Friday, October 31, 2014

Atelier26 Books to publish my story collection People Like You

Dear Reader:

The most remarkable thing has happened - Portland press Atelier26 Books has announced it will be publishing my debut, a collection of fiction, PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

I am ecstatic, crazy happy, over the moon with joy to be counted among its authors.

M. Allen Cunningham, who owns and runs Atelier26, has turned out to be a person who takes great care and enthusiasm with his authors and their work. It is truly a dream come true to be working with someone who shows such consideration in all aspects of publication, from press release to editing to the profound importance of the look and feel of the book itself.

I'm sure I'll have loads more to say as this process goes on over the course of the next year or so, but for now know this: whoever you are, thank you. If you read this blog (and there are likely only a handful of you readers since, as noted in the name, I confessed right up front that I probably wouldn't be blogging much, if at all), then you are probably in some way part of making this happen. You might be a writer, a reader, a listener, a teacher, a stranger, a mentor, a friend; whoever you are, I think a little piece of this is because of you. So, thanks.

More as it happens...


Monday, October 20, 2014

"Sunday Night"

Make use of the things around you.
This light rain
Outside the window, for one.
This cigarette between my fingers,
These feet on the couch.
The faint sound of rock-and-roll,
The red Ferrari in my head.
The woman bumping
Drunkenly around in the kitchen...
Put it all in,
Make use.

                 - Raymond Carver