About 6 years ago, while still in school, I wrote a paper on Suttree. I think it was the best academic paper I’d written. A couple weeks ago I was looking for a short story I had written and stumbled across it. I decided to look it over and tighten some areas up. And I was still proud of it. I’ve decided to write an … Continue reading Suttree: Spiritual Emergency to Spiritual Emergence
Looks like one of the librarians visiting Book Expo America this year picked up an advanced copy of Native Moments and decided to put it on the shelf. They also ordered an Ebook copy when it becomes available. Good to see some return from the visit. So, Chicagoans, go check it out!!! Continue reading Native Moments available at Waukegan Public Library
Here is your chance to win an autographed copy of Native Moments before it comes out. The GoodReads giveaway ends July 26th. That is almost two months before the release date. Enter Now! Also, if you preorder from Amazon you will receive your copy earlier than if you wait to buy it from me directly. I won’t have any for sale until about two weeks after the release … Continue reading Good Reads Giveaway
When I found out I was going to Chicago for Book Expo America, the first thing I did was google “what do writers do at book expo america” and different variations of that. I didn’t find too much out there to tell new writers what to expect. I read a really good blog post called “Don’t Pay Money for BEA Book Promotion.” After attending, I agree … Continue reading First Time at Book Expo America
I’m working on collecting my three days of notes to tell people about my first experience at Book Expo America and hopefully give some insight into what writers can expect by attending, but for now I’m just bragging about my publication on the kickass website theinertia.com. If your unfamiliar with it, it’s a great website for surfing news. I was stoked they accepted an excerpt … Continue reading Not a follow up to Book Expo America; just another shameless bragging post
Wednesday morning I will head to Chicago to attend Book Expo America. This is supposedly the biggest conference in the publishing industry. It seems really geared towards publishers, agents and book sellers and I’m not sure the writer’s role at this conference. I was encouraged to attend by my publisher. She has several author passes available and will be showcasing Waldorf Publishing 2016 books of … Continue reading What to expect at Book Expo America
Maybe a better question to start this conversation would be “did the picaresque novel ever have a place in American literature?” The picaresque novel is defined in the Oxford dictionary as “relating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero.” When I think of the picaresque the first story that comes to mind is Don … Continue reading Does the Picaresque Novel Still Have a Place in American Literature?
I’ve finally put together a reading list for my upcoming creative writing class. Whatchya think? The Art of Fiction, John Gardner On Fire, Larry Brown What we talk about when we talk about love, Raymond Carver The Essential Etheridge Knight, Etheridge Knight For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Ntozake Shange Fences, August Wilson Continue reading Reading List