Watch me read Shotglass Memories with all my flaws

For some of you this will be the first time hearing my voice and for that I’m not apologizing. I’m reading at Noir at the Bar NYC in just over a week’s time and it’s the first time reading my work in front of a crowd. Let alone a crowd of writers. So I thought it’d be a fun idea to record myself reading Shotglass Memories then post it, flaws and all. The below is an unedited video of me reading. I stumble. I’ve got dry mouth. My heart raced in the beginning. I went over. Normal. It’s supposed to have flaws.

The best way to break any kind of anxiety or hesitation is to get out ahead of it. Use it as a learning tool. Continue reading

UPDATED: Noir at the Bar NYC

Noir at the Bar

I’ll be reading from Shotglass Memories at Noir at the Bar NYC, unless a weather event makes travel impossible.

WHERE: SHADE, 241 Sullivan St. New York, New York
WHEN: Sunday March 8, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

UPDATE: I’ll be reading last just before 8 p.m. but still get there early for a space and to hear the others reads

Bookmarks SquareOne signed copy of the book will be entered into the raffle.

If you’re going, buy a print book in advance and I’ll sign it. I’ll only have a few copies on hand to sell. Bring cash.

I’ll also have a very limited edition Shotglass Memories bookmark for FREE.

If you’re not going you can still buy the book in print or on Kindle.

Sometimes you change a title: Art Reveal

I’ve had the title War Ghosts for a long time now. It was something I came up with while writing Shotglass Memories, because of what happens in the story. It’s representative of an event or series of events and a general statement. I still love the title. But sometimes another one comes along, for one reason or another, and a title change is in order. So I do what I do as a graphic designer and create some art to go with it. Continue reading