The Ghost Daughter 

My housemate from college, Laura Alvarez, is an important artist and she and her husband will always be in the acknowledgements of every book I ever write because their approach to life and art is an astonishment that never ceases to inspire me. I swear sometimes I don’t know if I’d even be a writer today if it weren’t for their encouragement. Well, Laura loved my novel The Ghost Daughter, and really got what I was trying to do there which is an amazing feeling that truly hardly ever happens. She wrote about it on her amazing fashion, art, and inspiration…

5 Black Friday Deals

I hate shopping. Some people love shopping. That’s cool. There is room for everybody in this big world. I’ve amassed here for your convenience a wonderful list of online art and literary deals to peruse from the comfort of your couch, plush blanket and expanse of belly full of starchy carbohydrates. (I just described myself in this very moment, in case you were wondering.) These are all people I’ve worked with, ordered from, and respect.  This is no list of mass marketed crapola. (When I try to type “crapola” my computer wants to make me say “carpool.” I refuse to do…

Brackish Volume 3

Straight out of Venice, California from Evan Hartzell, we have today a brand new issue of Brackish to love. Help yourself to Brackish Volume 3, and the art and words of Laura Alvarez, Paul O’Connor and more. Brackish Volume 3 is a trip to nature’s cathedral. It’s a moment of meditation. It’s a deep breath for your spirit.  Check it out and be amazed. https://evanhartzell.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/brackish-vol-3.pdf

Blogs I Follow

Two days left on this blog-a-day exercise for September. Stats say that people like it best when I talk about my hair. This is not a blog post about my hair, though a student I don’t even teach told me today he loved my hair and when I asked him if it was because it reminded him of his nana, he said no.  So that was nice. Today I want to take a bow to other blogs I frequent. They don’t fit into any category. They are well written and I like them for different reasons. Maybe you will too, so…