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 Bookshop.org.
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.
If you missed the reading on April 12 with Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte (our host), Dr. Jeanne Powell, Karla Brundage, Sandra Wassilie, and me, please check out the recording: https://youtu.be/IJJQKKzWc_U
Thank you, Sheryl and the Mechanics Institute Library for presenting the event. I was honored to read with these fine voices and hear their words.
Overwhelmed. Thanks to those who bought my book and to Unsolicited Press. I greatly enjoyed sharing poems and stories at AWP.
You can order The Poet’s Garage from Unsolicited Press or your favorite bookstore.
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.
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
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.