Sunday, December 22, 2019

Top Ten Reads of 2019

I'll be elaborating on these choices in a podcast in the coming weeks. Until then, here's the top ten best books I read in 2019. 

10. My Birth and Other Regrets by Ben Fitts

9. Grow Up by Ben Brooks

8. God of the Razor by Joe R. Lansdale

7. In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami

6. Writings of the Vienna Actionists, edited by Malcom Green

5. Star by Yukio Mishima

4. Apparitions of the Living by John Trefry

3. Neon Dies at Dawn by Andersen Prunty

2. Stupid Baby by New Juche

1. Unamerica by Cody Goodfellow and Girl Like a Bomb by Autumn Christian (tie)

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Elaine Pre-order and A Giveaway

Elaine is now available for pre-order on Kindle.

Buy it here.

If you pre-order it before New Year's, I'll send you a free Kindle copy of any of my other books. Just e-mail me with proof of purchase. 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Elaine: Cover Real and Release Date

Elaine is coming from Atlatl Press Feb. 28, 2019. The Kindle pre-orders will be available later this week. Any reviewers contact me or the publisher for a digital for physical ARC.

Saturday, November 9, 2019


It's been some time since I posted here, so here's a couple updates.

dr. sodom and mrs. gomorrah is still being worked on and will hopefully be released before the end of the year.

My second novel, Elaine, has been accepted for publication from Atlatl Press.

I apologize for the delays on responses to the submissions for Memories of Love. Acceptances and rejections will start going out soon.

Watch this blog for more news, or follow me on social media. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Cover Reveal: dr. sodom and mrs. gomorrah: poems and texts by Ben Arzate

A new collection of poetry and other texts is coming soon from feel bad all the time. People who enjoyed the sky is black and blue like a battered child should enjoy this as well. More details coming soon.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Kindle Goodness

In honor of all of my books now being available on Kindle, my short story, "The Tomato Garden," is free to download until Thursday (06/06/19).

Get "The Tomato Garden" for free here.

And while you're over there, why not pick up my other books on Kindle if you haven't already?

Buy the sky is black and blue like a battered child here.
Buy The Complete Idiot's Guide to Saying Goodbye here.
Buy The Story of the Y here.