Books

FICTION

FREAK NIGHT AT THE SLEE-Z MOTEL

Forthcoming in October 2020 from Thicke & Vaney Books

When the Main Event Sideshow is waylaid at an isolated desert motel, they find themselves the target of two homicidally intolerant middle-aged women who want to “fix” them. With the help of other freaks they meet along the way (and one albino chupacabra), maybe some of them will make it through the night.

What people are saying about Freak Night at the Slee-Z Motel

Weird, dark, funny, and original. Amy M. Vaughn delivers the freaky goods.” – Danger Slater, author of Impossible James

FREAK NIGHT AT THE SLEE-Z MOTEL is a super fun read! Highly recommended!” – Carlton Mellick III

Brutal, heartbreaking and hilarious. This book has it all. Vaughn is a writer to be reckoned with.” – Gina Ranalli, author of Swarm of Flying Eyeballs

A fast-paced, action-packed descent into macabre madness. Vaughn is one of the best of the new breed of horror writers.” – Adam Millard, author of The Bad Game and Larry

Amy Vaughn’s tight prose hurtles you into a whirlwind of circus freaks and other crazy characters. This maniacally violent bizarro romp is tense and tough but still manages to be a ton of fun.” – Betty Rocksteady, author of The Writhing Skies

It’s very well written, and I didn’t like it at all.” – my brother when I asked him to beta read Freak Night at the Slee-Z Motel and forgot to tell him that it’s hella gory.

 

THE SHELTER

Forthcoming in Spring 2021 from Cabal Books

What if Diogenes the Cynic was alive today, and a dog? The Shelter tells the story of a pack of homeless dog-people who stage a revolution inspired by the canine version of Diogenes. Of course, instead of easing their plight, their protests only makes things worse. The dogs who run the city declare homelessness illegal and open the Shelter, where strays are either fostered out or put to sleep. In the end, the most unlikely pair of bitches must come to the rescue.

 

Dog Doors CoverDOG DOORS TO OUTER SPACE

Published by Filthy Loot

Dog Doors to Outer Space is a first-of-its-kind, one-of-a-kind collection of bizarro fiction writing prompts from many of the greatest authors in the genre, for which I had the privilege to act as editor.

In the Introduction I lay out the rationale: “No other genre pushes at the boundaries of the imagination, expands metaphors, or flips perspective the way bizarro does. Where better, then, to seek writing prompts than from the authors who write the weirdest of the weird? Who could be more uniquely suited to helping us break free of the ordinary mindset and see the world with fresh eyes?”

Featuring Duncan P. Bradshaw, Michael Allen Rose, Danger Slater, Garrett Cook, Katy Michelle Quinn, Kek-w, Madeleine Swann, David W. Barbee, Betty Rocksteady, Chris Meekings, Sam Richard, Frank J. Edler, Julia Platz-Halter, Chris Kelso, and Bradley Sands. Sneak peak available ~here~.

 

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Published by Bizarro Pulp Press

Robert has just failed to kill himself when he hears about a place that will drill a hole in his skull and help him pour out all the bugs. Arianne has been talking to Shiva and knows how to save the world, but she needs Robert to make it happen. If it weren’t for a hot sword-swallowing acrobat and her aging punk rock dad, the path would be clear.

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Her friends are mannequins, she has an invisible baby, and all she wants is to be a stripper, but she’s going to have to kick a lot of ass if she wants to live her dream.

If you’ve ever been married to a wildly over-controlling lawyer twice your age, after your parents kidnapped you from a cult, and then became a pole dancing super hero, this book may not be for you. Otherwise, by all means, enjoy!

 

NONFICTION

 

From the Vedas to Vinyasa: an Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Yoga

Do you like yoga? Do you want to learn everything you can about it? This book is a summary of several years of research into how yoga started, how it changed over time, and how it came to be what it is in the U.S. It’s both accessible and academically rigorous. It’s used in several teacher trainings and has received stellar feedback for its straightforward and lighthearted tone. Great for anyone looking to deepen their knowledge of yoga or as a gift for the yoga lover in your life.

Yoga to Ease Anxiety: Practices and Perspectives to Help You Enjoy Life Again

*Out of print*

Tired of being anxious? This little book is a practical guide to changing the habits of thought and action that can keep us from fully enjoying life. It offers simple and effective relaxation and meditation techniques as well as wisdom from the yoga tradition which provides a timeless perspective.

For more yoga-related writing, visit this site’s sister page yogatoeaseanxiety.com.