Saturday, March 29, 2008


The lovely Blair Mastbaum and Will Fabro are compilling a collection called Cool Thing. They accepted one of my stories. They're incredibly sweet and nice. Check me (and the other talented witers) out at...


My dear friend Ms. Jenny Abel has created a fantastic documentary, Abel Raises Cain. It shines a million spotlights on her dad, Alan Abel. He's a famed hoaxer and a sweetheart too. You MUST see this. It's brilliance. Buy the DVD. Visit now!

Sunday, March 16, 2008


LOOK! It's the Easter bunny. And he's coming soon. I hope he brings me a basket filled with books and jewels. I'm going to go dye some eggs now.


"All literature is gossip." - Truman Capote

photo credit: Library of Congress via Pingnews

Monday, March 10, 2008



Spring has almost arrived. Lets say goodbye to snow drifts, iced up walkways and snowflake sweaters. Below, find a list of some terrific books you should read. Enjoy!

1. Willful Creatures - Aimee Bender

2. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta

3. We Dissapear - Scott Heim

4. The Brain Dead Megaphone - George Saunders

5. Strange Skies - Matt Marinovich

6. Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis - Ali Smith

7. Fire Bird: A Memoir - Mark Doty

8. Niagara Falls All Over Again - Elizabeth McCracken

9. Winkie - Clifford Chase

10. Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk

Saturday, March 08, 2008


When I pore through novels and short stories, I alsways keep my diary, um, I mean my notebook close by. When words strike me, I write them down. I have lists and lists of words that I refer to when crafting a new scene. Here's a sample...

1. Motored
2. Cheeped
3. Unsunned
4. Parade
5. Doofus
6. Putter
7. Taxing
8. Bruiser
9. Glum
10. Splotch
11. Frosted
12. Quieting
13. Swoop
14. Nicked
15. Doody
16. Pitted
17. Upswing
18. Edged
19. Hooligan
20. Goo


I've neglected to write anything here because...who cares what I have to say, right? But if you do care, I'm sorry. I'll post more.