Categories
Uncategorized

THE PURSUIT OF COOL: Moving Toward Release

Here’s what I have been up to lately. My focus has been on various tasks related to release of my novel, The Pursuit of Cool, and getting ready for The Launch. First, I had the great fortune to find graphic artist and book cover designer Lee Libro. I described an initial concept to her and […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Latest Published Short Story: “WE WERE GODS,” in Issue #4 of Twelve Stories

I am super glad this story has been published. Now you can read it! It has been around, in one form or another, for many years. In its current and cosmically final form, it is a short short of  1,100 words. The setting comes from a new subdivision in Greensboro, North Carolina where I lived […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Connected Thoughts About Kurt Cobain and Nevermind and The Folly of Sports Cars

Music has been incredibly important in my life. A huge source of joy. It showed me how to deal with the world, showed me a path, and gave me some answers. My novel, The Pursuit of Cool, has a protagonist named Lance Rally who has a similar relationship with music. Every young man in America […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Letters From The J. Crew Dude, Part 2

When we first started dating, my wife met this guy in a bar (the extended story is in Part 1). She didn’t believe he was a model, then later spotted him in the J. Crew catalog. I was inspired to create a story line that this guy was infatuated with my wife, and insanely jealous […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Letters From the J. Crew Dude, Part 1

Before grunge and Kurt Cobain, back in the eighties and nineties, I bought stuff from J. Crew. I’ll admit, I have worn my share of navy harlequin polos and sage cotton twill trousers. I loved the pretense of the catalogs: the clambakes and canoe trips and beach barbecues — these crazy nonstop vacation soirees! — that the […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Adventures in ePublishing: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, It Will Be Kindled

It can be tough to embrace change, and things are changing so fast in publishing it’s hard to keep up. Facing my writing table are three Skandia bookcases chock full of books, the fruit of years of store browsing, used book sales and Amazon orders (I like to think my books cheer me on when […]

Categories
Uncategorized

THE SURFER now available as ebook on Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble

THE SURFER, an ebook novella, available on Amazon.com in Kindle version $0.99 (Read this ebook on your home computer! Just purchase, then as your delivery method, designate to download a free Kindle reader to your Mac or PC. Your ebook will be downloaded and ready to read.) THE SURFER also available on Smashwords for iPad, Epub, PDF, LRF, Palm and online […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Voting Results: THE SURFER eBook Jacket Selection Poll

First, thanks to all those who participated. The TMiK Board of Electors worked many late evenings to compile the results of the eBook Jacket Selection Poll.  And the winner is…#4, with 29% of the vote! 1. Jacket#4      29% 2. Jacket#5      24% 3. Jacket#2      20% 4. Jacket#1      18% 5. […]

Categories
Uncategorized

THE SURFER eBook Jacket Selection Poll: Vote Now!

I decided to release THE SURFER as an ebook, so I needed a cover. Then I went a little crazy with Photoshop. Five covers (plus a Bonus cover) emerged from the layering, rasteurizing, and the gaussian blur. How to pick one? As a market test/experiment in radical democracy/outreach to my Friends and Followers, I offer […]

Categories
Uncategorized

TMiK Music Review: Kings of Leon, Live at the O2, London

The story of the three Followill brothers (plus a cousin) is one that would naturally appeal to English fans, predisposing them to worship and salivating claims of authenticity. The sons of a traveling Pentecostal minister, the journey of these Tennessee boys, from discarding church life to finding Led Zeppelin and worldly vices in Nashville, is […]