Thanks once again to Farley’s Books of New Hope, Pennsylvania, for hosting me last weekend! It was a beautiful day, so I got to sit in front of the store and meet a lot of friendly passers by — some of whom even bought my books! Anyone familiar with Farley’s knows that it’s a mainstay in New Hope and a favorite among book lovers. If you’re ever traveling through Bucks County, definitely stop in and browse — and ask for a copy of The Grievers!
I always find out about these things long after they’ve stopped being news, but I’m told that today is International Short Story Day. To celebrate, here are a few links to short story sources you might enjoy:
- Fiction by D. Thomas Minton Great short stories by a sci-fi writer I’ve quickly grown to admire!
- Philadelphia Stories I used to be on their fiction board. Now I just read the magazine for fun. Great stuff.
- Wild River Review They published my short story, “Slow.” How could I not link to them?
- Tinge Published by one of my alma maters, Temple University. Always something interesting here.
- Slab I wish I knew more about this journal. They published my short story “Mr. Schnell Feels Red.”
- Tenth of December A wonderful short story by George Saunders.
Big thanks to Dan Cafaro of Atticus Books for an inventive interview with two of the most colorful characters from The Grievers, Charley Schwartz and Greg Packer! I’m a huge fan of the titles that Atticus has produced, especially The Snow Whale, The Great Lenore, and Fight for Your Long Day. I was also blown away by their latest title, Kino by Jurgen Fauth, so it was especially flattering when Dan offered to interview me on his press’s book blog. Needless to say, I’m also struck by his generosity and the generosity of the small press scene in general. After all, how many big publishers offer to help with promoting titles by “the competition”? Then again, it isn’t competition when good people like Dan remind us that we’re all in it together–writing, reading, making art, and changing the world a little bit at a time!