Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Rain beaded on the dark kitchen window above the sink. Neptune was free to move about in human form, a very old man with a trident for a cane. He was calling me from a phonebooth on Pacific Street. In the background I could hear the car tires sizzling.
Posted by allen frost at 6:45 AM
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
In my dream last night I fell asleep at a crowded lecture on mountain climbing in the Himalayas. Still within the dream, I woke up in a dark, empty auditorium—no not quite empty, a custodian was pushing a cart into the room. I apologized and flustered. It’s interesting to know there are custodians behind the scenes in dreams. I know over the years I’ve created plenty of havoc for them with gorillas and great white sharks, crashing planes, floods, wars, and other mayhems. Fortunately, they’re ready every night for more.
Posted by allen frost at 9:27 AM
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Enjoying the new reupholstered Beatles Revolver recording, with all the wondrous outtakes! It was the perfect companion for editing the draft of my next novel. You’ll have to stay tuned for this one—it’s got some familiar Good Deed Rain characters, plus some new faces too, including a six foot rabbit and a cameo by James Stewart. Bet you didn't think we had the budget for that. And of course, Neptune. 2023 will be GDR’s year of the novel, with 3 ready to go and another in the works! So stay tuned!
Posted by allen frost at 12:07 PM
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Here's the front cover of the new Good Deed Rain book, to be published on this Thanksgiving. The title is: The WIRES and CIRCUITS of EARTH. 11 short stories, each one a fantastic other reality. I've been sharing some of the page spreads from it with you already. As mentioned in the book's introduction, it's the sort of paperback you'd find if you were in a 1962 train station and stopped at the newsstand for something to read on the journey to your next destination.
Posted by allen frost at 8:44 PM
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
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Thursday, October 27, 2022
Had a disappointing trip to the university bookstore. I was hoping to leave these 4 books for the Faculty/Staff shelf. The manager told me they are discontinuing that space. There doesn’t seem to be any home for my books—where are the interesting stores? Do I need to get a donkey cart and peddle them in another enlightened century? I couldn’t help but laugh a little, carrying the books back outdoors, I know these are great and there are so many more to share, and I know people will enjoy them one day.
Posted by allen frost at 11:10 AM
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
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Saturday, October 22, 2022
I'm working on getting the next book ready for publication, due Thanksgiving. This one will be an illustrated collection of short stories. Here's a sneak preview at a page spread for Chapter 9. This story came to me after I was walking downtown and saw a sign for a store that said they serve everyone ages 0-120.
Posted by allen frost at 11:47 AM
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Now that A Red Leaf Boat and Forest and Field are being published on Halloween, I’m busy with 4 more books on the way! I’m getting a new book of short stories ready for Thanksgiving. I’m also working on editing two new novels, and currently writing a third. Sneak preview: these novels feature Neptune, Mars and Paris, and a family of weasels. Who needs Paramount Pictures anymore when you’ve got these in your future!
Posted by allen frost at 6:13 PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Friday, October 7, 2022
This morning, walking the dog in the wood, I met an old woman and old man who were stopped where the path branched into two. They told me they weren't sure which way to go. I said, "Well, you know what the scarecrow said in the Wizard of Oz?" I figured they'd seen it when this town had big beautiful movie theatres with curtain screens. I swung one arm, "You could go that way..." then swung my other arm, "Of course that way is nice too." That's when their dog barked at me.
Thursday, October 6, 2022
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Monday, September 26, 2022
Good Deed Rain is publishing 2 books in October. This will be the second one, FOREST and FIELD, a collection of summer short stories. Beautiful cover painting by Laura Smith has made this an old fashioned 1950s children's classic. Publishing date is Halloween!
Posted by allen frost at 6:45 PM