Another author roundtable chat online, Jan. 27, 7 pm US central time. Please spread the word.
This month’s author chat is with Michael Tusa on his historical novel, “And Trouble Followed” (4.6 stars in 54 Amazon ratings). If you haven’t read the book, no problem, just bring your curiosity. Michael is happy to discuss.
If you want to read about or buy the book, link here.
To join the free book club for prompts per monthly author chats, link here.
Make sure to get your bookish friends to join the Facebook group for the prompts. It’s free, it’s easy, no spam. Great author chats coming up in the next couple months include Chris Thomas King in February (The Blues: The Authentic Narrative of My Music and Culture) and Elizabeth Brina in March (Speak, Okinawa).
Goodbye, Maggie (shortlisted for the Faulkner-Wisdom Prize) is FREE today on Amazon (Kindle).
Click the cover below to link through. (Read some excerpts below.)
Get your copy while it’s free. Or if you have a copy, gift a copy or two to friends. Just tell them to be polite and write a brief and honest Amazon review in return for the freebie 🙂
Phil’s life becomes a fiasco of misdirection when his charismatic brother, Magnus, shows up with the news that he has murdered someone and asks for sanctuary. Magnus then disappears – with Phil’s girlfriend, Hermia – and Phil lands on an uneasy road trip through small town Louisiana with Gus, another rival for Hermia’s attention. Phil and Gus, white and black, find racism, madness, and unlikely friendships as they roll through the bayous and into New Orleans.
My short novella, Love’s Ragged Claws, is featured and discounted for instant Kindle download this week (99c on Amazon US, still cheap on Amazon internatl 🙂 ) Warnings:  one character has a filthy mouth, though I think she’s still lovable 🙂 ;  it is neither pro- nor anti-Catholic but definitely not the orthodox Catholic story some early readers presumed after reading the description below.
A stop at the confessional becomes a life story. Fifty years, three sins of the flesh, all of them unique, touching, funny, and remarkably real. From their hippie lives in the 1970s to their old age today, the characters pull out the little epiphanies that would become reference points of meaning for the rest of their lives. Adult language.
Friends, lovers, vagabond spirits!
Below is last week’s interview for Love’s Ragged Claws and my other novels on Eartheart Radio (Oregon Community Radio). Derek, Eartheart host and a good brother to all, has interviewed all manner of characters from Wavy Gravy and Squeaky Fromme to Bhagavan Das (Baba Ram Dass’s first guide in India, as chronicled in Be Here Now). You might want to follow Derek’s weekly Eartheart shows on KSKQ Oregon. Or at least show some love in clicks and comments below the YouTube post of the program.
For what it’s worth, I was paired for my segment with one of the principal deities in the Hindu pantheon, Lord Brahma.