Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Congrats to Adam Slade

For his newly published work, The Strand!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Look Me In The Eye

Left to right: John Elder Robison, Me, Prof. James Hala.

It was a highly invigorating lecture at Drew University. John Robison gave a talk about his book, as well as information about Aspergers and TMS treatment.

It was very nice to meet a writer friend in person, by the way, and see my former Chaucer professor as well.

I have to say that if anyone has a chance to hear John speak about his book, life and current medical trials, it is well worth it. He is an engaging speaker who leaves all of the audience buzzing with new knowledge and further questions.

For my part, I thoroughly enjoyed the evening! Kudos John!

Monday, November 09, 2009

I Have No Clue

This rips me apart.
I'll miss you and miss hearing you read with your special panache:

I was looking forward to hearing you read in Madison on Nov. 17th. I hope all of the bugs are dead where you are, and you are having a beer with Bukowski.

Thursday, October 01, 2009


How could I have forgotten to post this one?

Take a look at J.J. Cooper's new thriller, THE INTERROGATOR at http://www.jjcooperbooks.com/

Here's a bit from a review by Authorscoop.com,

"Does ‘fast-paced’ charge as one word or two? Not that it matters, anyway. Who’s counting? Fast-paced is the word(s) of the day for JJ Cooper’s debut thriller, THE INTERROGATOR. You may remember that JJ spoke with AuthorScoop back in May and I got my hands on an advance copy well before its August release date and am back to offer up a sneak peek.

JJ Cooper’s background in the Australian Army Intelligence Corps sets well-placed strings on the protagonist, interrogator Jay Ryan, and then JJ goes and puts him in a bind (sometimes literally) of epic proportion. What Ryan knows about Iraq’s WMDs, along with his long-standing record of achievement, has placed him in the crosshairs of a conspiracy that looks to rattle the entire world. The story stacks twists like a game of Jenga, and as the pieces move with the machinations of villain and hero alike, the tower of intrigue topples to a shattering conclusion."

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Listening to the Oldies


"In my little town
I never meant nothin
I was just my fathers son
Saving my money
Dreaming of glory
Twitching like a finger
On the trigger of a gun"

-Simon and Garfunkel

They are called classics because they are always poignant.

I was talking to my Dad about Simon and Garfunkel not too long ago, and discussing how they were among the first, if not the first to put modern poetry to music.

BTW, my parents "song" was The Sounds of Silence.

I can't help, after growing up listening to them, to still be astounded by what they did.

I have to thank my awesome parents for having such great taste and for exposing me to it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Link Update

I am happy to say that Jay Young's link for The Heroes Series has been updated, and is now working. :)

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Another Cool Book - Duchess Harris

Another cool book by a cool author!
I share the joy; that is my part-time job. :)