random: The new novel is coming along nicely and undergoing progressive shifts and evolutions. I am pleased. I am doing more percolating than actual writing this last week or so, but that’s how I always work. I hate VW buses. I have my reasons. I picked 4.5 pounds of blueberries today while my dogs ate a fair amount off the low branches of the bushes. We barely made a dent in this year’s crop. East coast thunderstorms are no joke.
awesome: Korean dump
Over Memorial Day weekend, I was lucky enough to attend the Los Angeles screening of The Odyssey, a film by Vincent Haycock to accompany/expand the Florence + The Machine album How Big How Blue How Beautiful. It was magnificent.
As you know, I adore cross-media projects, specifically blending music with visuals or the written word. I also love artists who defy genres and labels. That could only mean I would enjoy this film, but it has been far greater tha
[ ↑ that’s the knocker on my kitchen door — welcome to my idea cookery]
I know I have been going at this hard, so please forgive me:
My novel, Driftwood, is out now in paperback. I’ve learned that in order to rise to the ranks of recognizable on Amazon, one must have a minimum of 50 reviews. I am 15 shy of that right now. I know I’ve sold more than 50 copies, so I ask of you dear readers to please head over to Amazon and review Driftwood. I d
It’s time again for awesome/non-awesome, a couple of people’s favorite list show.
awesome Teaching Creative Writing class is always the highlight of my week (2x!) I will see my brother in less than a week and I am simply over the moon about it. I was reminded recently that I used to press flowers all the time. I miss that and intend to get back at it. I am also getting ready to plant some succulents and get back to the gaaaaardennnn. Michael Pollan’s Cooke
Sorry, no Danzig here.
BUT, there is an interview I did with Ross and Marcio of BRIDGE THE ATLANTIC, a really cool podcast with interesting people that I snuck onto. I talk about music and writing and Driftwood and Emma Roberts and whales and Urban Outfitters and Office Space. Good stuff.
You can listen to it HERE.
Be sure to check out their other interviews. All very good stuff.
As a Neil Young obsessive, I couldn’t resist a book with this title. My only worry was that it wouldn’t live up to expectations. Fear not, loves. It exceeded them.
I just finished reading Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington. It’s beautiful and the type of well-crafted novel that leaves the reader feeling satisfied and still yearning by the end. I can’t seem to separate storytelling and music in my own work and life; I say with all sincerity th
I have created a page just for the poems I write.
You can find it HERE.
It is also on the link list to the right.
Poems. It’s just poems.
This site will just be other stuff relating to novels and souvenirs, novelties, party tricks (high five if you get that reference).
thinking of all the things we keep tidied away inside, the glistening emerald truths we selfishly nurture for ourselves alone, the iron notions we deem too fragile to expose to the anticipated cruelty of this merciless, loving world, I keep coming back to this poem I love:
[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]
BY E. E. CUMMINGS i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my d
goodbye 2015/ hello 2016
The writing updates I have for you are as follows: Driftwood will be released in paperback in June (with a swell new cover). I did a video interview with a vlog/blog that should be released in the next couple of months (it was super fun, but I am TERRIFIED to see myself on video). I’ve put my current novel-in-progress on ice for now. Not an easy decision, but the right one. I’m currently developing something new. The clear slate is