Tag Archives: literature

That Year-End Post I’ve Been Meaning to Write (+ 2018 Awards Eligibility)

  So.  Here we are at the raw, tail end of 2018.  Even California is bleakly cold .  I’ve been laid up in bed with Toddler Flu and, while the Chubs is off at daycare, conquering the world, have been … Continue reading

Posted in Literature, personal observations, Politics, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Literary Trump: Stephen King Edition

  Is there a better writer for the current political moment than Stephen King? Insert joke about horror stories here—but seriously: one of King’s greatest strengths is his well-drawn observations of a certain kind of American.  Open up any of … Continue reading

Posted in Literature, personal observations, Politics, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Literary Trump: Essay Edition

Yes, yes.  I know.  Contradiction in terms.  Unless there’s another glitch in the Matrix, Trump will remain the most distinctly un-literary President ever to occupy the White House.  Even George W. Bush occasionally dipped into “My Pet Goat.” Trump can … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Great Books, 2014 Edition

Before I sign off for the remainder of the year (I’m lucky enough to be on vacation between now and January 5th), allow me to make note of my 2014 Best Reading Experiences. This evening I finished Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. … Continue reading

Posted in Literature | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

2014 as published by me

This year is ending on a bittersweet note as I transition jobs and begin doing whatever I’m going to do with my second novel.  So.  To make myself feel better, let me announce that I recently sold a poem to … Continue reading

Posted in Literature, personal observations | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

News: What I learned from writing the Beast

Exactly a year ago this past Sunday I finished my final draft of an epic fantasy novel I had been working on for five years.  It had been a long and arduous process. I finished spell checking and knew I … Continue reading

Posted in Literature | Tagged , | 1 Comment

News

Just a pair of newsworthy items in case you missed it: 1) My short story, “The Burned Man” (slated to appear in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #159) can now be purchased at Weightless Books. 2) A reprint of my short story “Father Peña’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment