THE INCREDIBLE SHELLEY JACKSON
Final post for now--about Shelley Jackson. If you haven't encountered this amazing writer, you need to pick up her short story collection The Melancholy of Anatomy, read her story "Angel" in Trampoline, edited by Kelly Link, and also pick up The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, which has two contributions by her.
She reminds me of Angela Carter without being a pastiche of Carter. But she has the same steely nerve combined with the flourish for language and form. Really wonderful stuff.
By the way--if you can buy what I'm telling you about on Amazon, I'm not going to bother to include links.