At last I can reveal the full details! I have won the Atlanta Review 2019 International Poetry Contest for my poem “Suzie,” about a memorable (though awful) family pet, who was only one of the reasons other children were not allowed to visit our home. The poem will appear in the fall issue of that worthy magazine along with the work of 24 finalists. Many thanks to Editor Karen Head, Managing Editor JC Reilly, and especially judge Dan Vera, who picked my poem out of a lineup of more than 1300. Oh, yeah — there’s a $1000 prize as well. Here’s a link to the announcement:
My first poetry chapbook, One of These Things Is Not Like the Other, will be published by Finishing Line Press in March 2019. They have supplied me with a suggested cover mock-up, a little bit of which we share here.
In addition to the paperback and Kindle versions of my new humor collection It’s Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It’s Really Funny), there is now a signed limited hardcover edition as well! And when I say limited I mean limited — the first (and possibly only) printing is a mere 151 copies, of which only 129 remain available for sale. This edition has a dust jacket and also special end papers with witty extra artwork by cover artist Royce M. Becker at the front and back of the book. The price is $25 (plus $3.99 standard shipping) and they are available now through Amazon. These are sure to go fast, so if you want to give yourself or a loved one a very special gift for Christmas, do not delay!
Alternatively, if you don’t want to go through Amazon, or if you want the book not only signed but personally inscribed to you or someone else, just PayPal me $29 at firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions for how to sign it for you.
I will be appearing at the following venues to do readings, signings, or both on behalf of my recently published humor collection, It’s Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It’s Really Funny).
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My new humor collection, It’s Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It’s Really Funny), is now available for preorder at Amazon. Be first in line to get a copy when the book is officially released on November 1!
If you’re a cheapskate or a nerd who doesn’t like holding an actual physical book in your hands, you can also preorder the Kindle edition.