Speculative Fiction Showcase interviewed me on Strange Monsters, my writing soundtrack, and my influences here.
The second review for Strange Monsters is in from Midwest Book Review!
Strange Monsters: A Music & Words Collaboration is a unique hybrid of audiobook anthology and music CD. Each track consists of a brief fiction story (or poem) set to contemporary jazz music and performed by actors. The tales meld elements of surreal fantasy and fearful suspense: Rumpelstiltskin’s wife is questioned by police over the disappearance of a local boy; a cursed ballerina who yearns only to dance must deal with an obsessive fan and the hatefully jealous director of her ballet company; a group of do-nothing friends in love with the same woman discover disturbing skeletons of extinct animals on a treacherous camping trip; and more. Haunting, ethereal, and unforgettable, Strange Monsters is music-storytelling fusion experience like no other. Highly recommended. The tracks are “The Stink of Horses”, “Mrs. Stiltskin”, “Skeletons”, “No Eyes”, “Selected Poems”, and “Where You Came From”.
For more information on the album, along with links for purchase at Amazon, CDBaby, and iTunes, click here.
I’ve always been interested in the little-explored pieces of the original Little Mermaid story: the lives of the sisters, the weird concept of souls, the sea witch’s back story. I wrote a story about all these things. Today it’s been reprinted online in Grendelsong: https://grendel-song.com/2016/05/07/sisters-bonnie-jo-stufflebeam/
“Sisters” originally appeared in SCHEHEREZADE BEQUEST.
Strange Monsters has its first review, via Fantasy Literature:
“Over melodies both slow and easy, and chaotic and exciting, a cast of actors reads five short stories and five poems by Stufflebeam. The resulting listening experience is fulfilling, funny, and ultimately haunting.”
Read the full review here.
For more info, and to purchase the album, visit https://bonniejostufflebeam.com/strange-monsters/.
I’m thrilled to announce that all the Art & Words participants for 2016 have been chosen! We received an awesome amount of great work, but guest editor Jennifer Aglio and I chose a final 12 in each category.
The Art & Words Show will be on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Art on the Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas. I hope to see you there.
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