Long Time, No Update

Hey kids, so it’s been a few months since the last post. I’ve been insanely busy and rather lazy about updating, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of exciting things going on. First off, May marked the release of Electronic Saviors 2 and my CD debut. If you want to hear my track but didn’t get the premium edition, you’re out of luck. However, at some point in the future I am going to resurrect my musical project and give my material a proper release. I’m hoping to relaunch my podcast as well.

In June I began my 4th term as a grad student, and I’ve got 11 months to go. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is both gratifying and frightening, as this term and the next promise a great deal of hard work. As you may or may not know, I decided in March to embark on a major rewrite of my thesis project, which involved introducing a new antihero to the cast of characters. Now I’m weaving together the fairytale “Donkeyskin” with Chinese myth and mysticism, African and Roma folklore, Gnosticism, witchcraft, Jungian psychology, Nietzschean philosophy, the Kensington Strangler, and female genital mutilation. I finally like where this is going and I’m having fun working on it.

In addition, I’ve got one short story making the rounds and should have two more submitted by next weekend. I have more ideas than I have time to write, but I’m trying to get as many stories written as possible (especially since I just lost what was a major source of income for the past couple of months). Somehow I have found time to read for pleasure again as well–at least until my teaching class starts. Since my last post I’ve finished House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, The Passage by Justin Cronin, and Eyes Everywhere by Matthew Warner. That book deserves its own post; maybe another time.

I think that covers everything for now. More updates soon…

Published by Jennifer Loring

Jennifer Loring’s short fiction has appeared in the anthologies Tales from the Lake vols. 1 and 4, Nightscript IV, Dim Shores Presents Volume 2, and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated Not All Monsters and Arterial Bloom, among many others. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction with a concentration in horror fiction and is currently working toward a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies - Humanities & Culture, focusing on queer possibility in fairy tales. Jenn lives in Philadelphia, PA, where she and her husband are owned by a turtle and two basset hounds.

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