Category: Reading

Newburyport Literary Festival Goes Virtual TODAY!

Hey, everyone. When COVID-19 struck and changed all our lives, the lovely folks behind the Newburyport Literary Festival were convinced it spelled the end of this year’s event. NOT SO! Just check out their website, Newburyport Literary Festival to find out about all the wonderful options.… Continue Reading “Newburyport Literary Festival Goes Virtual TODAY!”

I don’t want to write about the pandemic, so you get this instead.

I shift closer to the fire, toss on a log, make the sparks fly. It’s my night to sit up with the children that can’t sleep and I’m damned if I’ll do it cold. I look around the circle at their pale faces made… Continue Reading “I don’t want to write about the pandemic, so you get this instead.”

March Events

As the ELEPHANT SPEAK launch date approaches, I thought I’d give everyone a run down for the month of March (so far): March 4 – KATU “Afternoon Live” appearance (to air between 2-3 pm) BOOK LAUNCH – Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside Street, Portland,… Continue Reading “March Events”

Harlan Ellison, 1934 – 2018

We had some fierce thunderstorms today and now I know why. It was Harlan, making his presence known to the cosmos, kicking ass in Heaven. He’s been my favorite writer since I first encountered him via his collection I Have No Mouth, And I Must… Continue Reading “Harlan Ellison, 1934 – 2018”

When Reading Leaves A Bad Taste In Your Mouth

“Milk takes on the flavor of what it’s next to in the refrigerator.” If you’re a fan of Stephen King, you’ve undoubtedly read that quote or something like it more than once. I’d heard it long before King made it known because, like him,… Continue Reading “When Reading Leaves A Bad Taste In Your Mouth”