Very Boring All About EEL, Go On And Skip It, See If I Care

Joy Kirchgessner sent me this review which, now that I think about it, isn’t about EEL’S REVERENCE after all, so I lied in my title. I didn’t make a mistake, okay?–I deliberately LIED, which is evil but not, you know, actually stupid.

Anyway, Joy said she tried to post this on Amazon, but they wanted her to have bought something from them first, and she buys local. So there it is. Anyway, here is her review for LONNIE, ME AND THE HOUND OF HELL:

I’m more than delighted to read all of Marian Allen’s stories. What do zombies, wolves, donkeys, and a parakeet have in common? You’ve just got to read Lonnie, Me, and the Hound of Hell to find out. Unbelievable mix of characters. She used a great wit and skill to pull them all together. I’m a big fan of Joseph Campbell’s, but to package his ideas with a crocodile! What a wonderfully bizarre and pleasing way of taking the hero’s journey. I suspect we will be seeing a lot more of Marian Allen.

Thank you, Joy! I’m so glad you like the stories! You make MomGoth very happy. 🙂 MomGoth does that little happy penguin dance she does.

Okay, next up is a poster that Echelon Press, publisher of EEL’S REVERENCE, made up for the 2011 Love Is Murder mystery conference. It looks like loads of fun and it’s in CHICAGO, but I can’t be there. Boo hoo for me. But promo material for EEL will be there, in the form of this snazzy-jazzy poster. The next book coming out from me through Echelon will be FORCE OF HABIT, which is a crime novel–among other things–and maybe I’ll be able to hit LIM in 2012. Here’s hoping.

Finally, EEL’S REVERENCE (did I already tell you this?) was featured at Bargain eBooks which I think is, as Laura Bickle taught me to say, awsomesauce.

I submitted three stories for publication during this cold. I must be ill more often, if I’m going to be this productive. Two of them were freshly written, and the other was radically edited.

Tomorrow is Sample Sunday, and I think I may post the OTHER story I wrote that turned out to be too short for the contest.

See you in the comments!

WRITING PROMPT: Two characters, at the same hotel for different conferences, meet in the bar.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Very Boring All About EEL, Go On And Skip It, See If I Care

  1. Mary Montague Sikes - Monti

    January 22, 2011 at 1:41pm

    Hi Marian,

    Amazon is so frustrating. I’ve had quite a few readers who have tried over and over to post their reviews of my books, and they haven’t been able to do it. What I’ve started to do is to go to the comment section for my books and put up their comments with attributions to them. Title – Book Review by Jane Doe, then at the end –Jane Doe. It does show up as coming from my computer, but “Hey” it’s better than no review at all.

    Good luck. Hope you’re feeling better!


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