Author Archives: MyWildSkies


After the twenty-four-year-old in California who wouldn’t stop when I moved his hands and pretended I was asleep, I gave in and justified it because my ass was the only thing I could trade for a place to stay; after … Continue reading

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Art Galleries. Ski Valley. Wal-Mart. Mountains that change color by the minute. Light that feels artificial–unreal. Sage. Prairie dogs. Beer Bottles on the side of the road. Strands of gift ribbon curl amidst the weeds and dirt and make me … Continue reading

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I pity the poet or novelist in this age of mass media, but my envy is frank and unconcealed for the musician, who is able to affect the audience with such emotional directness, a pre-rational manipulation of the nerves. –Camille … Continue reading

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In Praise of Cooperation

Most of you have seen my book trailer and know how much I love it. For those who have not, check it out here. The images and arrangement were done by the numinous Brian Short.The music–which is seriously moving and … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Jessica Karbowiak—In Praise of the Little Fish

                                             Jessica Karbowiak is an author I know through working with Pink Fish Press. I am happy for the fact that I had no say in publication decisions or the editorial process, nor do I have any financial stake … Continue reading

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Book Review: These Things I Know

To prepare you all for my interview with the author and the e-book going free on Amazon Friday and Saturday, I am posting my review to get you good and ready.Note the front cover…the original and haunting image…note the blurb by Phil Jourdan (LitReactor co-founder who recently spoke at … Continue reading

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I Finally Got It Up! Male Sexuality…the long awaited review

                                                      –Google Books“This is a book about the value of understanding. It assumes that when we oversimplify male sexuality or demonize any form of it, everyone suffers. It assumes that when men understand themselves, they feel less shame, and that when … Continue reading

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In Favor of the Sensitive Man

                                                            When I read Michael Bader’s book, Male Sexuality, Why Women Don’t Understand It and Men Don’t Either, I found validation for my need to understand men. This post serves as a precursor to my review of his book. The story below … Continue reading

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Official Sex and Death Book Trailer…Again!!!

I am reposting this in honor of temporary new pricing of Sex and Death in the American Novel. Beginning Friday March 22nd through Wednesday March 27th, you can download the e-book for 99 cents on Amazon. You cannot put a price on Art. The … Continue reading

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At His Feet

I know where beauty sits.Call me pretty; tell me I’m hot. I get an ego boost that lasts about two seconds and then I forget about it. Just like I’ll forget about you. Tell me I am brave, say that … Continue reading

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