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Tag: Liberace

Deep Fried Twinkies & Salted Caramel Gelato

And unlikely duo, those two desserts, but they sum up Las Vegas perfectly. Sungyoon Choi & Me: who’s the Gelato and who’s the Twinkie? On Monday, after a night in the sumptuous accommodations of the Venetian Hotel, Choi, her boyfriend Eric and I set off on the Grand Tour of Las Vegas. First stop: Old […]

December 12th, 2010Still Life Las Vegas

Still Browsing…

Things are proceeding on the book front, though it’s still in the “getting the book publisher-ready” stage. Got the first graphic novel section completed and delivered from Sungyoon Choi, and I think it looks marvelous. Heart-breaking, but marvelous. While we’re waiting for rest of the artwork to be completed, Agent J would like to see […]

December 3rd, 2010Still Life Las Vegas

Adventures in Publishing Part 2

Where the hell have I been? Sorry, sorry to be so out of action. I’ve been doing stuff, honest! And not just catching up on “The Walking Dead”and reorganizing my son’s school library (which, yes, I have undertaken, giving further credence to my uber-geek status— Step-stools! Langston Hughes Quotes! Magnetic Chalkboards! Bookmarks with Neil Gaiman […]

November 14th, 2010Still Life Las Vegas

Which Book Would You Pick Up?

All right, I’ve been working all day and this is what I’ve come up with. I’m looking for a revised title for my novel. Right now, it’s called this: (I’ve added a little graphic, just so you can imagine it on a shelf) Remember, I’m looking for something evocative, modern but fanciful/whimsical. The book is […]

October 19th, 2010Still Life Las Vegas

The Name Game

All right, now comes the hard part. One of the hard parts. Agent J would like me to consider changing the name of my novel, Liberace Under Venetian Skies. He feels it’s too… florid? and not indicative of what the book’s about, or it’s tone. This comment has come up a times with a few […]

October 19th, 2010Still Life Las Vegas


It started online. I found his profile, liked what I saw, sent him a note. He told me he wanted to see the whole thing. I obliged. Then, after a flurry of emails and one very probing phone call, he popped the question. Said he wanted to be exclusive. Oh, there were others, but I […]

October 17th, 2010Still Life Las Vegas

Warning! Contents of a Graphic Nature to Follow!

I’ve got something really exciting to share with y’all today: some graphic novel art, written by me and illustrated by the mongo talented artist Sungyoon Choi.  The novel I’ve written, Liberace Under Venetian Skies, is mostly in prose, but it also incorporates sections of graphic novel, handwritten marginalia and fragments of screenplay. I’m a big […]

September 11th, 2010Still Life Las Vegas

Adventures in Publishing, Part 1

As you may have heard, I’ve written a novel. It’s called Liberace Under Venetian Skies. Ta Da! It feels like I’ve been working on it almost as long as Flight 815 has been stranded on that island with the polar bears. The book’s been revised, scrutinized, analyzed, and truth be told, I’m crazy-cakes about how […]

May 24th, 2010Still Life Las Vegas