Tuesday, February 22, 2011

spring and summer readings

Here's a list of events, times and places, where I'll be reading from Fight for Your Long Day and signing copies available for sale:

March 1, Tuesday, 7 to 8 p.m., The Bengal Tiger, 101 Keith Street, Clemson, SC

March 19, Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m., Virginia Book Festival, Charlottesville, Virginia, courtesy of Atticus Books

Spring Break in Sunny Philadelphia!

March 21, Monday, 6 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

March 23, Wednesday, noon, Barnes and Noble, University City (Penn Bookstore), Philadelphia, PA

March 25, Friday, 4 to 6 p.m. (signing only), Faber Books, 30th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA

April 30, Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. (signing only), Books-A-Million, Anderson Shopping Mall, Anderson, SC

May 6, Friday, 7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore, Sylva, NC

May 7, Saturday, 3 p.m., Blue Ridge Books, Waynesville, NC

May 14, Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. (signing only), Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

And for the July 4 to Bastille Day lull in your life:

July 9 and 10, details forthcoming, Chesnut Hill Book Festival, Philadelphia, PA

I'll revise or add to this as more events are confirmed or appear.

See you somewhere, some day. I hope.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

thanks, ben

When Ben Tanzer changes your book's shelf life, he doesn't [redacted] around. Thanks, Ben, for the rich review and positive energy all around.

And the man is selling (at least) two of his own books this year, with orders already possible for this April release.

OK. In no particular order (so let's make it alphabetical), a list of my favorite novelists with whom I've crossed Ultimate paths:

Abeer Hoque
David Hollander
Kate Ledger
Ben Tanzer

Well, truth be told, I've only read slight sections from their books, but intend to improve upon that. Once in a while, I get a strange vision that it would be possible to jog and then run and then play Ultimate again. Hmmm. I ought to go get some ice cream and think this over.

Monday, February 14, 2011

long weekend

Friday evening, Ron Rash burned bright at The Bengal Tiger's first reading in the spring series, and it went well enough that we will have at least three more readings (look for details soon), including my own on March 1 (a Tuesday, 7 p.m.). We then saw and heard Ron read again at City Lights in Sylva, NC the following Sunday, as in yesterday, a bright, beautiful day at that.

And so, I'm motivated and in the mood to read from Fight for Your Long Day. In front of an audience, no less. I'm fairly certain I'll have details soon for my spring reading plans. If you want to book me for an event (in a way that doesn't involve electrocution by wet kindle or slamming an unabridged dictionary over my head), please do not hesitate to e-mail, f-book, or t-weet although telepathy remains my e-best mode of communication of course. It looks like I'll be in the mid-Atlantic from March 20 to 27 and the Clemson region (within a couple hours of Asheville, Atlanta, Charlotte, etc.) for the rest of Feb through April.

And now I'm here, too, squatting on Old Man Bezos's land.

Slog Through Your Tuesday!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Gone Dog Press

Gone Dog Press, a publisher of "awesome e-books," delivers The Betrayal of Times of Peace and Prosperity on Superbowl Sunday. This longish story, or shortish novella, has something for everyone--from fatty meat frying in the wok to inadvertent touches that can end a life. It's of a genre that could be termed "college commencement angst" although I'm having trouble thinking of a story or novel that would compare.

The book will be available at http://www.amazon.com/ as well as http://www.smashwords.com/, and eventually it should be compatible with all kinds of electronic book reading devices. At smashwords, you'll be able to read it right off the screen or download it as a printable pdf. Or so I'm told by the e-authorities from the land on book.

So you should be able to download a copy for a buck forty-nine or so. . . graduation angst at bargain-basement pricing!

Happy reading.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cyrus at the Inky

Cyrus Duffleman breaks through doors and accesses the hometown newspapers--online and off:


Thank you, Joseph N. DiStefano, for your article(s) in the Business section of The Philadelphia Inquirer and http://www.philly.com/.

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