Join me at Lit Crawl L.A.!
Okay, y'all—have I got a fun night out for you! Pizza AND literature! I'm part of the Los Angeles Lit Crawl, an evening of literary readings in the Noho Arts District on Wed., October 26. I'm gonna be reading from my book at MOD Pizza in North Hollywood (5300 N. Larnkershim) with some real-io, trul-io terrifyingly talented bad hombres and nasty women, including David Ulin, Robert Roman, J. Ryan Stradal, Matthew Specktor, and Natashia Deón. My round starts at 9 pm, but you can do it! Take a disco nap and come on out! Would love to see some friendly faces!
Free books! Five Days Left!
What are you saying? Is it so, could it be, that... you don't have a copy of Still Life Las Vegas? Was it mislaid on the bus? Did a friend borrow the book and never return it? Has it been water-damaged from your copious tears? Was it been jacked from your home, along with the priceless Haring Print and your prize Pekinese? Never fear! Goodreads is offering seven first-edition, hardback copies of my book in a giveaway that ends September 26. Enter and you could be one of the lucky 7 who will get a signed copy from me. Don't delay, enter now!
Hey! For those of you who haven't gotten a copy of the book yet (or who need another?) here's a chance to win one! The contest ends September 26. https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/200515-still-life-las-vegas
Lambda Literary Reading Tuesday, May 24
I'm going to be with an illustrious group of Lambda Literary finalists, reading from our works, at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood. There may also be books sold, so fulfill all your new GLBT literature needs in one stop!
Still Life Nominated for a Lambda Literary Award
The 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards–or the “Lammys,” as they are affectionately known–kick off another record-breaking year with today’s announcement of the finalists. They were chosen from a record 933 submissions (up from 818 last year) from 321 publishers. - See more at lambdaliterary.org
Echo Park Reading Thursday October 15
I'll be reading an excerpt of Still Life Las Vegas at Stories Books & Café, 1716 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026 as part of "Homo-Centric," a monthly reading series at the Café. I'll be reading with poet Charles Jensen in an evening called "Still Life, Restive Writers." Starts at 7:30. Hope to see you there!
Two Chicago Dates!
I'm coming home to Chicago in a big way!
- Saturday, October 3rd, 7 PM: a reading/signing at The Book Cellar—4736 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, (773) 293-2665.
- Sunday, October 4th, 6:30: a wine and cheese reception, followed by a staged reading of a chapter of my book at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave, Chicago IL 60626, (773) 761-4477.
Read an excerpt at Literary Hub!
You can get a whole chapter of the book at the very cool literary website, Literary Hub.
An interview/review in New York City's Next Magazine: 'Still Life Las Vegas': Gay Love in Sin City August 7, 2015