Alice and Her Grand Bell

Alice and Her Grand Bell

Friday, April 10, 2015

Free AWP



Attended a free, off-site AWP (writers' schmooze-fest currently in town) reading put on by the Black Earth Institute (their About Place Journal published my No Happier State excerpt, "Sculps") and hosted by my friend Ethna McKiernan. If that wasn't enough, Linda Hogan was one of the readers. Years ago I was drawn to a poem called "The Hands" that I'd read on the bus. Literally. It was up there among the adverts for free clinics and fake business colleges. I went out and purchased her book, Savings, and--until last night--it was the only book of poetry I owned not written by someone I actually knew. A wonderful and interesting evening.

Just wish I was better at schmoozin'... 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Paperback & Kindle

NO HAPPIER STATE (Americana #2) is now available in paperback, as well as Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UJW5FOA


While the menfolk carve Mount Rushmore above, Pêche Appleton sells her own tiny sculptures to the Depression-era onlookers below. Some find them offensive, particularly Taft-Stuck-in-a-Bathtub, the Cancan-Dancing-Presidents, and the whole Jefferson-and-the-Slave-Girl series. Pêche is married to Ernie, star shortstop for the town team, and NO HAPPIER STATE is their story of love, small town scandal and national political outrage.

Their love is at first sight when they're twelve. The scandal revolves around the baby. The outrage involves their friends: Steinke, a German-born Jew, sent to an internment camp because the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and Bad Glove Hand, a Lakota Sioux, heads for Hollywood only to be blacklisted as a Communist—but not before implicating actor Ronald Reagan in the same plot.

Despite their own personal burdens—and the Depression and a World War—love and friendship prevail in NO HAPPIER STATE (Americana #2).

Thursday, March 12, 2015

On pre-order

My second novel, NO HAPPIER STATE, is now on pre-order here, with a release date set for March 18. The paperback will also go on sale on that date. It goes like this:




While the menfolk carve Mount Rushmore above, Pêche Appleton sells her own tiny sculptures to the Depression-era onlookers below. Some find them offensive, particularly Taft-Stuck-in-a-Bathtub, the Cancan-Dancing-Presidents, and the whole Jefferson-and-the-Slave-Girl series. Pêche is married to Ernie, star shortstop for the town team, and NO HAPPIER STATE is their story of love, small town scandal and national political outrage.

Their love is at first sight when they're twelve. The scandal revolves around the baby. The outrage involves their friends: Steinke, a German-born Jew, sent to an internment camp because the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and Bad Glove Hand, a Lakota Sioux, heads for Hollywood only to be blacklisted as a Communist—but not before implicating actor Ronald Reagan in the same plot.

Despite their own personal burdens—and the Depression and a World War—love and friendship prevail in NO HAPPIER STATE (Americana #2).

Also, ALICE AND HER GRAND BELL (Kindle version) is FREE March 12 & 13. Plus, we just received a new Amazon review!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

On sale for $0.00

With sales hovering somewhere between lackluster and dismal, it's time for a promotion. FEBRUARY 20 & 21, ALICE AND HER GRAND BELL (Kindle version) will be FREE on Amazon

Yours for the taking!

Monday, January 12, 2015

On Apple & B&N






Now available!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

On Amazon

Amazon link to ALICE AND HER GRAND BELL:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S1XGH0U  


Friday, January 9, 2015

Published


I just hit 'publish' on my first novel, ALICE AND HER GRAND BELL. The wonderful cover pictured was created by my sister, Susan Tinkham. More later...