Monday, May 20, 2019

Richard Is Gone

Getting close to publishing my 34th book.
Here's another excerpt from that:




Richard Is Gone


Richard is gone today, or so he says, off by


bus. The Greyhound will make eleven stops,


36 hours on the road before he gets out onto


that pebbled cement in that California air. It’s


different there. The sunlight is like a sort of


golden paint and through all the traffic you can


still smell the eucalyptus and the flowers and


maybe even see orange and avocado trees. I sit


here and think of it, and I can feel it. That’s the


power of the dream calling me.

Friday, May 10, 2019

New Contents

This is the first Contents page for the next book,
to be published in June. This is a book about
sunshine.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Book 34 on the way...

Getting ready to publish Book #34.
It's going to be a beauty, stay tuned!



Thursday, May 2, 2019

movie time

Our son is getting to be a real movie fan
(especially the Classics: Kurosawa, Fellini,
up to Wenders and current Korean films).
Reminds me of old high school days going
to the Neptune every week. But he's had to
call me out twice recently over my movies:


1) The Good Humor Man (1950) when the star
Biff Jones stomps around the house in drag,
half covered in chimney soot, half covered in
flour.
2) Laurel & Hardy A Haunting We Will Go (1942).
Ollie in outlandish Arabian Nights costume is
calling for Stan when a big egg rolls onto stage.
As the egg cracks open, there's Stanley two feet tall.






Friday, April 26, 2019

The Sea Monster



Another look at the next book for Good Deed Rain. Stay tuned for more...


THE SEA MONSTER
It came all the way from Delaware. It's so tired that first morning it leans on the pier.



Friday, April 19, 2019

new book on the way...

This is a preview of the new Good Deed Rain book
I'm working on. Here's a story called "No Pelicans"
and a sneak look at the cover artwork by Hanah Lee.




 No Pelicans
“Sorry,” the tour guide told everyone. “There aren’t any pelicans today.” They were all inside the beach house, watching TV. Probably a leisurely breakfast too. I should have crossed the sand to look in the window. But we promised we wouldn’t bother the stars.






Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Robert Huff birthday



Today is Robert Huff's birthday. Photo courtesy of Ursula McCabe.