Friday, September 28, 2018

another essay

As I mentioned, Good Deed Rain is
also working on publishing a book
of essays. Here's another essay that
will appear in that book:

Monday, September 24, 2018


"There's something going on in this country
and I can best relate it in fable: the parable of
the rabbits, a child's bedtime story, and the
diary of our trip to Ohio."


This is the cover spread for the
NEW Good Deed Rain book, FABLE.
Featuring the amazing cover paintings
by Good Deed Rain artist, Laura Vasyutynska.
She also did artwork for DIFFERENT PLANET,
When I saw these political paintings she made
last year, I had to write a book for them.
This is that book.
Publishing date is set for this October 10.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

essay book

Hello again. Just wanted to let you know
that I am also compiling a book of
interesting essays.

This is a link to one of those.

Friday, September 21, 2018

2 new Good Deed Rain books for Fall

A new Good Deed Rain book is due in October.
More on that soon. Also, another really wild
new novel featuring gorilla suits, Tom Robbins,
Crash Corrigan, Bob Hope, B-movies, pirate radio,
a paper Brooklyn Bridge, office drudgery and
Pretty Boy Floyd...Good Deed Rain artist
Aaron Gunderson is returning with more
amazing art for it. This photo is a further hint
as to what's in store. Stay tuned!

Friday, September 14, 2018

movie time

A double feature:
The Falcon Takes Over (1942)
Charlie Chan The Golden Eye (1948)

The first film is based on a Raymond Chandler
story "Farewell My Lovely." It also reminds me
of Richard Brautigan's Dreaming of Babylon.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Cronco and Marconi celebrate

An exclusive picture of our heroes
from The Robotic Age, Cronco and
Marconi, celebrating the publication
out on the town. Thanks Aaron, good
to see our friends again.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Kennedy review

Thank you to Larry Smith for this review of new book Kennedy:

Allen Frost’s new novel Kennedy, moves us 20 years ahead 
from his previous Roosevelt into the week around the Cuban 
Missile Crisis in October 1962. “Vintage” best describes this 
intimate tale of a young boy and his relationships with life in 
Bellingham, Washington, with girls, and with his much-loved 
grandparents. As in all of Frost’s work, the poet emerges in 
the details and in the swing of the prose, capturing youthful 
sensitivity and the emotions around love and loss.
The highway coming through his town forebodes disruption 
and change. “The machinery was already at work on the 
highway. It made a low rumble and clank like the engine 
room of a ferryboat.” His metaphors are little treasures found 
along the trail of this book’s details and plot. When he allows 
his mind to focus on a young classmate, “The yellow pencil 
drifted off course from words about the Colony and before 
he knew it, it had written Caroline. Her name had appeared 
so out of the blue it looked like someone had planted a 
flower in all those rows of lead colored words.”  
When his grandmother faces a great loss, he finds her 
changed, “She seemed to float out; he felt like he was 
holding onto a paper version of his grandmother. She 
could have been folded origami. If the breeze was any 
stronger, she might be swept into the sky.” These 
marvelous lines are woven around a simple plot that 
includes the words of then President John F. Kennedy 
whose courage and character balance out the losses 
then, as it still does today.
Thanks to Fred Sodt for his classic illustrations. 
Kennedy is woven in history and perspective 
and is a book for all time.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

new books coming

I'm finishing up editing new book inspired
by travels to Ohio this summer. Also 8 other
books on the horizon. Stay tuned...