WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Zadie gets it right

Somehow you need to get your hands on a copy of the October 24th edition of The New York Review of Books so you can read Zadie Smith’s piece, “Fascinated … Continue reading

December 19, 2019 · 3 Comments

Summer editing slots available at Indie-Scribable

Popping by to announce that I suddenly find myself with open slots for proofreading/copyediting/beta reading, so if you’re an indie writer with new work ready to go prime time, read … Continue reading

June 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

New poetry at The Disappointed Housewife

Bringing to your attention a terrific new poem over at The Disappointed Housewife, “On the Earth of Lincoln County, Washington, on Saint Valentine’s Day, 1993,” by Robert Keeler. Get over … Continue reading

May 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

A carnivorous love story

Popping in to tout a new piece over at The Disappointed Housewife today, a charming tale of love involving meat and all its metaphors. Run over right now and read … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

A paranormal Egyptian page-turner, new from Audrey Driscoll

One of the advantages of being an editor is that I get to read terrific books before they’re published. Then they come out and I’m thrilled, not only that they’ve … Continue reading

October 16, 2018 · 9 Comments

Farewell, Tenafly Road ~ Adrienne Morris’ series is wrapping up

Earlier this year I had the tremendous pleasure to edit Adrienne Morris’ Tenafly Road Series. That’s right—the entire series! Adrienne was planning the conclusion of the series in the fall, … Continue reading

October 11, 2018 · 4 Comments

Worst-case scenario

It’s worth emerging from my blogging hiatus to let everyone know that Alex Vorkov’s Generation 0: Unhumans is now available on Amazon. Maybe you remember my interview with Vorkov in … Continue reading

July 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

4/26/13

That’s the day I started What The Hell. Five years ago today. Long-time readers might remember that I started the blog as a way of dipping my toe into the … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · 16 Comments

Light reading

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera My rating: 5 of 5 stars Like Jerzy Kozinski, Milan Kundera was hugely important back in the ’80s, when this book first … Continue reading

April 10, 2018 · 7 Comments

More new fiction at The Disappointed Housewife

  Over at The Disappointed Housewife today we’re featuring a short story by California writer Audrey Kalman, who’s well known by many here in this corner of the blogosphere. “Foreign … Continue reading

April 5, 2018 · 5 Comments