WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

More moanin’ n’ groanin’ about the novel

Sometimes it ain’t so easy, pounding out a new novel. As I get older, I can recall earlier times when I didn’t think so much about it; I just pounded. … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 13 Comments

Hie thee to Helena’s latest

Look what came in the mail on Friday. Volume Two of Helena Hann-Basquiat’s Memoirs of a Dilettante. I bring this up not only because Helena is a splendid writer who … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 5 Comments

Aristocratic static

I ran across this clip last week and thought it was a pretty cool song. I love the voice, the unembellished guitar playing, the lyrics. Then I found out that … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pike’s pique

Did you see this story in the Times yesterday? Seems a couple from Denver wants to establish a specialized library on an abandoned ranch way up high in the Rockies. … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

I know that face from somewhere

Here’s an interesting conundrum. I’m putting the finishing touches on my new book, which, as I mentioned earlier, is a quasi-historical novel set in Northern California in the 1880s through … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 10 Comments

The things people believe…

Apropos of nothing particularly relevant to this blog, I offer this image to brighten your day. It came from this Tumblr. I used to do a lot of writing about … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 13 Comments

Eighteen

Eighteen, because that’s the number of reviews I need for Occasional Soulmates in order to qualify for a listing on Digital Books Today when I run a promotion in a … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 6 Comments

Truth or consequences

I spotted this item via Stumbleupon the other day, and it jogged me into wondering whether we really expect biopics, historical films, and “based on a true story” stories to … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 7 Comments

MFAaaaaaaiiiiieeeeeeeee!

Here’s another of those articles that onanates about the value of MFA programs. I’m morbidly attracted to these articles because I’m one of those poor schmucks who made the conscious … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · 18 Comments

Let’s review

Since I’ve been going on and on about reviews, I thought I’d share a recent surprise review of Yesterday Road. It’s another of the “out of the blue” variety, by … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 16 Comments