The Desert Places (Paperback)

By Amber Sparks, Robert Kloss, Matt Kish (Illustrator)

Curbside Splendor Publishing, 9780988480483, 87pp.

Publication Date: November 26, 2013



"The Desert Places" is a pocket-sized edition of a hybrid text by Amber Sparks and Robert Kloss that explores the evolution of evil in worlds both seen and unseen and features full-color illustrations by Matt Kish, illustrator of the critically acclaimed "Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page.

About the Author

Amber Sparks is the author of "May We Shed These Human Bodies," released by Curbside Splendor in 2012. "The Atlantic" called "May We Shed These Human Bodies" the "Best Small Press Debut of 2012." Her work has been widely published in print and online and you can find it at or follow her on Twitter @ambernoelle.

Robert Kloss is the author of "The Alligators of Abraham." His short fiction has been found in "Crazyhorse," "Gargoyle," "Unsaid," and elsewhere. He is found online at

Matt Kish is a self-taught artist & author of "Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page."