Monday, May 24, 2021

New review for Hard Times

 Hi folks,

Just got a new review on Amazon by one of the writers I respect the most. Thanks, Doc!

Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2021
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I've read and loved a lot of Les' books, but this one confounded
 my expectations. It reminds me a lot of Flannery O'Connor's 
stories, where the whole world goes to hell and *then* things
 get worse. I thought this was going to be a rural love story
 with the looming specter of violence. But when it goes off
 the rails, wow, it really goes off the rails. And explodes. And 
attacks like a pack of feral dogs.

Three cheers, Butch. What a wild ride.

Blue skies,

Thursday, February 25, 2021


 Hi folks,

Click on the link to listen to my interview with Suspense Magazine. Includes some anecdotes about the relationship I had with Charles Manson and his cellmate.

Hope you enjoyed it!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Tuesday, February 2, 2021


 Hi folks,

It's so gratifying to see all the terrific reviews HARD TIMES is garnering! Thanks to all! Here's the latest"

Here's another review I'd missed when it came out and Bronzeville's PR director sent me the link. She was pleased that they'd selected our cover for the lead in the article. Click on:

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P.S. Thursday night I'll be reading from HARD TIMES live via Zoom for my alma mater, Vermont College, at 8 pm EST. Click on this link to register to attend. Hope to see y'all there!