Today is the “official” release date of my fifth book, “Mishmash.” I know you all are pretty damn excited about this as I am, but I’m still on my first cup of coffee, so let’s keep that excitement to a minimum—OK?
What we have here is a 232 page book and 60 stories. Some are fiction, some are real and some are a little bit of both. Some are long and some are short. Some you’ve read in CityBeat or other publications and some you haven’t read at all. This’s why I’m calling the book “Mishmash.”
The stories in this collection were written between the years 2009 and 2014. A friend of mine told me it’s a little bit like emptying a filing cabinet and maybe that’s true, but it wouldn’t normally take a person two plus years to do that. I really tried to tie these stories together in a way that makes sense.
The deal I have with Amazon is they have exclusive rights to the book for eight weeks. Then, it will be available everywhere else—so if you’re thinking you can just pick it up at the library, you’ll have to wait for a couple months.
I’ll be doing at least one book signing sometime this spring or summer. A lot of the stories in “Mishmash” take place where I live—Covington, Kentucky—so I’m thinking it would make sense to do it there. Maybe down at the corner of happy and healthy (Walgreens/Covington)? I hope I’m kidding.
I always feel funny about shameless self-promotion but you do what you have to do. I don’t think I ever beat anybody over the head with it. Having said that, you can click here to order my book.
I’ll be back here on the blog Wednesday—April Fools’ Day. It will be early in the morning and just like today; I’ll still be drinking my first cup of coffee. Excitement, once again, and fooling around will be kept at a minimum.
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