"The Grievers delivers a quick, succinct, raw and honest approach to life and death."
First, a disclaimer: St. Leonard's Academy is not St. Joseph's Prep. Having said that, I will admit that some of the details regarding the school I depict in The Grievers* were inspired by the school I attended in my youth. In case anyone who's read my novel is curious about that school, here is their…Read more Where I Went to High School
Big thanks to Nicolette Milholin for a flattering profile in The Montgomery News: "Laughter Abounds in English Prof's The Grievers." And while you're at it, check out her blog, Book Bound!
Anyone who's read The Grievers knows that the theme from The Jeffersons plays a small yet comically pivotal role in the novel. Sadly, I learned today that Sherman Hemsley, who played the iconic George Jefferson, passed away today. With this in mind, I thought I'd share the following video.
Which author would I invite to dinner if given the chance? The answer might surprise you! Check out The Sandy Side of Life: The Singular Exploits of an Author, Blogger, and Book Reviewer – An Interview with Marc Schuster. And if you're curious about Sandy Green's work, check out my review of her 2010 poetry collection,…Read more Interviewed by Sandy Green
In addition to working on my own writing, I've been helping my friend Shaun Haurin with a collection of short stories titled Public Displays of Affectation. It's the last book I'll be working on for PS Books, and I've had a hand in almost all aspects of the production -- working with Shaun on the…Read more Public Displays of Affectation
Generosity: An Enhancement by Richard Powers examines the root causes of happiness and anxiety while critiquing the relationship between science, the media, and big business. The narrative follows a reluctant creative writing teacher who discovers that one of his students is genetically predisposed to happiness. When the world finds out about the student's gift --…Read more Review: Generosity by Richard Powers