Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Death of Tarpons now in paperback!

HI folks,

I'm jazzed! My first novel, The Death of Tarpons, is now out in paperback. Click on the photo below and it will take you to the site where you can glom onto a copy.

It's now available in both ebook and paperback forms. And, the screenplay I adapted from it and which placed as a semifinalist in the Nicholl's Foundation Awards is getting looks from Hollywood folks. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

This is what I looked like when I wrote this puppy...

The novel is about 85% autobiographical and I wrote about half of it when I was fifteen. It was awarded a Special Citation from the Violet Crown Book Awards which I'm very proud of.

Blue skies,

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Gerald O'Connor's marvelous novel!

Hi folks,

Just want to bring your attention to a novel I highly recommend, Gerald O'Connor's beautiful novel, The Origins of Benjamin Hackett.

This is a book that is very close to my heart. Gerald wrote this book in our online class and we all recognized the genius of the writing immediately. It's a powerful, emotional story and that alone makes it well worth the price, but what really transcends this book is the lyrical, Irish poetic voice that inhabits the book. He has a voice that will move him quickly to the forefront of literature.

It goes on sale tomorrow and I'd urge you to glom onto a copy. It's available in either ebook or paperback format. It's a book that I think you will agree has watercooler value. You know--that kind of book that the day after you read it, you'll go to work, bleary-eyed after staying up all night unable to put it down, and say to your workmates, "You've got to read this book!"

You've got to read this book!

Blue skies,