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Nevada Homeless Alliance
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Vice magazine slideshow
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Blue Angel Motel
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Your chance to be in a movie!
Iíve been working with filmmaker Florent Tillon on this project and he definitely has a unique perspective on Vegas, and Josh Ellis and Jarret Keene are two of the best writers in town. I plan to be there:
Posted: 7/24/2012 at 1:33:00 PM | Updated: 7/27/2012 at 11:06:00 PM | Add Comments | More Options
French TV review of BTN
Itís good to know thereís at least one major TV station in the world (France 24) that devotes time to book reviews. Itís also good to know that this particular critic seemed to enjoy Beneath the Neon, which was recently translated into French.
Posted: 5/3/2012 at 12:26:00 PM | Updated: 5/13/2012 at 10:23:00 PM | Add Comments | More Options
ĎBooks By the Bedí
The website for the book We Wanted to Be Writers has a regular feature called ďBooks By the Bed,Ē which asks authors what theyíre reading or planning to read. Here are the books by my bed:
Posted: 4/29/2012 at 11:27:00 AM | Updated: 4/29/2012 at 11:27:00 AM | Add Comments | More Options
Going to UNLV
As some of you know, I applied to grad school (MFA creative writing) late last year and early this year. I ended up getting into UNLV and the University of Washington. Washington has an outstanding program, but UNLV, which also has a strong program, made the most sense financially, logistically and, in some cases, personally. So, it looks like Iíll start taking graduate classes and teaching undergrad courses at UNLV in late August.
Posted: 4/23/2012 at 1:31:00 PM | Updated: 4/23/2012 at 1:33:00 PM | Add Comments | More Options
Huntington Press sale
Huntington Press is having a spring-clearance sale, with great deals on many of its titles, including a package price for Beneath the Neon and My Week at the Blue Angel. Check out all the deals here:
Posted: 4/6/2012 at 10:17:00 AM | Updated: 4/6/2012 at 10:18:00 AM | Add Comments | More Options
Documentary film project
French filmmaker Florent Tillon is aiming the lens at Las Vegas this summer. If you want to learn more about his project, and perhaps donate to it, visit http://www.touscoprod.com/project/produce?id=173.
Posted: 3/26/2012 at 1:44:00 PM | Updated: 3/26/2012 at 1:46:00 PM | Add Comments | More Options
GSU Magazine piece
I attended Georgia State University from 1988 to í91 and again in í96, and GSU Magazine recently profiled me. Thanks to writer Marcus Key and editor William Inman for this piece!
Posted: 3/8/2012 at 12:32:00 PM | Updated: 3/8/2012 at 12:33:00 PM | Add Comments | More Options
Iím trying to kick up some work for the spring and summer (until I, hopefully, start grad school in the fall). If you know of any freelance writing, editing or media consulting work, please let me know. Thanks!
Posted: 3/5/2012 at 2:11:00 PM | Updated: 3/5/2012 at 2:19:00 PM | Add Comments | More Options
A French-language review
My books are apparently about to be published in French or, perhaps, already have been. And this reviewer seems (itís in French) to like the translations.
This is the first Iíve seen of the book covers, which are different from the English-language covers. Less warm, but perhaps more artistic. Still trying to decide if I like them.
As you can probably sense, my experience with the French publisher has been strange. More on this later, Iím sure.
Posted: 3/3/2012 at 9:43:00 PM | Updated: 3/3/2012 at 9:44:00 PM | Add Comments | More Options
The Browser interview
The literary website the Browser asked me to pick my five favorite Las Vegas books, focusing mostly on nonfiction titles. Here are my choices:
Posted: 1/18/2012 at 11:08:00 AM | Updated: 1/18/2012 at 11:08:00 AM | Add Comments | More Options
Grad school update
So, I applied to six MFA creative writing programs: Iowa, Texas, UC Irvine, UNLV, Washington and Arizona. In the spring, Iíll know where I got in and what funding is available, and Iíll go from there. Very excited about the prospects!
Iíll keep you updated, of course.
Posted: 1/11/2012 at 2:12:00 PM | Updated: 1/11/2012 at 2:13:00 PM | Add Comments | More Options
Fade Sag Crumble makes top-10 list
A month after The Guardian included Fade Sag Crumble on its Ten of the Best Books Set in Las Vegas list, Chuck Twardy of the Las Vegas Weekly named it one of the top-ten books of 2011. Yeah, itís number 10, but still Ö
Posted: 1/1/2012 at 2:14:00 PM | Updated: 1/1/2012 at 2:17:00 PM | Add Comments | More Options
Quick Christmas follow-up
Spent a few hours in the underground flood channels on Christmas Day, giving out bottled water, clothes, gift cards, toiletries and other items, with the help of a former tunnel resident. The people we encountered were, as usual, polite and appreciative. Thanks to Ted at Lynnís World consignment store, my sister Cathy, my friends David and Molly and my Facebook friend Karine Projean for their generous donations!
Posted: 12/27/2011 at 12:32:00 PM | Updated: 12/27/2011 at 12:33:00 PM | Add Comments | More Options
Christmas in the tunnels
Iím going to be in Vegas for the holidays and am planning a Christmas Day trip into the underground flood channels. Want to give out knit caps, socks, books, flashlights, AA and AAA batteries, blankets, canned goods, gift cards (Target, McDonaldís, Walmart), etc. If youíd like to contribute new or gently used items, please let me know.
Thanks and happy holidays!
Posted: 12/19/2011 at 1:18:00 PM | Updated: 12/19/2011 at 1:19:00 PM | Add Comments | More Options
Free shipping and no taxes!
If youíd like a copy of my books Beneath the Neon or My Week at the Blue Angel (www.beneaththeneon.com) or Fade Sag Crumble (www.fadesagcrumble.com), a new collection I contributed to, for yourself or to give as a gift, message me or send me an e-mail. I can sign or personalize the books and ship them for the list price: $20 for Beneath the Neon and $15 for My Week at the Blue Angel and Fade Sag Crumble.
Posted: 12/5/2011 at 10:55:00 AM | Updated: 12/5/2011 at 10:57:00 AM | Add Comments | More Options
I was on KNPR this morning, with attorney/writer Dayvid Figler and CityLife Editor Scott Dickensheets, talking about the 40th anniversary of Hunter S. Thompsonís Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Posted: 12/1/2011 at 9:30:00 PM | Updated: 12/1/2011 at 9:31:00 PM | Add Comments | More Options
HPís holiday catalog
My publisherís 2011 holiday catalog:
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Fade Sag Crumble in The Guardian
Malcolm Burgess, writing for The Guardian, included Fade Sag Crumble in his Ten of the Best Books Set in Las Vegas list. True, he left out some worthy titles (e.g., How I Got Cultured and Lay the Favorite). And I disagree with some of his selections (The Desert Rose and The Cold Six Thousand). But itís a nice acknowledgement, nonetheless, for the collection.
Posted: 11/21/2011 at 11:47:00 AM | Updated: 11/21/2011 at 11:48:00 AM | Add Comments | More Options
Fade Sag Crumble book info
More info on the book I contributed to, Fade Sag Crumble: Ten Las Vegas Writers Confront Decay.
Posted: 10/30/2011 at 1:01:00 PM | Updated: 10/30/2011 at 1:02:00 PM | Add Comments | More Options