WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Close to Perfect is about to vanish …

I’ve finally succumbed. The market is saying that 99 cents is too high a price for this entertaining and informative transcript of a podcast that never was. But because Amazon … Continue reading

August 4, 2020 · 11 Comments

I hate when this happens …

I won’t go into specifics, but I just finished the first draft of a baseball novel a couple of months ago, and I’ve been starting to revise it this week. … Continue reading

June 12, 2020 · 21 Comments

Fan mail from some flounderer?

One of our restaurant clients down in L.A. received a strange piece of mail recently. It’s from someone named Matthew Thornton, and the return address says “Western United States 120º … Continue reading

May 18, 2020 · 7 Comments

A new nonfiction project comin’ down the pike!

Coming soon, my new nonfiction project, Close to Perfect: How to Write and Publish Your Novel. Here’s the gist: Thank goodness novelist Kevin Brennan (Parts Unknown, Yesterday Road, Eternity Began … Continue reading

February 20, 2020 · 6 Comments

String-driven thing

Last year—maybe I mentioned it—I hired a luthier to make me an archtop guitar. Somewhere along the way, I got this bee in my bonnet and I thought, as so … Continue reading

August 1, 2019 · 4 Comments

Here she comes again

The Disappointed Housewife launches a week from today, and boy is the entire staff excited! True, at the moment I’m the entire staff, but me, myself, and I are all … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · 10 Comments

Coming soon!

The Disappointed Housewife is approaching! I’ve received a number of fun pieces the last few weeks, and though I’m still keeping the pre-launch submission window open, the big day will … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · 25 Comments

The sport of kinks

Have I mentioned that my wife and I are avid pickleball players? Or maybe I should say “pickleball.” Our game doesn’t much resemble the official version. If this sport hasn’t … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · 11 Comments

Subconscious mine

The subconscious mind of a writer … what a piece of work. I was minding my own business last night – sleeping – when I found myself leaning against a … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 4 Comments

Songs and stories: a different process?

Writing songs vs writing fiction. Compare and contrast. I have to think that different parts of the brain are involved in the two processes. Usually, I’ll start a piece of … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · 12 Comments