a shout out

June 4, 2009

posted by Caroline Picard


Lust & Cashmere got another shout out on this blog with regard to the IPPY award. It’s pretty exciting–and even feels phenomenal to catch any notice whatever, given that the operation we run here at the GL is so small. That said, I’ve always been excited about the final product, so hey world, thanks for noticing. I toast you back for innumerable other reasons. You’ve been good to us.

2009 IPPY !

May 8, 2009

posted by Caroline Picard

We are the happy recipients of an award from Independent Publisher–they’ve given the Independent Voice Award to our very own Lust & Cashmere! I got the following off the IP website, so you can go here to check out the full list of award winners (and learn more about IP).

Announcing the 2009 IPPY Outstanding Books of the Year

Special awards recognize the daring spirit of independent authors and publishers

For 26 years our mission at Independent Publisher has been to recognize and encourage the work of publishers who exhibit the courage and creativity necessary to take chances, break new ground, and bring about change, not only to the world of publishing, but to our society. These medalists were chosen from our regular entries for exemplifying this daring spirit. Here are the winners of this year’s Outstanding Book of the Year awards, including two new categories established this year: the Independent Spirit Award recognizes the book project our judges found the most heartfelt and unique, and the Independent Voice Award recognizes the year’s most experimental, boundary-pushing voice among our fiction entries.

Lust and Cashmere trailer

December 16, 2008

posted and created by Caroline Picard

special thanks to all you readers out there! the text was provided by A.E. Simns

You can also watch it here at the new Green Lantern Channel [http://www.youtube.com/greenlanternpress] on YouTube. (please forgive its rough beginnings, and visit it often to watch it evolve.)

Ravaged Love

October 28, 2008

Q:  I met this sweater.  It is soft like a girl.  I want to know:  is it wrong to be in love with a sweater?  I don’t know what to do.  It torments me in my darkest hours.  I can’t help it.  When it’s not around, I can’t think of anything else.  And when it is around, I have to touch it, to rub it against myself, stroke myself with it.  Once after I came in it I rubbed it against my father’s face while he was sleeping.  Our relationship has never been quite the same since.  If you ask me, I think he’s jealous of the sweater.  What should I do?

– all knotted up.


A:  Get rid of the sweater immediately.  It is a terrible threat to your health and sanity.  Dispose of it in a black bag.  Tie a red string around the bag to close it up and leave it at the Lincoln statue at the corner of Western and Ashland at 3pm tomorrow exactly.  Don’t ask why.  Just do it.



Read Johnny’s full story in Lust&Cashmere by A.E. Simns now available from The Green Lantern Press.