Friday, January 27, 2012

Final Fenway Fiction includes a story of mine. (Go Sox!)

“A simply marvelous collection! A must-have for any true Red Sox fan!"                                             

Tom Adelman, author of The Long Ball, about Further Fenway Fiction

The third and  the final installment of the Fenway Fiction series has a story of mine in it called "
Six Facts about Influencing Baseball in Heaven", where God ends up telling  Harry Agganis that he'd better forget about the Red Sox. The new FFF anthology is again brought to you by writer, editor and fan Adam Pachter. 

Cornerstone Book Publishers and Adam Pachter are pleased to announce the release of Final Fenway Fiction. Ever since 2005, the Fenway Fiction series has chronicled the Boston Red Sox through short stories, novels, plays, and poetry. Now the series comes to its exciting conclusion in Final Fenway Fiction, and the book's 23 contributors touch every base in the best collection yet. Within these pages you'll travel back to Babe Ruth's time and a thousand years into the future, visit the beaches of Normandy and Big Papi's favorite Dominican restaurant. You'll cheer from the Fenway stands and the coast of Ireland, revisit World Series highs and late September swoons. So put on your Sox cap and crack open a copy of Final Fenway Fiction. The series may be ending, but your love of these Red Sox stories will go on and on.

Featuring fiction from novelists:

Henry Garfield (Tartabull’s Throw)

Rachel Solomon (Number 6 Fumbles)

Kim Ablon Whitney (The Other Half of Life)

Comic book author:

Ron Fortier (Terminator: The Burning Earth)


David Kruh (Curse of the Bambino)

and Singer:

Al Basile (The Goods)

Final Fenway Fiction: More Short Stories from Red Sox Nation edited by Adam Pachter
ISBN:  1-613420-29-3
ISBN 13:  978-1-61342-029-4
Published by Cornerstone Book Publishers
Release date: 02/01/2012
Retail Price: $21.95
available atmajor on-line booksellers and from the publisher at:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

National Public Radio, WUWM, Milwaukee -Listen to my story being read

One of my flashes will be read by Robert Vaughan on NPR, WUWM, The Lake Effect on January between 11-12 noon, EST. You can stream it HERE live and it will be archived HERE

Robert hosts Flash Fiction Fridays at this NPR affiliate every week. The anthology of 2011's stories can be purchased here.  Writers include Meg Tuite, Sheldon Lee Compton, Susan Gibb, Len Kuntz, Julie Innis, Sam Rasnake, Susan Tepper, Joani Reese, Christopher Allen, Sara Lippmann and many more.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Various Interviews

On my credits list I don't list any of the interviews that I've been asked to participate in. As always, I'm grateful for the opportunities that have presented themselves. Here's a few that cover a variety of subjects having to do with writing and editing, personal or otherwise.

3/2011 Smoking with Timothy Gager (Beth Thomas)

1/2011 Dark Sky Magazine (Brad Green)

11/2010 Fictionaut (Nicolle Elizabeth)

3/2010 Six Questions For...  (Jim Harrington)

6/2009 Nibble (Jeff Fleming)

5/2009 Recommended Reading (Ravi Mangla)

5/2008 A Talk With a Dire Reader (Doug Holder)

5/2007 Mad Poets Blog (G. E. Ruetter)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New year, new story--"A Circus Story" in Right Hand Pointing

I'm pleased to be in the 50th issue of Right Hand Pointing, which is not pictured to the left. (This issue,  officially numbered at 47 but this disparity is explained on their site).

That said, there are many stories or poems based on the circus. Charles Simic, for example, had a good one called Country Fair.

There have been great movies too. Trapeze with Burt Lancaster stands out as one. Big Top Pee Wee, not so much. Water For Elephants, as a movie, it was a great book.

 F. John Sharp noticed that many of my writings have metaphors or story lines which involve the circus.   I wondered why, out of the blue, he made this observation?

The answer was that he had just read and accepted, "A Circus Story" for Right Hand Pointing #47. That fact that I'd written and critiqued with John for over six years helped this piece find a home.

Also finding a home are the following folks:

In This Issue