Writer Jeff VanderMeer's Ecstatic Days blog will feature a different guest blogger each week through October 10. The excitement kicks off with a celebration of the fiction of noir master Jack O'Connell, followed by, among others, NYT bestseller Michelle Richmond, Tiptree Award-winning fantasist Catherynne M. Valente, Soft Skull editor Richard Nash, Canadian writer/activist Minister Faust, Indian writer Vandana Singh, Brazilian critic Fabio Fernandes, crime writer Meg Gardiner, Romanian editor and publisher Horia Ursu, Russian-born novelist Ekaterina Sedia, publicist Matt Staggs, short story writer John Langan, and writer-editor Cat Rambo. Come visit and experience what promises to be a lively and diverse discussion. In recent months, Ecstatic Days posts on kosher imaginary animals post and writing a novel in two months both resulted in book deals. The blog is known for being a sometimes humorous, sometimes serious exploration of books, pop culture, and more.