8 years ago we were at Giovanni's room browsing the dyke book section for some new reads, me in the erotica section and E in, well, every section. E finds Erika Lopez's "Hoochie Mamma: the other white meat". She proceeds to inhale the book in record time. She is now in search of the other books. Other books "Flaming Iguanas" and "They call me mad dog" are found and and enjoyed as much if not more.
Anyway, long story short and Erika leaves her publishing company to pursue publishing books on her own under her label "Monster Girl Media" and it is another 9 years until another book is published. Being a knowledge getter - E continues to search and google Erika for all those years and when she finds the new book orders it immediately. We are beyond ecstatic when the book arrives as Erika personally autographs it. Long and short of it, we read on her web site that she's coming to Borders in Philly and we obtain babysitting and plan to be there - by hook or by crook.
Fast forward a month by which we are now following Erika on twitter and of course friended her on Facebook. Last night E checks out twitter and sees a tweet by Erika that states "WE'RE CANCELING PHILADELPHIA. no one's done any press or promotion, and we can't afford to show up because i wanna see old friends." Needless to say E is hugely disappointed!! I say, tweet her and tell her that I will do what I can to promote for her if she reconsiders. Erika ANSWERS - can you fucking believe it? So we are on!!! we booked a venue and started promoting - We are hosting Erika Lopez in Philly on November 5 @ the William Way Center.....UN-FUCKING- BELIEVABLE!
So here's a bit about the show and Erika Lopez - You will not want to miss this!!!
The one and only Erika Lopez is gracing her home town of Philly with her solo show "The welfare Queen" to promote her amazing new book "The girl must die".
William Way Community Center
1312 Spruce Street
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tickets: $15.00 at door *No one turned away fro lack of funds - It's a Welfare Show!
*The girl must die* is the prettiest book Erika Lopez has ever made. Its existence is a metaphor for coming out of hell clutching a handful of flowers. A sweet little brick of a book that will bludgeon you with joy, the first printing will have a special edition color cover that will protect it from getting any joyous blood or hair on the pages.
The Girl Must Die is a darkly comic love letter, scribbled to all those who have experienced the hilarious hijinks of hitting the skids and discovering they’re old and irrelevant, yet managed to fight off the Black Dogs and claw their way out of The Abyss to kick the world in the crotch—in order to blow it a kiss.
Erika Lopez wrote books like Flaming Iguanas for Simon & Schuster before she hit the skids and ended up on welfare. Some say it’s because she’s mean. Some say it’s because she’s loud. Some say it’s because she told people to get her books at the library. Regardless, she’s back and taking her rightful place at the head of the rickety kid’s table with the prettiest little brick of a book she’s ever made. It’s about white knuckling it through a seemingly endless tour of The Abyss, and realizing that whatever doesn’t kill you, will eventually turn you on.
Small excerpt from Erika Lopez's new book - just a bite of the pie to make your mouth water for more more more....
When you're in agony and in between being drunk or stoned through the terrors, you clutch onto quotes like that kitty poster where it says "Hang in there!"
Quotes contradict each other. Some quotes save; some quotes kill. Sometimes they change or have expiration dates.
They tell you to follow your bliss, but that's all they say. They don't say that sometimes your bliss will turn on you and chain you to the back of a pickup truck and race through gravel quarries, leaving you like shredded human cheese.........