Thursday, July 23, 2009
My friend and Woman-Stirred colleague, Jan Steckel, is celebrating the publication of her newest chapbook, Mixing Tracks. It won the 2008 Fiction Chapbook Contest at Gertrude Press. This is what the press says about the story:
A darkly comic and oddly touching story of sex, drugs, rock and roll, and a plane crash that crushes human bodies while leaving the mandolins unharmed. In “Mixing Tracks,” Jan Steckel strikes an unsettling balance between the consolations of memory, the thrilling ephemerality of youthful ambition, and our shared need for connection, even (or especially) when our world seems to have to come to its end.
It’s a fabulous story by a fabulous writer. Pick it up for just $8 today at the Gertude Press website.