The launch for THE MARIJUANA CHRONICLES is just around the corner. (Why does that sound like you’re meeting your dealer?) How about… The launch is in the bag? Or… The launch will be a mellow affair. OK, I’ll stop. But come. Details are in the link but to recap: What: Marijuana Chronicles Launch Party When: June 25th, 7pm Where: St. Mark’s Bookshop, 31 Third Ave. (East Village) Many of the contributors will be there. Come meet Lee Child, Linda Yablonsky, Amanda Stern, me, and several others. Bring your friends, your family, your pot-smoking uncle and stoned nephew. Get a book signed by all of us then go down the block and get a tattoo, or just hang out (the store is open till midnight). With THE MARIJUANA CHRONICLES tucked under your arm your cool quotient has just gone up so who knows who you might meet. No question it’s going to an interesting night. http://www.akashicbooks.com/events/the-marijuana-chronicles-st-marks-bookshop-new-york-ny/ … Read more
I’m back. Not that I was ever away, not from my life that is. (Though I sometimes dream of escaping, buying some secluded island like Marlon Brando did, but would I have to ruin my career and gain 200 pounds? First, I’d have to get a career like Brando’s, then make enough money to buy an island, two things that are highly unlikely, so… never mind.). What I meant was that I was away from my website, but now that it’s been rebuilt I’m going to stay current and I hope you’ll follow me. I’ll be updating my activities as a writer and artist, things I believe you will find interesting as opposed to what I’m having for breakfast or my afternoon snack (though you can ask if you really want to know). So, this past year, where to start? Maybe with the books I recently put together. The first, for Akashic Books, “The Marijuana … Read more
I was honored when Joyce Carol Oates invited me to contribute a story for this collection of noir tales. The first thing she asked was, “Do you have a connection to New Jersey?” and I do. For one, I am married to a Jersey girl. And two, after graduate school I rented a studio in Hoboken (Frank Sinatra’s home town) and lived there for many years. That studio plays a part in the story that I wrote for this anthology, “Lola,” which is one of my favorite stories.