WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Squeak, memory

Here’s a strange phenomenon. It occurred to me last night that I can’t remember a lot about many of the houses I’ve lived in since I was a kid. I … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

One of these days he might be in your town

Saw this man in concert last night. Leo Kottke. He’s one of my earliest musical heroes and still going strong at 67, but he’s also hilarious. As he tunes up … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 6 Comments

John Irving inspires you on a Saturday morning

This is a beautifully revealing statement of how novelists — one novelist, anyway — achieves profound effects. As Mr. Irving describes (though he starts at the end and works his … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Interview with Rachel Kushner in Salon

I like this interview with Rachel Kushner, author of The Flame Throwers. The book is on my TBR list, and what I’ve already read in excerpts and reviews makes me … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Cool news

I’ve been chosen as the first ever guest blogger today at Writings of a Mrs! Thanks to Jennifer for selecting my piece, “Squeak, memory,” and welcome to her fans who … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 6 Comments

The disappearance of Aphrodite

Don’t know why this came to mind again recently, but when I was doing my junior year of college in London, I took a class in French literature at the … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

William Butler Yeats reads for you

I came across a recording of W.B Yeats reading “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” and thought I’d put a little background ambiance to it. This is one of my early … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 4 Comments

Fiction resource

New Yorky types and academics probably know all about The Center for Fiction, but it just came into my view this morning. I haven’t dug deep into the many writer … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Self-publishing: Notes of caution

I’m not yet convinced that self-publishing is going to be the right move for me, so while half of me is scrounging for reasons to take the plunge, the other … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 14 Comments

Hello Ted Heller

I just commented on the new Salon article by Ted Heller. Hello to anyone who clicked the link I stuck in there! This is the new era of ebook marketing.

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment