WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Dee-pressing

So anyway, tomorrow’s my birthday, and feeling kind of plucky and carefree at the moment, I went to this website, How Old Do I Look?, and plugged in a fairly … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 25 Comments

Mañana. Occasional Soulmates. Gratis!

Just a friendly reminder, all you Whos in Whoville, that Occasional Soulmates will be available as a free download all weekend, starting tomorrow in the a.m. It’s an unofficial Occasional … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Anything can happen

Apropos of yesterday’s post about the cult of youth in literature, I give you Henry Roth. He’s the antithesis of the young writer who gathers laurels before puberty. Roth’s first … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 4 Comments

Youth is for the young…and so are literary prizes

  I can relate to this author, who bemoans the fact that there are so many literary prizes thrown at writers under forty, or thirty-five, or thirty, or… ten. And … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · 15 Comments

Doomed, doomed I tell you!

Ran across this interactive shockfest over the weekend and thought I’d better raise the alarm. It’s called “Your Life On Earth — How you and the world have changed since … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 10 Comments

What The Hell

Originally posted on WHAT THE HELL:
I told myself I’d never do it. And when my first novel, Parts Unknown, was published in 2003, I imagined I’d never have to.…

April 26, 2015 · 6 Comments

A wretched, spiteful, straight razor totin’ woman

I remember loving this song when I was a kid, but I could have sworn a black man did it, even if his name was White. The swampy growl in … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · 1 Comment