Better to Eat You With

Better to Eat You With

Hi, you! I'm the editor and publisher of Engine Books, a little fiction press that I started in 2011, and co-editor of Freight Stories, an online fiction journal. And I write. And teach freshman comp. Etc. Like a lot of us? Anyway, live in Indianapolis, married to another writer/editor, eat like the Midwesterner I am (lots; indiscriminately), garden, and now get weird sun-spots on my face instead of the cute freckles I used to have because I am almost 40.

On "Part of disciplining the body is denial"

@stonefruit You can get AN UNTAMED STATE now if you look around. It's not supposed to be out for another month, but I've seen it in a bunch of bookstores already.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:55 am 0

On 15 Books by Women to Read Now (or Very Soon): A Reading List

@PennyCentury Going completely off topic to say PENNY CENTURY! I love me some Jaime Hernandez.

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 7:54 pm 0

On Selena, 'Selena,' and "Selenas"

I really wish we could have this article without the gifs. I'm totally interested, but going to go blind if I keep reading.

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 2:54 pm 2

On The Heartland Pie

Oh, give me a break. Mean-spirited or not, this has no relationship whatsoever with reality. Substitute "suburb anywhere in the early 1990s," and maybe—maybe—you're onto something.

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 4:27 pm 2

On Scientists: Death of 99% of Relationships Can Be Traced Back to the Exchange of “Love Coupons”

I did this for my husband's birthday, years and years ago, before we were even engaged, when we were really poor. He still says without prompting that it's the best present he ever got.

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 1:42 pm 0

On "Death of a Playmate"

I watched a movie based on this article when I was waaayyy too young. It has haunted me ever since. I can still almost recite the murderer's diatribe before he kills her.

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 7:12 pm 0

On Here Is Lorde's Birth Certificate

@isavedlatin College, here, if I hadn't dropped out for a while.

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 12:21 pm 1

On Americans Have Either Stopped Reading Books or Stopped Lying About It

These numbers look way, way better to me than I would have expected had I listened to all the people shrieking about the death of the book, and than I would have expected considering my freshman comp students' general antipathy toward reading. They left me optimistic about books, actually.

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 5:28 pm 0

On [A Joke About Things Not Rising]

@NellyBly There's a very good reason Wuthering Heights keeps getting repackaged with new YA covers. It's *extremely* popular with teenage girls. Hugely so.

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 5:15 pm 1

On Martha, Martha, Martha

@psychedelicate She looks better all the time, too. When you watch old shows or episodes, then look at her now, she's just getting more gorgeous.

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm 0