Lori, the gracious host of The Next Best Book Club blog posted an audio of me reading my story “What We Do for Love.” This is the story I read at the MWAMW Noir at the Bar meeting. I slapped some music on to try and class it up a little, but now I know why they hire professional actors to record audio books, sheesh. Anyway, listen here-
Have you heard of Wattpad? I read about it in last week’s Printers Row. It’s a free web site for a “community” of online writers who post work and read other people’s work.
An awful lot of it is.
It’s an interesting idea, though, so I posted one of my older short stories. It’s called Saint Catherine. You can read it here
My publisher just informed me that a book club in New Jersey has selected Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold for their April read! I’m thrilled by this news. Knowing that someone is reading my humble scribblings really makes me happy.
Shelf Unbound magazine selected Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold as one of five finalists in its annual Indie Best Writing Competition. Refering to the novel as a “riveting page turner,” the magazine goes on to summarize the book and also prints an interview with your’s truly. In her introduction, publisher Margaret Brown mentions that the winner and finalists were selected from a field of over 1,000 entries.
John Temmerman is an amazing and versatile sax man. His jazz solos will blow you away. And he gives lessons! Visit him at jazzobsession.com.
Check out these thought-provoking lyrics, cool tunes, and samples of her visual art at randirusso.com.
My friend, Irene Westcott, writes the kind of fiction that sticks with you. You’ll find yourself thinking about her characters long after you’ve finished one of her stories. Links to some of her published pieces are on her website at irenewestcott.wix.com/writer
This is one of my paintings. Okay, I know it’s not as interesting as Katherine’s or Bradley’s work (lousy show offs), but I love to paint. I’ll keep posting my new canvases here from time to time, so let me know if you see any improvement.
Another of my super-talented pals is Bradley Materewicz. He is both a painter and a sculptor. I love his Giacometti-esque paintings. You will, too.