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
Added by James D. Loy on September 27, 2013 at 7:25pm — No Comments
Readers who have either met me briefly or who are life-long friends know that I am a champion for the printed word and Independent Booksellers. I’ll do just about anything to help those folk out which is why I dressed up in overalls and rode a stick pony while filming the…Continue
Added by Renea Winchester on September 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Ann B. Ross and Robert Inman @ Fountainhead, Friday & Saturday
If you’re anywhere near Hendersonville this weekend, you may be gravitating to its semi-annual festival of literary activity, Bookapalooza, a multi-author event on Sat., Sept. 28; and to an Ann B. Ross talk on Fri., Sept. 27 at Fountainhead Books.
Ross is, of course, the author of the Miss Julia series, a character-rich, witty immersion in…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on September 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Rural Life Museum re-opens with big celebration at Mars Hill U.
It’s been seven years since the Rural Life Museum, a top history spot, closed down at Mars Hill College, now Mars Hill University, for renovation. On Sat., Sept. 28, it reopens—with performances, a major exhibit, and a reception, 2 to 5 p.m. The ribbon-cutting is at 3.
Mars Hill University is a pilgrimage site for people seeking archival materials…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on September 24, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Added by Joe Perrone Jr. on September 9, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments
Four major author events
Ayad Akhtar is coming to Appalachian State on Tuesday, Sept. 10. His novel, American Dervish, is this year’s Summer Read in Boone; and he’s the lead-off author in the university’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series. See…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on September 7, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
"Now That I Think About It" is a book of concise and original essays on topics including Washington politics, news makers, religion, family dynamics, reading and writing, love, hate, self destruction and the end of life. The essays are intended to stimulate thinking and social discourse. Available at Malaprops in the philosophy section. Also at Amazon.con, Barnes and Noble and on all e-readers.
Added by Bill Ramsey on September 5, 2013 at 11:09am — No Comments