“Desperation is the key that slips into the greasy locks of lives out of sync, where what is deemed as normal is disrupted by something slippery and insidious. The tones are understated yet ominous, until the intrusion of grit under the fingernails guile or strange magic reveals characters willing to embrace whatever is necessary to move beyond the monochrome landscape and into a world of color, be it red and dripping, bruise blue or, more often, just a little brighter monochromatic hue, like still burning ash…and you might even sniff smoke. Head honcho and editor extraordinaire at Omnium Gatherum Kate Jonez’ supurb debut collection, Lady Bits, lives for the moments when the trap-door swings open, when the only choice that matters is the one that leads to escape, to survival, at all costs…and usually outside of the laws of nature we all think we understand. Highly recommended.”
—John Claude Smith, Bram Stoker nominated author of Riding the Centipede and Occasional Beasts: Tales
Thank you, John Claude!