Sunday, June 26, 2011

Search and Replace


This is a book trailer I made using Notepad's Search and Replace function. This just proves that you don't need a big budget to make a book trailer. All you need is a word processor, lots of spare time, and the heart of a lion.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Poets & Writers 2011 First Fiction Roundup

I am interviewed by Hannah Tinti in the new issue of Poets & Writers. P&W has selected The Great Frustration for their 2011 First Fiction Roundup, highlighting the best debut fiction of the summer. You can read an excerpt from TGF on their site here. Make sure to check out the excerpts from the other great writers on the list as well: William Giraldi, Eleanor Henderson, Daniel Orozco, and Vanessa Veselka.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Upcoming Events

In an attempt to prove once and for all that I can read out loud, I have agreed to do several readings in the Brooklyn/Manhattan bi-borough area. Many of these events are still taking shape, so I will update this list with more information as things develop. I will also add whole new events as The Great Frustration continues to win over hearts and minds.

Fiction Addiction
Date: June 28th, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: 2A
Attire: Festive
Event Status: Total Victory

Vol. 1 Brooklyn
Date: July 13th, 2011
Time: TBA
Location: Bookthugnation
Attire: Jean short casual
Other readers: Adam Novy, Christian TeBordo, and Katarina Hybenova
Event Status: Total Victory

Freerange Reading Series
Date: August 3rd, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Pianos
Attire: Female bullfighter
Other readers: Deb Olin Unferth, B.C. Edwards, Courtney Maum, Carmela Ciuraru
Event Status: Pyrrich Victory

The Urbanists: An Art Show

Date: August 19th, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Veronica People's Club
Attire: Champagne Helmets
Other Readers/Artists: Someone literally named 'Ammo', Ryan O'Connell, M.J. Corey, Grace Moon, A.K. Burns, Brooks Turner, Daniela Dusak, Dana Givens
Event Status: Victory conceded to Ammo

Franklin Park Reading Series
Date: September 12th, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Franklin Park
Attire: Old-timey diving equipment
Other readers: Emma Straub, Tiphanie Yanique, Michael Showalter
Event Status: Total Victory

Brooklyn Book Festival
In and Out of Time: Reading/Q&A on going beyond non-linear narrative
Date: September 18th, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: St. Francis McCardle Hall
Attire: Dinosaur costume optional
Other readers: Diana Gabaldon, Samantha Hunt
Event Status: Total Victory

Brooklyn Book Festival
Short and Sweet (and Sour): Reading/Q&A
Date: September 18th, 2011
Time: 5:00PM
Location: St. Francis Volpe Library
Attire: Volpe bookish
Other readers: Amelia Gray, Clark Blaise
Event Status:  Total Victory

Word Bookstore
Date: October 2nd, 2011
Time: 7PM
Location: Word Bookstore
Attire: Circus wedding
Other readers: Charles Yu
Event Status: Total Victory

Happy Endings Reading Series
Date: October 5th, 2011
Time: 7PM
Location: Joe's Pub
Attire: Short robe formal
Other readers: Paul La Farge, Jesse Ball
Event Status: Total Victory

Dangit I'm Thirsty! Music & Reading Series: Scary Story Night
Date: October 25th, 2011
Location: 113 North 7th Street (Brooklyn)
Attire: Starter Jacket Formal
Other Readers: Chloe Caldwell
Event Status: Total Victory

Winter Wheat
Date: November 12th, 2011
Time: TBA
Location: Bowling Green State University (Go Falcons!)
Attire: Spiderman casual
Other readers: Kevin Wilson