Back in June, I posted the audio of a reading of a reading I did at Rosemont College. Thanks to my friend Christine Cavalier, we now have some video as well! In the first clip, I lay down the sound loop that accompanies my reading in the second clip. I originally wrote this piece for…Read more What We Do (Video)
Here's a new piece of music I've been working on. I call it "Someone Upstairs" because part of it sounds like someone walking around upstairs... which was kind of spooky when I was working on this track alone in my basement at night! Also, I'll be doing a reading at Rosemont College on Monday,…Read more Someone Upstairs/Reading at Rosemont
It's funny. Whenever I get to the end of a book and see an acknowledgments page, I feel a little disappointed. Granted, I've included acknowledgments pages in my own books, and I've been thrilled to see my name mentioned among the acknowledgments of authors I admire, so I'm not arguing that authors shouldn't include them…Read more The Thing About Acknowledgments
Oh, has the world changed, or have I changed? I will be living out my life-long dream of performing (after a fashion) upstairs at Philadelphia's Trocadero as I read select passages from Morrissey's Autobiography between sets at the 18th Pale Descendants' Smiths Social. Needless to say, I'm a big fan of The Smiths, and I've been…Read more Reading from Moz’s Autobiography @ Smiths Social!
In the latest installment of my podcast, I interview Charles Holdefer, author of Back in the Game, The Contractor, Nice, and Apology for Big Rod. An American author, Charles lives in Belgium and teaches in France at the University of Poitiers. I caught up with him recently when he was invited to teach a week-long creative…Read more Trying to Make Sense of the World: An Interview with Charles Holdefer
In the latest episode of my podcast, a misunderstanding leads me to interview an award-winning eight-year-old author and her younger sister. Later, their father reveals how his own childhood trauma has informed their creativity. The younger sister then rounds things off by explaining how to make pot holders. The episode ends with a musical remix…Read more Make Things Happen: Writing Tips from an Eight-Year-Old
In the latest installment of my podcast, "Inexplicable Need: An Interview with Shaun Haurin," I get into a heated discussion with a former student about how to address a former professor and also about the title of one of my favorite short story collections. I then interview Shaun Haurin, the author of the collection, and…Read more Inexplicable Need