Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bizarro Blog Take Over: Day Four: Christoph Paul

To help celebrate Eraserhead Press's seventh annual New Bizarro Author Series, we decided to let the authors take control of our blog. Publisher Rose O'Keefe created this series as a gateway of sorts, to introduce hesitant readers to the wonderful world of bizarro! Garret Cook curated the series and they released a record breaking NINE titles last week for the 2015 set. 

You'll be treated to strange and fabulous original guest posts from a handful of the NBA authors all week long. Today, Christoph Paul wrote poems about horror films as a source of inspiration while writing his novel Slasher Camp for Nerd Dorks. Check out this one, based on the flick It Follows:

It Follows Poem

We are not of the devil.

Satan is the name
you gave to disease.

Your visions
of cut trees
and messiahs
are mirages,
like your vitamins
and Monday

You want God's love,
but we know he never was.

What you really want
is the love of another
to give you the love of a child.

We make sure
you don't get know
that love.

There is too much life
that lives in the world.
Nature does not
hate or love.

It only wants balance.

We are the scales

that follow.


Christoph Paul is a musician, podcaster, and YA & Bizarro Fiction author including books “Great White House” and “Slasher Camp for Nerd Dorks” published by Eraserhead Press. He is an editor for & ThatLitPress and New English Press. He plays in rock band Moses Moses & was guitar player/singer of The Only Prescription, but still wishes he was a gangsta rapper. He has even told people he is Drake’s full-Jewish brother Rake. For fun he likes to read YA and Bizarro, get angry in a bar while watching the Miami Dolphins lose, live Tweeting The Bachelor while watching it with his girlfriend, and gardening with his cats. For fun and money he writes Bizarro Erotica under the pen name Mandy De Sandra who was covered in VICE, Huffington Post, Jezebel, and AV Club.

Sometimes, he dresses up like a famous serial killer and interviews literary types on YouTube. He is repped by Veronica Park at the Corvisiero Literary Agency.


Check out Christoph's bizarro book
part of the New Bizarro Author Series from Eraserhead Press

Freddy versus Jason Meets Wet Hot American Summer. Nuff Said.

Jason Voorheesberg has struggled to become the great slasher his mom believes he can be and has as bad case of Slasher Anxiety. He is sent to one of the worse ranked camps for young slashers: Slasher Camp for Nebulous Youth #987.When she drops Jason off at the camp, he gets bullied by the Jock Slashers and is attacked by the rich, snooty protagonists of the rival Final Camp across the lake. He hates the camp and is considered the worst slasher by the Pred counselors. Even though he makes a friend with Slasher Candybee Wamack and develops a forbidden relationship with a Slazer (Final Girl who slays Slashers), he struggles even more with his slasher anxiety. Can love (and homicide) conquer all and save Jason from a life of mediocrity?

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