Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June is audiobook month


Just wanted to let you know that June is audiobook month. My new novel, Beautiful Assassin, was just released in audio format. The reader, Anne Flosnik, does a superb job of returning not only the voices of the narrator, Tat'yana Levchenko, but all of the other Russian and American character. I urge you to listen to her mesmerizing voice if you get a chance.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Wonderful time with friend in Maine

Just got back from a long evening car ride to Portland, ME to do a reading promoting my new novel Beautiful Assassin. It was great to see some old friends from my Stonecoast days. While the trip up and back was long, I always love going to Maine, and crossing the bridge from NH into the state is always a psychically "freeing" moment. Not far away I, during twilight I saw a red fox dash across the road, and then stopped to let me dog Henry enjoy the Maine turf. As a writer, I love long car rides. I find myself my creative, more inspired to write, and find more ideas for what I'm writing popping into my head than at any other time. I always keep a micro recorder handy to capture stray thoughts--it's like Nabokov not going anywhere without his butterfly net ready to nab a rare find. But the turnpike up to and through Maine, I have found, is more productive than another other place in the country, and I've driven by car almost everywhere. I-95 with its woods and ocean and seaports is my greatest muse. So thanks to Maine, and by best to those Mainers who can enjoy it daily.

Friday, March 26, 2010

March 30, 7 pm, Fairfield University Reading, Oak Room
April 1, 7 pm, Odyssey Bookstory, South Hadley, MA
April 6, 7 pm, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT
April 7-11, AWP Conference, Denver, Colorado, signing at Fairfield MFA Book Table
April 12, 7 pm, Scranton Library, Madison, CT
April 15, 12:30-1:00, Ginny Wolf Radio Show, Middletown, CT
April 15, 7 pm, University of Southern Maine Bookstore, Portland, ME
April 20, 7 pm, Banksquare Books, Mystic, CT
April 22, 7 pm, Guilford Public Library, Guilford, CT
April 25, 2 pm, Newtonville Books, Newtonville, MA
May 7, 7 pm, RJ Julia Books, Madison, CT
May 17, 7 pm, Wallingford Public Library, CT
May 27, 10 am, Quick Center, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
June 13, 2 pm, Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA
June 14, 7:30 pm, New Canaan Public Library, CT
July 16-26, Director of Fairfield's MFA in Creative Writing, Enders Island, Mystic, CT

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Book Launch

Hello, I'd like to alert you to my book launch on Tuesday, March 30, 7 pm, at Fairfield University's Oak Room. In addition to reading and discussing my new novel Beautiful Assassin, Joe Carvalko's band will be providing music.