The Bridge on Beer River is available for preorder!

Unsolicited Press has announced the preorder availability of my new novel, The Bridge on Beer River, which will be released July 11, 2023.

You can order the book from the publisher or your favorite bookseller, including

Sample some of the stories in The Bridge on Beer River HERE.

I wrote the first story forty years ago during my days in graduate school, and I continued to enjoy visits from Curt and other characters until they began to clamor for their own book. Please join me in launching them on their way.

Hope to See You at AWP23 in Seattle 3/9-11!

Please say hi at the Unsolicited Press table (T636) Saturday 1-3 pm or at the following group readings.

Otherwise, you might find me hanging out at the table or attending events featuring UP authors or my colleagues from the SF Writer’s Grotto. Or at the bar.

Group Readings

Thursday March 9, 6-8 pm–Reading at Audible Browsing Experience, Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe, 425 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Friday March 10, 12:15-1:30 pm–Host and Reading with Unsolicited Press, Bookfair Stage 1, AWP Bookfair
Friday March 10, 8-9:30 pm–Reading with Unsolicited Press Poets, Perihelion Brewery, 2800 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA

Unsolicited Press Table

AWP Bookfair (T636)
Saturday, March 11, 1-3 pm PST

Cover reveal: The Bridge on Beer River

Thank you to the design team at Unsolicited Press! My new novel will drop 7/11/23, and it’s beginning to feel almost real.

Here is a brief synopsis of The Bridge on Beer River:

A rust belt city in decline retains the solace of romance, which often proves to be an empty promise or even a curse. With a wry perspective and unflappable determination, Curt embodies all the town’s ills, including his own problems with drinking, work, and relationships, as he tries to save himself and rescue his friends in his own unconventional and unlawful ways. In The Bridge on Beer River, a novel-in-stories set in Reagan-era Binghamton, New York, characters scramble for subsistence while hoping for love and a better life.

I will be posting more information in the coming months, but you can read some of the stories from the novel that have appeared in literary magazines HERE.