I'm joining the illustrious gang of miscreants involved in the new anthology ROGUE from Near to the Knuckle.
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You show 'em, Scottie.
"The Rosseaus, Marxes, Tolstois -- men of thought, mind you, 'impractical' men, 'idealist' have done more to decide the food you eat and the
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We had our first ‘open mic’ reading event at Leicester’s Cafe Malveen last Saturday and I think we are calling that a success! The Cafe turned over enough in coffee and cake to invite us back and six local authors read for five minutes from six very…
We had our first ‘open mic’ reading event at Leicester’s Cafe Malveen last Saturday and I think we are calling that a success! The Cafe turned over enough in coffee and cake to invite us back and six local authors read for five minutes from six very different books. Fox … Read more →
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In a catastrophic possible future, a young man explores a perilous landscape through a series of savagely comic, harrowing and haunting encounters, and draws courage from ancient but vital spirits of eroticism, death and Mr Punch. Aberystwyth University TFTS 2nd year Drama and Theatre Studies ...
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Motivation motivation motivation.
  NME has posted a big ol’ collection of witticisms from the always cuddly, Mark E. Smith. He’s a one-man drunken Mancunian meme generator…         Via Post Punk Tumblr
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Getting good help is always a problem whether in the real world at the store or repair shop, or in the fictional world. Kenny Rogan and Big Jim Lawson were supposed to go get a brief case from a man known as Half Pint Harry H...
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  • Milky Way Galaxy
    Writer, 1995 - present
  • College of Saint Rose
    Associate Professor, 2006 - present
  • NUI Galway
    Fulbright Scholar, 2011 - 2012
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Dundee Scotland
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London UK - Albany NY - Los Angeles CA - Cambridge MA - Reykjavik Iceland - Lansing MI - Houston TX - Willimantic CT - Galway Ireland - Boston MA - Storrs CT
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"Laity is a very remarkable sorceress indeed."
         -- Elizabeth Hand
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Fulbright Scholar 2011-2012, NUI Galway
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  • University of Connecticut
    Medieval Studies
  • University of Southern California
    International Relations
  • Michigan State University
    James Madison College
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a review of Drag Noir
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It 's very difficult for me to give full marks to a collection of short stories, but this fully deserves it. First of all, the premise is on

The Wit and Wisdom of Mark E. Smith
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NME has posted a big ol’ collection of witticisms from the always cuddly, Mark E. Smith. He’s a one-man drunken Mancunian meme generator… Vi

F. Scott Fitzgerald Responds to Hate Mail
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"The Rosseaus, Marxes, Tolstois -- men of thought, mind you, 'impractical' men, 'idealist' have done more to decide the food you eat and the

Memory This
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"Dreamy pop-infused songs with a surreal depth." ~ Christopher Aloysius Mariotti, lonesomenoise.com

Interview Evelyn Glennie on percussion | Sinfini Music - Cutting Through...
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Evelyn Glennie talks about her amazing collection of percussion instruments

Interview Steve Reich & Colin Currie | Sinfini Music - Cutting Throu...
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Percussionist Colin Currie interviews composer Steve Reich in a series of filmed video interviews, discussing his musical influences and tec

The Accurate Erotics of “Fifty Shades of Grey” - The New Yorker
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The movie is far from a masterwork, but its glossy fantasies deliver something altogether significant, substantial, and welcome.

The Whiskey Cannibal & The Heart of Darkness
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* This is a cut-down of a chapter from my last book - Murder, Mutiny & Mayhem - The Blackest Hearted Villains From Irish History - it's also

A Moment of Jen
jenniferweiner.blogspot.com

In a story in yesterday's New York Times, Tara Mohr wrote about how women handle criticism that began with an anecdote about performance rev

Servante of Darkness: Words & Sounds for the Living
servanteofdarkness.blogspot.com

The Glass Ceiling: The Invisible Authors Compiled and Formatted by Anthony Servante Introduction: As a former professor of English literatur

The occult book that inspired the Velvet Underground’s ‘White Light/Whit...
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The cover of Alice Bailey’s 1934 book. Recently, I was reading a feature about Jonathan Richman in a 1986 issue of SPIN. This startling (to

NoirCon: Pulp Curry on The Mysterious Life of David Goodis
www.noircon.info

LITERARY OBSCURITY is a curious beast. Why do some writers get discovered and stay famous, while others, perhaps just as good, possibly even

An Anglo Saxon Chant
witchesandpagans.com

In the midst of the Anglo-Saxon charm, Æcerbot, there\'s a little chant in praise of the earth. I\'ve always thought it needed music, so I\'

The M.O.’s Short Fiction Submission Guidelines by Crime HQ
www.criminalelement.com

The M.O. is Criminal Element's ongoing short fiction program seeking great original crime stories of 1,000-1,500 words in length. See the cu

SORRY FOR BEING A BAD DATE LATELY...
lesedgertononwriting.blogspot.com

Hi folks, Sorry I haven’t been a good date lately! Meant to show up but life has interfered. Had a bit of a bout with health (fine, now!) an

Lizabeth Scott: The Sad-Eyed Queen of Film Noir
thenighteditor.blogspot.com

(top: Liz Scott as sex siren in a publicity shot for Dead Reckoning; bottom: as the girl next door in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers) Liza

Here's looking at you kid...
jamesiska.blogspot.com

I lost one of my oldest and dearest friends this week. His name is Jeremy Pollack, although you may know him by his nom de plume, Ben Solomo