Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Writing, Traveling and Working


Way back at the first part of this year I made the trip to Manhattan, met my Editors, my publishing house, had drinks, more than once with loyal friends and writer Todd Robinson and his wife Allison, my agent Stacia, my wife and her friend, Jason Karlawish, the crazy Krovatin brothers, writer Victor LaValle and I did this event with FSG and GQ Magazine and John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, and I had a blast. Here's about a three minute clip of a two hour evening:|

And since then I've been busy. Started in Louisville, Kentucky at Carmichael's books, read in New Albany, Indiana at Destinations Booksellers. Then a reading in Columbus, Indiana at the library. Followed by Milwaukee where I read at the Boswell Book Company Hit Chicago, read at a bar with the author Scott McClanahan Got a bit of rest. Hit the book festival in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Caught a red eye the next morning for the LA Times Book Festival, did a signing with the wonderful folks at SKYLIGHT BOOKS. Did a great panel with some awesome authors:
Fiction: True Grit
(Conversation 2113)
Frank Bill
James Greer
Joshua Mohr
Rob Roberge
Moderated by Jim Ruland

I met my man Nolan Knight, did my rounds the next day for the screenplay I adapted, had breakfast with my buddy Daniel Knauf. Got picked up by my buddies Seth Marko and Scott Ehrig-Burgess, who drove me to San Diego for . Had a blast, signed a lot of books, met a lot of wonderful people, caught up with my ole buddy Todd Naegele,  drank too much, caught an AM flight on about two or three hours of sleep and took a long awaited nap.

Since then I've finished a comic book, written a few essays and I'm busy with the next book while slaving at the day gig and recently did a reading at the Jeffersonville Library and the Artisan Center in my hometown.

I left a lot of friends names out and some great writers, I apologize, its early and I have to go to the day job.  But do know I appreciate each and every one of you!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ray Wylie Hubbard on Letterman....

I'm guessing everyone caught good friend/singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard ( ) on David Letterman the other night?

Good to see him getting the attention he deserves. I've plans to catch him later this year down in Texas at his annual Grit and Groove Festival:
Should be a great day of belligerence, booze and just all around anarchy. Can't wait.

 Me, I'm busy. Writing. Lots of writing. Gearing up for travel to Manhattan for some early publicity for the release of my first novel Donnybrook of which here are a few things I've come across:

And there's some other news but I can't mention it just yet....

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