Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Have travel will book?

Today Grand Slams: A Coming of Eggs Story was left around T stations all over Boston. I donated the book, the Books on the T people then did their thing. A sticker is added to the cover which says:

Take me with you. Read me, and return me for someone else to enjoy. This photo was taken by one of the book fairies, who left a copy somewhere on the Red Line.

It's kind of like an Easter Egg hunt for books.



Books on the T launched in the spring of 2017 to engage the community in promoting literacy and encourage excitement about reading across the Boston metro area. By sharing new titles for adults and youth on the MBTA, Books on the T will create a traveling library that introduces books to the Greater Boston community.

Many of the titles will have connections to the Boston area: Books on the T features authors who have a connection to the Boston area, titles with topics of interest to local readers, and local settings and/or subjects.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

How to purchase "Every Day There Is Something About Elephants" or any of my books




You can buy Every Day There is Something About Elephants
using the suggestions below, but also


Chief Jay Strongbow is Real,

Grand Slams: A Coming of Eggs Story


The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan 

or any of my books in similar ways, as well. 



the exact same way 

1. Through me, Paypal, (ctgager37@yahoo.com) $14.99   on my website (paypal)

You make out with no shipping, I don't charge any.
Author makes out from you buying direct.
Paypal takes some of the money, unless you use the gift button.




2. Though me, Credit Card, $14.99

You make out with no shipping, I don't charge any.
Author makes out from you buying direct.
Paypal takes some of the money, because this option is through them

Contact me with your credit card numbers (sounds a little sketchy, I know. Sorry).







3. Though me, Check, $14.99

You make out with no shipping, I don't charge any.
Author 's best option.

Contact me for my mailing address. ctgager37@yahoo.com




4.  Through your favorite Indy Bookstore $14.99 + brief wait

You make out by getting the book. Ask store to order with  ISBN-13:  978-1945917363 
For other books Amazon page has the number
Author  makes out by  very small royalty.



5.  At Amazon $14.99 + shipping 
Kindle $8


You make out by getting the book.
Author  makes out by sales number increase on site and the very small royalty. Can you say a dime?'
If you buy from a outside seller listed on Amazon, author gets ZERO






6.  Though Barnes and Noble,  website $15 + shipping, store $15

You make out by getting the book.
You pay a penny more
Ask store to order by ISBN number   ISBN-13:978-1945917363
Author  makes out by sales number increase on site and the very small royalty.



7.  By coming to a reading or appearance. If you don't,  I'm sure I'll have some hanging around, if you bump into me. The trunk of my car. My closet. At work.

You make out by getting the book, saying hello, and hearing an entertaining read. I'll get to thank you. I'll even sign it..
Author  makes out by you buying direct, getting to say hello to you, and receiving all my gratitude--and no shipping cost for me.



Sunday, March 11, 2018

Meet the Crockers, Sanesplaining, first of two podcasts from 2018 podcast "tour"

Hear the awesome interview / podcast from Dan and Margaret below. My segment starts at about 21:30.



Daniel and Margaret Crocker (pictured below)  host Sansplaining, where the general topics are mental health, poetry and nerd stuff. It is available to listen to today--free. They shoveled a lot of excellent questions my way.



I've known Dan for a long time. We both wrote at New Graffiti Magazine, and later, in 2009,  Dan came to Dire Literary series. On the cast, I read two flash fictions from the seconds from released, Every Day There is Something About Elephants and a few poems from Chief Jay Strongbow is Real. It was pretty fun, and laid back---loved recording it. We talk mental health, addiction and recovery, and nerd talk. Throw in a little about how bleak I thought things used to be. We also hit up Boston sports vs. Missouri sports and for good measure, Philly sports fans.

It was the second time recording a podcast this week. This week I also was a guest on Frankie Norstad's the Little Miss Addict podcast. That one will be available in a few weeks, I'll let you know.



Here are some other podcasts from my past
The Koncast 2017
Parkside Lounge Reading 2017
Interview by Doug Holder on SCTV 2017
Oddball Magazine podcast 2017
SAFTAcast with Scott Fynboe
The Unknown show with Bud Smith, 2013


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

New exclusive flash fiction no one has ever seen before, today at Oddball Magazine

Today at Oddball Magazine, Historic Men Talking By A Fire,  is a flash fiction story that won't appear in Every Day There is Something About Elephants. Thanks so much to my friends and editors there, especially Chad Parenteau who requested the original submission.

Here's the joke: Prince, Betty White and Elvis Presley are sitting by a campfire...The story features conversations about death, and that little dude from the Diet Dr. Pepper commercial, 'Lil Sweet', who ended up in the story because he annoys the f-u-c-k out of me.

Long live Betty White! c




Here's the second joke: This is the second Elvis based story I have had published recently. The reason for this is that I fucked up and the previous one was accepted by both Oddball and another journal. I hate losing track of submissions. Since Chad is a friend, I reached out and asked if I could write another one staring Elvis. This way, the art drawn for the first piece by Cesar Valtierra  could be recognized. Anyone, I liked the outcome and hope you do too.


Thursday, March 1, 2018

I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to f***in' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?

Here's an example of a great acceptance letter via Ink in Thirds, (their new issue out today):  


Hi Timothy!

Thank you for submitting to Ink In Thirds. It was a pleasure to read your work! I have never, I mean NEVER laughed-out-loud at a submission before. This, by far, is the funniest sub I have ever read as an editor, and I've been doing this for several years now. 

I am thrilled like to publish "Death Pool" in our March/April issue of Ink In Thirds and welcome you to our growing family of authors.

Back issues are available on our website. Please take a moment to read and share with others. We hope to forge lasting relationships with our writers. We will keep you updated as we confirm exact publication dates for the next issue.

We look forward to seeing your work in print!

Best,

Grace Black
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So what is a death pool? 


A typical modern dead pool might have players pick out celebrities who they think will die within the year. Most games start on January 1 and run for 12 months, although there are some variations on game length, betting and timing.

There are websites that rank odds of death too. I was inspired to write this after Tom Petty died. (33 pts. or dollars)

 So, go to the Ink in Thirds site and check it out. It's a beautiful magazine