“Miraculous Fauna is nothing less than a miracle of a novel: beautifully strange and richly moving. Timmy Reed continues to create worlds that I long to get lost in, and this novel is no exception. Start reading, and soon you’ll want to get lost in Miraculous Fauna too.” – Laura van den Berg, author of Isle of Youth and Find Me
“No one writes like Timmy Reed; he has a haunting, unique voice that sticks hard and fast in your head. Miraculous Fauna is freaky in the very best way. You’ll glide straight through to the tender and enchanting end.” – Jessica Anya Blau, author of The WonderBread Summer and Drinking Closer to Home
“Very few authors can make me sincerely say awwww after one sentence, then giggle in the next. The magic in Miraculous Fauna does this within celebrity-culture-infatuated backdrop that takes the reader inside and outside the experience of reality.” – Tracy Dimond, author of I Want Your Tan and Sorry I Wrote So Many Sad Poems Today
Go grab a copy of the new issue of Baltimore Style at your local grocery store or newsstand and read my story, Birds and Other Things We Placed in Our Hearts. There is also a great illustration. If you can’t scrummage up the dough or don’t live in Maryland, check it out online here: http://baltimorestyle.com/13249/taking-flight/
I am very excited to announce the release of my newest book, Stray/Pest, out today from Bottlecap Press in St. Louis. Learn more and pick up your own copy at the link below: http://bottlecap-press.myshopify.com/products/straypest
My two-story collection, Stray/Pest, is available for preorder now from Bottlecap Press. Both stories deal with teenagers and talking animals and altogether it comes in at 60 pages, with beautiful cover art by Carabella Sands! Click the link and reserve your copy today! http://bottlecap-press.myshopify.com/products/straypest
This is the front and back covers of my new two-story chapbook, Stray/Pest, out this month from Bottlecap Press. Stay tuned for purchasing information! In the meantime, here is a link to their website: http://bottlecappress.tumblr.com
Come on out to Artscape, the nation’s largest free public arts festival, next weekend, kids. I am doing a reading there on Sunday at the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) Culture Tent at 7:30 pm, in Lyric Park, Mount Royal and W. Oliver. It is the last half-hour of the festival, so let’s make it a great (exhausted) one! Also, I will have books for sale.
I was very honored to have my short story, Birds and Other Things We Placed In Our Hearts, featured in The 2015 Wigleaf Top 50 (very) Short Fictions list, this year selected by the excellent Roxane Gay. Here is the link: http://wigleaf.com
I was so pleased to win a 2015 Baker Artist Awards B-Grant and be included among the very talented crop of this year’s artists! Thank you to The Baker Foundation, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and Maryland Public Television for everything. The awards dinner made me feel like Cindarella!
The grant was for $5,000 and will also include a two-month long exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art in the fall. So stay tuned for information about that as well!
Here is a link to the MPT TV Special: https://vimeo.com/127740831
And here is a link to my nomination: http://www.bakerartistawards.org/winners/timmy-reed/2015/
Wherein I wax lyrical about switching tenses in the third chapter of my new novel, The Ghosts That Surrounded Them, for the fine folks at Real Pants: http://realpants.com/timmy-reed-on-school-spirit-wasis-for-suckers/