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Hello "The Read on WNC" readers:
I'm posting this note to announce the publication of vol. 3 in my "Loy's Loonies" series. This one is called The Mortician's Road Trip and it's a bit more of a mystery than my earlier books. Here's a teaser for the story.
Upstate New Yorker Baz Rathbone makes ends meet by selling human skulls. By contract, he should cremate them, but he doesn’t. His little business comes to the attention of the FBI when a woman spots…Continue
Posted on September 20, 2015 at 4:15pm
I am pleased to announce the publication of the second book in my series "Loy's Loonies." This one is entitled Uncle Moe and the Martha's Vineyard Frackers and here's the cover blurb.
Moe Thibault is a lovable octogenarian who sometimes thinks he’s Jacques Clouseau and who’s convinced he once had an identical twin. While living out his widower’s retirement in upstate New York, Moe is sent an obituary from Martha’s Vineyard with a…Continue
Posted on October 2, 2014 at 2:52pm
The purpose of this posting is to announce the publication of my first (and last?) novel, Fish Food (a novel about life, death, and commas). It's a zany tale about, well, life, death, and commas. Here's the publisher's blurb.
"Michael Um is a grammar-obsessed, hearing-impaired evolutionary biologist who shares his home on Martha's Vineyard with three cats, an irascible parrot, and a tankful of red-bellied piranhas (his wife left him years ago for…Continue
Posted on September 27, 2013 at 7:25pm
The 2013 Blue Ridge Bookfest is now history and we are already starting to plan for 2014. Next year, the festival will be held on April 25-26, a few weeks earlier than in the past. A crucial part of our planning will be selecting the panel of authors who will be invited to speak and here is where we need your input. If you have a favorite author who you would like to hear at Bookfest, send us an email and give us her/his name. Similarly, if you have a favorite genre (fiction, history,…Continue
Posted on June 26, 2013 at 6:07pm