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My writing’s been published in a bunch of places over the past 10+ years. In addition to the books Dear Al-Qaeda: Letters to the World’s Most Notorious Terror Organization (Black Ocean 2006) and Nation Full of Caesars (Eye For An Iris, 2004), my non-fiction has appeared at Collapse Board, The Fanzine, Ablaze!, Clash Music, Boston’s Weekly Dig, and some other places I’m probably forgetting at the moment–ten years is a long time. I’m currently working on a series called Trout Fisting In America, a dark dive into the US psyche that, as much as they liked it, was too, uh, controversial for my usual haunts. Go figure.

I appeared in a BBC radio documentary about Nirvana, and I also play (a very minor role) in this band Tunabunny, that’s been talked about by NPR, MTV, The Quietus, and a bunch of cool places. And oh yeah, I once sang karaoke to 40,000 people in Chicago and provoked 30,000 of them into booing me before they cut my microphone.

I’ve written a bunch of other books that haven’t been published, so either I’m not as good a writer as I think I am, or my style’s at odds w/the marketplace. Or both. It could be both. Anyway, poke around and see if there’s something you like. Send me your thoughts at I’m always interested in people’s thoughts.

Oh, one last thing I should mention–my last name is pronounced with a short e, so it sounds like ‘Penny.’ I understand this is inconsistent with the rules we learned in elementary school regarding vowel/consonant placement, but you can blame my distant fugitive (possibly drunk, probably violent) Irish ancestor who changed it from Carney for reasons that are lost to time.

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