August 17, 2016

logoIt is with great excitement that I announce Bloody Bookish as the first stop on Anthony Rapino’s Moon Hill Blog Tour!

As you may know, I am a huge fan of Tony’s (just read my review of his chapbook, Uprooted).

I totally dig his slightly(okay more than slightly) insane approach to promoting his work. I love that he isn’t afraid to think outside the box and let his freak flag fly. Like in this guest post…take it away, Tony!

Thank you to Her Royal Horror-ness, Mary Rajotte for helping me celebrate the release of my new story collection, Welcome to Moon Hill.

Where would we be without a little weird in our lives? I often think it’d be somewhere between fly fishing and a dry toast symposium. But none of those Jesus toasts would be allowed, because that would make things just a smidge too interesting.

Weird is interesting because weird is different. The great villain of all strangeness in the world is acceptance. Think about it. Let’s take something like the Westminster Dog Show. Most people wouldn’t think twice about the dog show. It’s been going on for years, and it’s a largely accepted, televised event. But it didn’t start out that way.

Do you honestly believe parading a bunch of dogs in a circle while people judged their gait wasn’t freaking weird at some point? Really? And I suppose cupping a dog’s balls in front of a stadium of people has always been the height of normalcy as well? So you’re telling me you don’t think this is weird?


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