Jane Friedman reports on how the pandemic has affected book sales. Ebook sales are up, for one. Read it here. She also has a weekly newsletter that’s a good one to subscribe to. I always find useful information.
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It’s always kind of dicey, the self-promotion that accompanies the publication of a new book, but you gotta do it.
Here’s my first interview with podcast host Jonathan Small on Write About Now. We talk about Palm Springs Noir, but mostly we talk about writing. Check out his other episodes, too. He’s a great interviewer and great person.
Palm Springs Noir received a great pre-pub review from Kirkus. Check it out!
I’m happy to announce the publication of the first anthology released by Mars Street Press. It’s a literary journal with stories and essays by my private workshop students and me. Everyone worked so hard to make this book happen. It’s dedicated to my father-in-law, Richard Dale Barrett, who died from COVID-19 in July. My son Travis created the fantastic cover and did the layout. My student, Amelia Dellos, titled it (and took the photo below right). If you’re looking for a book to read, or are shopping for the readers on your gift list, or just want to read more about the book, please click here.
It will be at the Foothill Ranch library on Sat., Feb 1. Click on the link to see the flyer. Come on down!