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"Theodore Carter is a silly leaping gnome who dates zombies, practices voodoo, and walks on water, at least when not giggling while making you left-handed, or burning your eyebrows off. Think Roald Dahl as rewired by T.C. Boyle. This first collection of stories is a genre-bending mutant’s bible of gross-out jokes and yucks. You will love it."
- Richard Peabody, editor, Gargoyle Magazine

"Expect the unexpected—and to laugh out loud—when reading Theodore Carter’s delightful and original collection of stories, The Life Story of a Chilean Sea Blob and Other Matters of Importance. Not that it’s all laughs; despite their quirkiness, his characters are entirely human, facing their fears around coming of age, settling down, spending life alone, being unloved, or just plain growing old—n short, matters of importance to us all."
- Susi Wyss, author of The Civilized World

"Carter is the best voice we have of the disconcerted male. These disquieting stories stay with you, tucked away in the odd-angled corners of your memory."
- Jeremy Trylch, author of The Last Resort

"We need the fantasies that imaginative fiction gives us to counter the cold truisms that often pass for factual reality. We need modern-day dinosaur sightings, sea monsters, zombies, voodoo dolls, and the occasional upchucked panther for disbelieving therapists. We need these things, this collection suggests, and Carter delivers them to us."
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Theodore Carter is the author of The Life Story of a Chilean Sea Blob and Other Matters of Importance (Queens Ferry Press, 2012), Frida Sex Dreams and Other Unnerving Disruptions, and Stealing The Scream (Run Amok Books, 2019). His fiction runs the gamut from humor, to literary fiction, to horror. He’s appeared in several magazines and anthologies including The North American Review, Pank, Necessary Fiction, A capella Zoo, The Potomac Review, and Gargoyle. His street art projects, which began as book promotion stunts, have garnered attention from several local news outlets including NBC4 Washington, Fox5 DC, and the Washington City Paper. Carter lives just outside Washington, DC in Takoma Park, MD.