Tuesday 17 May 2016

Billy Martin/ Poppy Z. Brite (American author)

* Billy Martin, known professionally as Poppy Z. Brite, initially achieved notoriety in the gothic horror genre of literature in the early 1990s by publishing a string of successful novels and short story collections, including Lost Souls (1992), Drawing Blood (1993), and the controversial serial killer novel Exquisite Corpse (1996). His later work moved into the related genre of dark comedy, with many stories set in the New Orleans restaurant world. Martin's novels are typically standalone books but may feature recurring characters from previous novels and short stories. Much of his work features openly bisexual and gay characters. Martin himself is a a trans man who identifies as gay.

BIRTH DATA: Melissa Ann Brite, 25 May 1967, 16:55 (4:55pm) CDT (+5), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (29n57, 90w04). ASC: 27 Libra. RR: B (from biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from Resurrection and Reclamation by Elrod Stanton (iUniverse, 2005), p. 469: "Poppy Z. Brite Born: May 25, 1967 at 4:55pm, New Orleans, L.A."

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