Okay, okay, so you want the last book, eh? Well, I'm writing it, just veeeeerrrrryyyy slowly. BTW, the fact that the word very makes an appearance here is pretty remarkable because that word irks me. I'm about halfway through the draft of the final Musketeer book, but in the interim, I've been busy with my Literary Circus crew. We performed an awesome show at the Asheville Fringe Festival in January 2018. It was so great, we're trying to take it elsewhere. But, have no fear, we are planning an appearance at ZineFest this June.
Me and my writer gal pals will perform underwhelming feats of literary circustry at the 5-Points Neighborhood Block Party on Saturday, Sept. 23. Please join us for very bad hula hooping, cat impersonations, and general mayhem. Plus, prepare for some really fine writing and reading of said writing. We actually can be entertaining. It's free! Follow us on Facebook @LiteraryCircus.
Happy New Year! God save us! So, what does an artist do in the face of an increasingly strange world? Fringe, of course! Join me and my gal-pal writers (in photo from left to right) Randi Janelle, Alli Marshall and Nina Hart at this month's Asheville Fringe Festival. We're bringing the circus to town, the Literary Circus, that is. Read all about it! Monkeys, elephants, and maybe frontal nudity! You won't know unless you go! Thanks to Adam McMillan @amphotoavl for the great group shot, to The Odditorium for our backdrop, to Downtown Books and News for hosting our event, and to Malaprop's Bookstore for just being an indie. Also, FringeFest organizers are the bomb!
The amazing Tracey Schmidt invited me to participate in a special day this summer at Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville. We wrote poems for customers on the spot during Poetry by Request day. It was so much fun to talk to book lovers in the store and write short, off-the-cuff personalized poems. Good practice. Maybe a few lines will be remembered by the folks who sat with us. Thanks, Tracey, for the invitation! Happy Summer, everyone.
One of the best decisions any writer can make is to attend a conference. I recommend the Willamette Writers Conference held each August in Portland. There, writers meet good writers, editors, movie producers, agents, and plenty of up-and-comers. You'll leave with a greater sense of purpose and excitement about your work because the caliber of talent and information at Portland's premier writing conference is excellent. If you're a writer, I hope you build a fire under you this summer. Here's a short piece about my experience as a WW conference volunteer.
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