WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

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

There’s something for every writer in this little volume

Of course he says that, you might say. He’s trying to sell some books. But it’s actually true. My two writer pals and I get deep into the weeds on … Continue reading

March 10, 2020 · 3 Comments

Live on KDP: Close to Perfect–How to Write and Publish Your Novel

[Note: I’ve since taken Close to Perfect out of circulation, but stay tuned for news on how to get a copy of your own via What The Hell.] Well whataya … Continue reading

March 3, 2020 · 4 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

The pieces are falling into place …

What a terrific distraction from the frustrations of American life in late 2019, when it feels like almost everything is built on a foundation of Jell-O. My guitar is coming … Continue reading

October 23, 2019 · 3 Comments

I gotta right to sing the Blues ♪🏒🥅🏆

If you’re a typical American, you probably didn’t notice that the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup last Wednesday night. They beat the Boston Bruins, one of the original … Continue reading

June 16, 2019 · 10 Comments

2018, meet 2019

As 2018 coasts to an end (it ran out of gas months ago, but at least it’s been heading downhill), I thought I’d toss one more post on the pile … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · 21 Comments

Comin’ down the mountain …

On this last day of the year, I’ll share the inspirational quote that has gotten me through the last few months. It’s from author Russell Banks, who is talking here … Continue reading

December 31, 2017 · 10 Comments

Lennon meets Leary

This one’s new to me. That John Lennon set out to write a campaign song for Timothy Leary, who was running to unseat Ronald Reagan as governor of California. Its … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · 5 Comments

Pensées d’avril

And I was thinking about all that weed whacking I had to do to get our place ready for the annual fire-safe inspection, and I got a good head start … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · 15 Comments