I'm working on the next two books
to be published by GOOD DEED RAIN.
There will be a collection of five novels first
and then a big collection of short stories.
For that one, I've been finding gems in
my old magazine PIE IN THE SKY.
Here's the cover from #84 from 1994.
This is from Audrey: "The book arrived yesterday and I read it last night. What a charming story--full of magical realism. Also quite philosophical. Fred's illustrations are perfect for the time and characters. They bring me back to that era. I would have been 9 at that time and remember a lot of what he talked about--like blackout shades. Allen makes it clear he is very anti-war and it was brave of him to have Andrew escape the draft. I would have done that for Scott during the VietNam war. I think Shirley would like to read this."
Dezarie creates the most beautiful and soothing
roots music, the most soulful and inspirational
sounds. This is her new album LOVE IN YOUR
MEDITATION and I just keep listening to her
over and over again.
I just finished reading THE LIFE & POETRY
OF TED KOOSER,by Mary Stillwell. I'm a fan
of Mr. Kooser and enjoyed this description a lot:
"Kooser has filled his studio windows with
artificial flowers salvaged
from Lincoln thrift shops.
He has painted door and window casings with a
variety of flowers, hearts, leaves, and vines,
Pennsylvania Dutch designs.
‘When people ask me what I’m doing there,’
‘I tell them that I am The Artificial Florist.’”