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New Story from The Drum

by on Apr.21, 2013, under Books

I have a new audio story out from The Drum: A Literary Magazine For Your Ears. Check it out! You can also read it in texty version over on the Stories page here.

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Soap and Water Chapter 17

by on Sep.14, 2011, under Uncategorized

Soap and Water chapter 17 is now posted on Red Lemonade. Also newly posted are revisions of chapters 11 and 12 based on the fine comments you all have been giving me. Excellent ideas, everyone, thank you! A final revision of chapter 1 is also nearly complete and will be posted soon.

Thank you as always to everyone who keeps reading and commenting. Keep it up! And don’t forget I’ll be reading from the book on Sunday, September 25 at KGB, only a week and a half from now.

As always, PDFs and other e-reader versions are on the Soap and Water page.

 

 

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Soap and Water Chapter 16

by on Sep.11, 2011, under Uncategorized

Soap and Water chapter 16 is now posted at Red Lemonade. This is another nice, short one, a bit of a break before we get into some big chunks of action, which I will of course break up for ease of reading.

We’re all back from vacations now, including me, so people’s schedules are changing from the slack times of summer. Let me know if the publishing schedule should adjust too. Many of you have let me know you’ve gotten a bit behind and that’s okay! Whenever you do get a chance to read any part of the book, that’ll make me happy, and even happier if you drop in a comment.

All of you who have commented, thank you as always. I swear new versions of Chapters 11 and 12 are coming soon based on your ideas, and I will figure out what to do with chapter 1 too.

PDFs and other e-reader versions on the Soap and Water page as usual. And don’t forget, I’m reading from the book at KGB on September 25.

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Soap and Water Chapter 15

by on Sep.07, 2011, under Uncategorized

Soap and Water chapter 15 is now posted to Red Lemonade. After last week’s long one, this one is nice and short. Unfortunately, it also kind of depends on some visual cues that I haven’t been able to translate to the Red Lemonade interface. I posted a comment explaining what you should see, but if you want to see what it’s supposed to look like, here’s a PDF version. Of course the PDF versions and other e-reader versions are always on the Soap and Water page. There’s also optional appendix material attached to this chapter that you don’t have to read to understand the story but that I’ve also posted to Red Lemonade. I’ll get the PDF of that up later; I’m on vacation and I’m tired.

As long as I’m writing, though, I wanted to let you guys know that your reading and commenting has gotten me front-paged at Red Lemonade as a featured author. Thank you all so much! Please keep it up, it’s really helping a lot. New versions of Chapters 11 and 12 are also in the works based on your comments and should be ready soon.

Finally, don’t forget I’ll be reading at KGB on the 25th. Hope to see you there!

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Soap and Water Chapter 14

by on Aug.31, 2011, under Uncategorized

Well, we East Coasters survived the violent wobble of an earthquake and the vicious drizzle of a hurricane, and now I must inform you of the third calamity that will come in threes to you this week: no chapter on Sunday. I’ll be at a reunion and out of internet range. Accordingly, Soap and Water chapter 14, which is now posted on Red Lemonade, is about twice as long as your usual chapter. If I was going to be around this weekend I’d have broken it up, but I’m not so I’m giving it to you all at once.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Sunday, September 25, when I will be reading at KGB along with a few other Red Lemonade authors. Your readership and comments made that happen, and I’m so very grateful.

Of course, I’m also grateful for the improvements you’re helping me make. Revisions of chapters 11 and 12 are in the works. At some point soon I hope to make up my mind what to do about chapter 1. I didn’t necessarily intend to dive back into editing the book when I started this, but it’s very satisfying. Keep on commenting!

E-reader versions are on the Soap and Water page, as always.

 

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Soap and Water Chapter 13

by on Aug.28, 2011, under Uncategorized

Soap and Water chapter 13 is now posted on Red Lemonade. This is a slightly longer chapter than usual. Sometimes that happens too.

Thank you to all who keep commenting. I started this hoping to increase the book’s visibility a little and maybe get some new readers. What I didn’t expect was that in the process I’d get far more thorough editing than I’d ever gotten on it before. I’ve already rewritten the first chapter (poll closing soon!) based on your comments, and will probably rewrite it some more, plus I’m currently rewriting chapters 11 and 12 based on still more comments. I’d hoped you could help me get my book read. I never really expected how much you all would help me make it a better book. I thank you sincerely.

As always, e-reader versions are on the Soap and Water page.

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Soap and Water chapter 12

by on Aug.24, 2011, under Uncategorized

Soap and Water chapter 12 is now posted to Red Lemonade. Many thanks to all of you who continue to read and comment even through the August doldrums. I’m really grateful for it.

So far opinion is about evenly divided on which version of chapter 1 you like better. I think I’ll leave the poll open for another week and then retreat to chew over all you’ve given me as suggestions there.

E-reader-friendly versions on the Soap and Water page.

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Seventy Years of Wisdom

by on Aug.22, 2011, under Uncategorized

So, August 22 happened.

I did credit the source in my interview, but it, along with my other two, more emotionally trenchant pieces of advice were edited out, fair enough. I first gleaned this from either the novelization of Summer of ’42 or its sequel, the novelization of Class of ’44. Neither is text-searchable on Amazon or Google Books, sadly.

Take it away, Frank.

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Soap and Water Chapter 11

by on Aug.21, 2011, under Uncategorized

Soap and Water chapter 11 is now posted at Red Lemonade. This one was inspired by Petronius’s Satyricon, which I’d read for a class many years ago and never forgotten.

Thank you to all who continue to read and comment! And thanks to those who have weighed in on which version of Chapter 1 they like better.

E-reader-friendly versions are on the Soap and Water page here, as always.

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Soap and Water Chapter 10 posted

by on Aug.17, 2011, under Uncategorized

Soap and Water chapter 10 is now posted on Red Lemonade. It’s super-short. Sometimes that happens!

Thanks to everybody who keeps reading, commenting, Facebook-liking and Tweeting. You guys are making this exercise worthwhile.

When you can, don’t forget to vote on which version of chapter 1 you like better. And thanks, of course, to those who’ve already voted.

Kindle, iPod, Nook, and other e-reader versions are on the Soap and Water page, as always.

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