Thursday, January 28, 2021
A rocket car roared by close, a hot wind and reek of kerosene, and Howard held on tightly to the pitching cardboard sail. It almost got away from him, it was like hauling in a fishing net. When he could rest it back on its wheels, there was no sign of Dorothy, she had vanished with the breeze.
Posted by allen frost at 10:08 AM
Friday, January 22, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021
In 1965, Roger Price published his own magazine, Grump, subtitled “For people who are against all the DUMB THINGS going on.” It was a tabloid on thick paper, 16 pages in two colors, with no advertising. Price contributed his own material, like an article on pet clams. There were many short articles and cartoons, mostly more satirical than Price, mostly from a decidedly Greenwich Village perspective. http://ullagegroup.com/2016/08/24/memorable-magazines-6-grump/
Posted by allen frost at 8:09 AM
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
THE PUTTERING MARVEL also includes an Afterword. This is something I admired in Stephen King's short story collections, where he spoke about the inspirations and making of each story. So here's the first page spread of my Afterword. Hope you've enjoyed these teasers and hope it interests you in uncovering all of this new Good Deed Rain book. Thanks for reading!
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
The start of the 9th story in THE PUTTERING MARVEL. (This story takes place in a ghastly Seattle apartment I once lived in. There oughta be a plaque on the sidewalk! This story also commemorates my memory of watching The Lost Continent on the little black and white TV they had in the kitchen).
Posted by allen frost at 8:58 AM
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Friday, January 8, 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Today is the official publication day for new collection of short stories, THE PUTTERING MARVEL. I just got a box of them in the mail and they look marvelous. Here's the page spread from the title story. This story takes place in my grandparents' house in Maine.
Posted by allen frost at 10:46 AM
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Larry Smith wrote a great Amazon review of RIVER ROAD: "This is a quiet gem and a blend of fiction, poetry, and line drawing. Allen Frost has been sharing his vision through his poetry, fiction, and line drawings for a couple decades now. And this book, like the others goes back in time to recreate the questions and wonder of youth, here a paperboy finding his way and self through the world close around him. Frost's drawings are as delightful as his prose." Thanks Larry!
Posted by allen frost at 5:14 PM
I've been very inspired by this recent article in The New Yorker magazine about the Italian writer, Gianni Rodari: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/12/14/the-italian-genius-who-mixed-marxism-and-childrens-literature
Posted by allen frost at 11:56 AM
Happy New Year everyone! For 2021 Good Deed Rain has a new book published this week, THE PUTTERING MARVEL. It’s available to order from Amazon (or if you ever want signed copies of books let me know). Meanwhile, I’m halfway through writing a new film noir novel about witches. Also, took some notes for the next novel I’m looking forward to writing. So stay tuned!
Posted by allen frost at 11:43 AM