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K. A. Laity · 2d ago

See It: The Shape of Water

Many thanks to Peg for the chance to see this ahead of release. We were both saying that it will be great to see it again on a big screen. It’s del Toro, so of course it’s just a lovely love...
K. A. Laity · 6d ago

Out Now: Madonna of the Wasps 2

The second issue of The Blood Red Experiment is out and it’s a doozy. Includes the second chapter of my giallo novella The Madonna of the Wasps. Great stories by some other geezers, too! You...
K. A. Laity · 2W ago

Chaucer & the Art of the Grift

Over at Empty Mirror magazine I’m featured with my essay on Chaucer’s Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale and David Maurer’s The Big Con, which (among other things) inspired The Sting. Check it out and ta...
K. A. Laity · 2W ago

Writerly Advice in the T-U

I’m among the quoted writers in this piece at the Times Union (or is that TimesUnion as it appears to be on the website?). Are you NaNoWriMo-ing? Buddy me if you are. I am mostly doing this ...
K. A. Laity · 3W ago

CANCELED: Write 4 a Day: 19 Nov 2017

Join us for the next of our monthly one-day writing retreats in beautiful surroundings.
K. A. Laity · 4W ago

See Emily Play

The last event for me in October was NEPCA at UMass-Amherst where I gave a presentation on Elisabeth Sanxay Holding’s The Blank Wall; at PCA National this spring I’ll be talking about the fi...
K. A. Laity · 1M ago


I shared my Inspirations Song List today as I’d updated it (Songs that Inspired Stories), then joked that I should make a list of stories that started from collisions. Not literally — althou...
K. A. Laity · 1M ago

Out Now: The Blood Red Experiment

Click the cover to buy! Inspired by the genius of Hitchcock and his films, latin luminaries such as Argento and Bava directed macabre murder-mystery thrillers, that combined the suspense wit...
K. A. Laity · 1M ago

Devil’s Night (2007)

Devil’s Night It was called Devil’s Night in the town where I lived That veiled night before Halloween, When goblins came out and devils ran wild And some said that witches were seen. We kid...
K. A. Laity · 1M ago

Get Spooky!

Get my zombie western HIGH PLAINS LAZARUS or my supernatural collection UNQUIET DREAMS for super cheap this weekend along with a lot of other Tirgearr treats. And you can pre-order THE BLOOD...