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The Swarming Stage Now Available as an E-Book!!!

The Swarming Stage is different—a dystopian science fiction novel that is also a deeply engaging crime novel, and a love story as well.  Where did it all come from?  I’m posting set of notes about the novel today that goes some way towards telling the…

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Two New Jack Kilgore Novels Now Available in e-Books!!

I am pleased to announce that two new Jack Kilgore novels are now available as e-books exclusively on Kindle Select.  After finishing five major crime novels between the years 1995-2006, I took a break from full-time writing to travel and develop ideas for a new…

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Five Major Crime Novels Now Available as e-Books!!!

I’m very pleased to announce the publication of what I call my “five major crime novels” as e-books.  During the period 1994-2005, I published these novels at St. Martin’s Press.  The books garnered widespread critical acclaim.  I was privileged to do readings in New York City and at…

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Charles Bowden

I got the lousy news on NPR that Charles Bowden died in his sleep on August 30, 2014.  I loved his books.  I loved in particular Blue Desert, the first book of his I read.  I liked hearing that he was rambling alone on foot…

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Franz Kafka: The Thing about Books

  A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.   Franz Kafka   You know, I’ve often wondered whether Kafka meant the books he read or the books he wrote.  For most of us it is the books we read.  But for…

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Creative Writing Workshop (1): Getting Started

  Perhaps, in tune with Henry Miller’s intuition that he was an artist long before he became one, some of us are readers and writers long before we become so. It is, thus, this notion of springing into existence, of “getting started” on the way…

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The Great Leader by Jim Harrison

Harrison, Jim.  The Great Leader, Grove Press, New York, 2011 (329pp.$24) Though he’d forgive us saying it, and probably emit a chuckle, the great novelist Jim Harrison is a tad bit daffy.  Maybe he always was, or maybe Americans ociety and culture, now gone entirely…

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Mitch Roberts Series Now Available In E-Books!!!

The Mitch Roberts series—featuring private detective Mitch Roberts of course, ran through ten volumes stretching from the early 1980’s through 2004, with the final entry, Samedi’s Knapsack. The Roberts series was originally set in Wichita, Kansas.  Later titles saw Roberts adventuring in London, Amsterdam, Reno, and…

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Songs of Unreason by Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison.  Songs of Unreason, Copper Canyon Press (143pp. $22)  My friend Arlice Davenport is the book editor of the Wichita Eagle.  He’s a perceptive traveler, philosopher and poetry lover.  He wrote this appreciative review of Jim Harrison’s latest volume of poetry.  I know he…

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Brown Dog by Jim Harrison

Harrison, Jim.  Brown Dog, Grove Press, New York, 2014 (525pp. $27) Few American writers—Mark Twain comes to mind, the early Hemingway of the “Nick Adams Stories”, or in short bursts, Henry Miller, leave so much of their own blood and sinew on the written page…

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