A New Novel, and All The Bright Young Things At The Last Picture Show

I am in the final stages of making my "Loralee" novella available again. I plan to make this one as inexpensive to purchase as possible. It will be available in paperback and on kindle, a month or less from now probably. This re-write and edit took longer than I expected it to. The proofreading took … Continue reading A New Novel, and All The Bright Young Things At The Last Picture Show

Why I Write Fiction

Sometime last winter, I posted on a temporary page that I had going on that I was going to write this particular thing, and then I was going to write that thing, and then I was going to write this other thing. Then I looked at it and I thought, but, I don't do that, … Continue reading Why I Write Fiction

An Unraveled Hem, Joan Didion

I've kept some kind of a notebook, or journal, since junior high. Thankfully, the majority of them have gone the way of the wind. I suppose that's a nice way of saying that I destroyed them at one time or another. I recall erasing every word of January 1981, when it occurred to me that … Continue reading An Unraveled Hem, Joan Didion

The Origins and Mythology of Red Line Wine, Some Relics and Memorabilia

I'm not particularly fond of sharing too much in the way of personal anecdotes with regard to story origins, idea origins, inspirations. I think that there was, or is, a certain age where there's kind of a momentary reveling in the adventures or exploits of one's youth as such, where we tell those stories, and … Continue reading The Origins and Mythology of Red Line Wine, Some Relics and Memorabilia

The Plush Outer Dark of a Paper Heart

So last night I'm sitting here editing while listening to this new literary, that is to say writerly, podcast, "The Outer Dark," which is the brainchild of author Scott Nicolay, and I'm totally gigging on it, thinking, "I want to listen to all of these," and I'm completely in my zone, and zoning out too … Continue reading The Plush Outer Dark of a Paper Heart