Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Writing, Traveling and Working


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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 http://www.mountain-goats.com/, and I had a blast. Here's about a three minute clip of a two hour evening: http://www.fsgoriginals.com/|

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 http://crimespreemag.com/frank-bill-reading-in-milwaukee/. Hit Chicago, read at a bar with the author Scott McClanahan http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/books/review/crapalachia-by-scott-mcclanahan.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0. 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 http://www.nolanknight.com/, 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 http://www.thebookcatapult.com/2013/03/a-frank-bill-donnybrook-in-san-diego.html . 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!


5 comments:

  1. Damn. And you slept in the last month, right?

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  2. Sounds like a great night. I wrote an article about Grit Lit. You should check it out. http://likethedew.com/author/plledford/

    Rock n' roll,

    Patrick Ledford

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  3. I heard it said that a good short story writer leaves you wishing that the story was not over. Indiana’s own, Frank Bill (Crimes in Southern Indiana) writes so hard, so raw, so gritty that you are glad when the story is over…yet can’t help going on and reading the next one. Who knew stuff like that went on in our own back yard? NOT FOR THE YOUNG NOR FAINT OF HEART.

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  4. I just stumbled onto Donnybrook from Matt Ingwalson's website. I am so glad I did! I can't wait to read this book and I will be buying it as soon as I am able to! I will leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. From what I have seen and the reviews I have read, I know I will enjoy this book!
    If you have a mailing list or a newsletter I would love to be added to it!
    Also, if you use beta readers I would love to be considered!! Please let me know.
    So glad I stumbled onto your work!!
    Thank you!!
    Shannon

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