Skip to main content

Notes from Underground Anthology Coming March 1, 2011

The Literary Lab's Notes from Underground Anthology will be available on Tuesday!

I can't tell you how excited I am to get my hands on a copy of this book. And not just because it will be the first time I see one of my own works in print... published by someone else! ...but because as I skimmed through the proof copy of the text, trying not to read others' stories as I scrolled to find mine (I wanted to keep them a surprise until the finished book came out), my eye kept snagging on some of the sharpest, most outstanding sentences and phrases that I've read in a long time.

The Notes from Underground anthology project was a dangerous experiment. The hosts of the Literary Lab selected the contributors based on anonymous writing samples and then gave each writer free reign to submit ANYTHING they wanted to write--no rules, no editing--and promised to publish whatever was submitted.

The result, on first glance, looks truly remarkable. The quality of the writing is impeccable, and the subject matter of the stories is diverse but consistently brave and vibrant. From start to finish, this anthology is an unleashing of creative energy unfettered by judgment or regulations. I feel humbled and also proud that I was given the chance to participate in this unique collaboration.

My story, Notes from an Enchanted Castle, is a collection of smutty and ridiculous letters passed among the bored, ill-mannered servants of the Beast's castle (as in, Beauty and the). It's a fun tale. And I have a feeling that some of the other stories in the anthology are even better. I hope you'll get yourself a copy of the book, either in paper or eBook format, and tell us what you think.

Oh, and by the way, the proceeds for this book will go to charity. Neither the Literary Lab nor the contributing writers will not receive any payment for this publication. We're promoting it solely for the excitement of sharing the work.

I hope you enjoy!


  1. Isn't it exciting? I can't wait to read your piece--it sounds hilarious.

  2. Jeannie, I really enjoyed your story in this anthology. It is such a delight! All of the writers really impressed me. :)

  3. It's a beautiful book filled with marvelous writing. So glad you're a part of it! You'll love your copy when you get it. :)


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

A Bad Romance Starring Till Lindemann, Sophia Thomalla, Gavin Rossdale, Simone Thomalla, Sven Martinek, Andy LaPlegua, and Leila Lowfire

To misquote Gaga, "I don't speak German, but I can look at foreign tabloids and guess what's going on if you like."

I guess it would be more professional and ladylike for me to be above this sordid celebrity gossip, but I'm not. I'm so not.

So let's see if I've got this straight. From what I gather...

Metalgod Till Lindemann, 54, and model Sophia Thomalla, 27 (upper left) recently exited a five-year, on-off, opennish relationship, which began when Sophia's actress mother Simone (upper right, in the center) and Simone's then-lover (between her marriages to nubile young athletes) actor Sven Martinek (lower left, in the center), who is famous for his lead role in German TV show Der Clown (lower right) thought it would be cute to set Sophia up with their pal Till. Apparently, the 22-year-old Sophia was not repulsed at her parental figures setting her up with a drinking buddy significantly older than her mom, which absolutely makes sense when the d…

Ich Liebe Rammstein: Till

UPDATE: After purging his sillies on the side project LINDEMANN and participating in another Rammstein documentary video, Till has begun work on a seventh Rammstein album, estimated to be released in 2017 2018. 

October 2017 is the release date of a NatGeo photo book of Till's travels in the Yukon with Joey Kelly: Mein Gehasster Freund Yukon

Yukon Ho!

For fresh squeezed gossip juice, here's a bad (as in so good) romance. Till Lindemann
Till Lindemann is the only living human who could kick Chuck Norris's ass, but he doesn't, because they go on emo hunting trips together. The source of this fact, Urban Dictionary, also provides the following essential details: "Till Lindemann is the anthropomorphic personification of pure masculinity who invented the often-lethal dance move: The Till Hammer..." "He challenges the definition of masculine..." "Every German fertility clinic features a cardboard cutout of Till Lindemann choking a shark with one hand, …

Ich Liebe Rammstein: Richard

Richard Z. Kruspe
Richard Zven Kruspe is Rammstein's founding father, lead guitarist, and natural frontman. He's gregarious, well-spoken in both German and English, a professional showman, and an enthusiastic promoter for the band. In German, his name is pronounced "REE-kard," and in Germanglish, "Reeshard," or "Reesh" for short. Richard is sexy, and he knows it. To many Rammstein fans, he is the cuuuuuuute one. His Facebook page would have you believe it.

Legend has it that Richard has a lovechild with lead singer Till Lindeman. The myth is based in complicated facts and figures, including one unconventional love triangle. Circa 1990, Richard and Till were in a band together (along with future Rammstein rhythm guitarist Paul Landers) with the cheeky name First Arsch. Till, the drummer, was a single father of a little girl at the time, the issue of a short-lived, youthful shotgun wedding--to Richard's current girlfriend. When "Mrs. Lindem…