I’ve decided to embark on an unlikely new writing project. I say unlikely, because it’s not something in which I would have predicted having any interest, but nevertheless, here we are. I’ve decided to start a (ahem) monthly newsletter, The Kirbside Almanac, which will be published on the 1st day of every month. But this will not be an ordinary newsletter. Firstly, I will not be using it to promote my books or my events, at least not primarily. If and when I do mention my other work, such information will appear as advertisements (see the image below to get an idea for the flavor of this periodical). Instead, I plan to produce something that will give my creative impulses another outlet. I’ll be writing essays, short fiction, poetry, and reviews of movies, books, and music. Now that I think about it, I might review almost anything, such as the mason jar out of which I’m currently drinking my iced coffee like a hipster. I’ll also be including some of my art, in the form of drawings, paintings, and photography. I hope to include interviews with interesting people, and possibly some nonfiction outtake pieces on the various tidbits and nuggets from the research for my novels that don’t quite make it into my books. The content will vary month-to-month, according to my whim, but will include several pages of content that I hope will prove interesting and entertaining.
DISCLAIMER: it is quite likely that, editorial standards being what they are, the occasional “error” might appear on the pages of my circular, such as interviews with people who do not physically “exist,” or nonfiction pieces that are not technically “true.” When such mistakes happen, rest assured that I will correct them. Additionally, the appearance of an advertisement should not be construed as an endorsement by me of the goods and services being advertised, unless I specifically state my endorsement, as I clearly would for the aforementioned mason jar.
If this publication is something that appeals to you, I invite you to subscribe via my page at patreon.com/kirbside, and feel free to share with anyone you know who might be interested.