I mentioned this was coming, but now it’s here: THE CLEVELAND NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDEBOOK from Belt Publishing, which has a bit in it by me called “Agony in the Garden.” I got a kick from reading it out of my contributor’s copy. I have to say, these are really nice books!
If you’re in the 216, you have several options for getting yours: The folks at Belt will have a booth at the Cleveland Flea on June 11 and will be holding a launch party at the Market Garden Brewery on June 22. (Alas, the dayjob prevents me from making the trip from NY.) I’m also told the books should be available now at Mac’s Backs, Loganberry Books, CLE Clothing, Cosmic Bobbins, and Native Cleveland.
If you’re not, or are just anxious to get your hands on “The Least Practical, Most Literary Guide to Cleveland,” get yours now!
BOSKONE 53. In case you missed it, I’ll be in Boston this weekend, doing the panel/reading/drinking thing. I won’t be hard to find, so come say hi!
COMING SOON. A short essay of mine will appear in THE CLEVELAND NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDEBOOK by Belt Publishing, which drops in May. It aims to be “… the most useful, least authorized resource for Clevelanders, Cleveland ex-pats, visitors, and potential new residents.” And to that end, I plugged a small corner of my former patch of Greater Cleveland.
I’m a few days late (busy as hell), but here’s my latest Retro Nerd column for Functional Nerds, in which I write about a disturbing epiphany about two of my favorite childhood TV shows.
Check out, “Knights in Shining Leather.”
Today, I d/b/a “The Retro Nerd” for the crew at Functional Nerds.
Check out “Repurposing Nostalgia!”
Galen, from the Inkpunks crew, invited me to do a guest post for them. I did a little Sally Fields “You like me! You really like me!!” dance in my head. Little did she know how hard I was banging said head into my desk trying to come up with a worthy post, before she mentioned, “Oh yeah, a bunch of folks are doing posts about workshops.” The big ones. The ones all of us genre writers want to go to–Clarion, Odyssey, Viable Paradise, Uncle Orson’s, &c. The ones that a lot of us can’t take six weeks away from life to attend.
At least, not directly…
Check out “Autodidactic Asphyxiation” at the Inkpunks blog.
Lit Shuffle: “Heartland” by Karen Joy Fowler
Posted a couple days late, but hey…the bit itself was over a week late :(.