Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I was thrilled to do an interview with the good people at Independent Ink Magazine. It was fun teasing out my thoughts about the changing publishing world and how my life as a writer began. 

Check out the magazine! It's amazing.

Expect Part V the first week in October. I'm a little behind since I started a new job this week (yes, I'm still teaching too), but I won't leave you hanging if you've been following along.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Next Frontier - Radio Time!

The radio interview happened!!! It will air on The Next Frontier on Thursday, September 16th, 2011 here: (WOMM-LP 105.9 FM) from 6-7PM EST.

Here's the radio program archive link:

I haven't listened to the show myself because I'll cringe about anything I didn't say in quite the right way. But you are free to listen at either link. My gratitude goes out to Anne Barbano, who was a generous and kind interviewer.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Last week's intermission sucked. Sorry about that. The good news is, I should be making up for it this week. We're currently in talks to reschedule the radio show, which I'd like to do in September while all Musical Chairs royalties are going to the National Runaway Switchboard.

I'll definitely post a link, and chances are that it will be soon. In the meantime, I found this last week and wanted to share -> 20 Greatest Memoirs - Mental Illness. Musical Chairs (#12) is the only small press book on that list. Furthermore, it is a list that was compiled for the benefit of its message rather than literary props (which, for this particular book, means more than anything).

Hmn, okay, back to business...

I may be a little late posting installment four because it just might be the last installment. I'm really writing this as I go, so we'll see. Why the hell did I ever decide to write this live?  This is as unpredictable for me as it is you, which makes it fun and nerve-wracking all at the same time. Either way, Part IV is coming at'cha before the 23rd (at the latest).

Friday, September 2, 2011


Interrupting my serial story with an, urm, story. Check out "Needy Kids" at Bluestem Magazine.

(Part II is in the works.)

Observations: Dublin Vacation

Dublin seemed the obvious destination. We would be close to various restaurants and tourist attractions. It would be easy to call a cab or...