Archive for September 2011
My Star Trek critical book is now available via Kindle. I do prefer the printed and bound edition, albeit more pricey and a “true” book, but this does seem to be the future of “the book” now gone back to a codex and a scroll…
Ophelia Press has published a 44-page chapbook of seven older stories of mine, Eating Kristy’s Feet and Other Stories, which appeared in my Venus Book Club original, Seven Women, and in WTF: An Avant-Porn Anthology, Fedora IV, and the old Masquerade Journal.
A couple stories from this one will also be in a future collection, Mysterium…not sure when it will be out because I don’t have a publisher yet.
I am applying Norman K. Denzin’s Interpretative Biography as my lense — a sociological approach rather than literary, per se. Denzin’s method is to focus on pinpoints of epiphany in the subject’s life, which Carver had many: the day he met his first wife, his first story published, his first story in a major magazine, the day he quit drinking, his first collection, his first NYTBR glow, meeting his second wife, etc.
Book is not done. We are most likely looking at a late 2012 pub date, or early 2013.
The great thing about New York City is that there is always something cool to do, 24/7. Not to mention the 24/7 food trucks. But the best part of Manhattan is the vibrant literary community, large and small; the publishers, the agents, the bookstores…which means buying books, more books, too many books. How will I take all these books back to Los Angeles in November? Maybe I will ship them via UPS Ground…