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    Commercial Fiction, coming November 2013

    "With Commercial Fiction, Dave Housley demonstrates his gift for literary sleight of hand, first drawing us in with his satirical skewering of corporate branding, before cutting us off at the knees us with his nuanced tales of desperate lives, dead-end jobs, and diminished expectations." BEN TANZER, author of Orphans and You Can Make Him Like You

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    Four Fathers Coming from Cobalt Press

    Four Fathers, a book I co-authored with BL Pawalek, Ben Tanzer, and Tom Williams, is coming out on Father's Day 2014 from Cobalt Press. Proof that good things do happen when you drink Guinness at the AWP hotel bar. Ch-ch-ch-check it out.

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    Ryan Seacrest is Famous now available in e-book format

    My first collection of short fiction is back from the dead and available through Dzanc Books ebook rEprint program! CHECK IT OUT

Grover Cleveland: Presidential Flash Fiction

Grover Cleveland: Presidential Flash Fiction

This is a piece I wrote for an anthology my friend Amber Sparks was editing, called Their Peculiar Ambitions, which was comprised of one flash fiction piece for each of the US Presidents. The book was supposed to come out on Dark Sky Books, which was the same publisher that was supposed to publish my […]

A Partial Transcript of the Creative Writing Workshop Session for “Thomas and the Magic Railroad,” by Britt Allcroft

A Partial Transcript of the Creative Writing Workshop Session for “Thomas and the Magic Railroad,” by Britt Allcroft

Here’s a thing that I wrote that nobody seems to want to publish. And that’s cool. It might be a little funny, especially if you have kids, and your brain is kind of mushy from reading, say, Thomas and the Magic Railroad every night for a year or two. In any case, I thought I’d […]

Damage Control: Alternate Grover Cleveland Story

Damage Control: Alternate Grover Cleveland Story

I wrote this for an anthology that my friend Amber Sparks was putting together called Their Peculiar Ambitions, which was composed of one flash fiction story for each of the US presidents. I got Grover Cleveland, which turned out to be pretty great after my father, who is a historian, filled me in on the […]

The Gimp from Pulp Fiction Applies for Dalkey Archive Internship

The Gimp from Pulp Fiction Applies for Dalkey Archive Internship

This is a thing I wrote in response to a whole kerfuffle that started up when Dalkey Archive posted this ridiculous ad for an intern. Maybe you remember that? Here’s a story from Slate that describes the whole deal pretty well. I posted this on my site because I wasn’t sure if it would piss […]

Ryan Seacrest is Famous e-book on Dzanc

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Ryan Seacrest is Famous is now available — again! — as an ebook through Dzanc’s ebook rEprint program. Yay, Dzanc! Here’s where you can get the book.