Monday, April 12, 2010

Strange Road

This is (or was) an exciting site that combined the ideals of Kerouac and Jim Morrison, among others and I was very happy to get my work published on this site. It has not been updated in a very long time and I fear it is now defunct/on indefinite hiatus. Strange Road published a number of my stories. Here are the links, of which I do not have the dates that they were published at this time:

February 2009-The Reason for Living

A Strange Enough Ending


Border Crossing

Thursday, April 8, 2010

6S Newsletter

I made the 6S Newsletter, thanks to editor Rob McEvily's generous publication of Kevin Michael's incredibly magnanimous critique of my work. You can click on pic to enlarge.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Bartelby Snopes

Bartelby Snopes published A Sure Thing, a horse racing story and Reflections in the Looking Glass, a story of a young girl in Mexico contemplating fate, a Gabriel Garcia Marquez-inspired story. A Sure Thing won the first ever Story of the Month at Bartleby Snopes, of which I was quite honored. It was also nominated for a 2008 storySouth Million Writers Award.

A Sure Thing, published July 2008.

Reflections in the Looking Glass, published in August 2008, I believe.

Writing Raw

Writing Raw is a very cool/edgy on-line literary review that is friendly to writers. The editors there are open to new writers and stories. Highly recommended. They were generous enough to publish three of my stories and do an interview with me that I will have to locate and add onto this blog.

The Out-Patient, published 6/30/09
Lament, published 7/15/2009
Tools of the Trade, published 8/10/09

Thursday, April 1, 2010

White Horse Tavern

Me outside my old haunt-writing and otherwise, 567 Hudson Street, the White Horse Tavern one winter night, 2008. I wrote many stories at those wooden tables seen here. I wrote a bulk of the story, Conversation at a Cafe' outside here one fall afternoon and came back the next day or so and finished it as the light faded from the trees and the buildings across the street. The photo is blurry but I like the colorful neon effect.

Rob McEvily, editor of Six Sentences met me there there for an interview. Here is a photo taken that night.

Below is the link for an interview with Rob at the White Horse Tavern on December 16, 2008. A great literary night.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Absent Willow Review Anthology

Absent Willow Review had an anthology come out on October 31, 2009 and featured my story, Reclamation. The editor is very writer-friendly and also asked me to help pick out some stories that I thought should be included in the anthology, which I thought was very generous of him.

Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes

Published August 1, 2009, this collection featured my poem 5 Dark Ravens as well as two poems by The Master of the Macabre, Adam J. Whitlatch, Esurient & Kismet.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Unheard Literary Magazine # 3

Published on August 20, 2009, Unheard featured Those That Remain & The Iceman Cometh.I also had the honor of being published along with Adam J. Whitlatch and Kevin Michaels, two very fine short story writers

Unheard Literary Magazine # 4

Published on December 8, 2009, Unheard Magazine featured my treatise on Key West and The Hemingway look-a-like contest, enitled The Running of the Bull, as well as my stories Madrid & Red Like Wine.

Unheard Literary Magazine # 2

Published on July 16, 2009, Unheard graciously featured Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, In Hell, A Brief Paradox & Payback. The editor there, Greg Moore, is very writer-friendly and publishes a top of the line literary magazine.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Is This Reality

Written at La Tazza Cafe' in Covina. A UK lit review, they serialised The Pandora Project in 3 issues. Have the first one here.

Faraway Literary Journal-Fall 2008

Written at La Tazza Cafe' in Covina, The Campaign Promise was published here. A great-looking review. Editor is excellent.

Pear Noir! Issue 1

Conversation at a Cafe' was published here in the debut issue of Pear Noir! Written at the White Horse Tavern on a pleasant Fall day. I was pleased to be in this debut issue.

Northern Haunts Anthology-December 10, 2008

Written at La Tazza Cafe' in Covina, Down The Cellar was published in this Anthology. It should be noted that one of the great horror writers of this time or any other, Adam J. Whitlatch, appears in this collection. Upon my insistence, he submitted his story, Graveyard Shift. The publisher really likes his work and since, Adam has appeared on radio and been mentioned on horror podcasts as well. He is an excellent writer and I highly recommend any horror fans to look his work up-you won't be disappointed-just scared.

Bottom of the World, Issue 1 (July 2008) & 2 (November 2008)

Out of the UK, this is a great literary review. Issue 1 contained End of Season written at the now defunct Balzac Cafe' in Azusa. Issue 2 contained Berlin Diary, 1962, written at La Tazza Cafe' in Covina.

6S Volume 1 (2008) & 2 (2009)

All written at La Tazza Cafe' in Covina. I'm very proud to be associated with the very fine 6 Sentences and its excellent and generous editor, Rob McEvily. Volume 1 contains Homeland Insecurity, On Longing and Her Leaving, A Homecoming, The Unraveling of Mr. Pimm, Adrift and Dateline:Baghdad. Volume 2 contains Masks and The Undefeated. Rob called me "...far and away 6S's most prolific writer".


Primarily written at the White Horse Tavern at 567 Hudson, Street, NYC. The White Horse was presented one of the first copies. Alpha Beat Press, publishers of Kerouac, Bukowski and many of the other Beat poets published a collection of my poems in 1998. I had heard of Alpha beat Press and sent a manuscript to Ana & Dave Christy and they accepted it. I'm very proud of this collection and hurriedly did the cover art for it, depicting a Muse.

Best Poems of 1998

The National Library of Poetry published Of Love and Leaving in their anthology. I later received a tape with many of the poems being read by celebrities. Mine was also picked and read aloud by Raquel Welch, I think.

A Treasury of Verse, 1997

Written in Manhattan at The White Horse Tavern. A Treasury of Verse published my poem, "Free!"

Byline, April 1997

Byline published my poem, Between a Tanka & a Haiku. Proud of this one, as Byline is a prestigious publication.

Writer's Exchange Issue # 38, Winter 1997

Writer's Exchange published my poem, Sarah On the Meadow, attributing it to Joseph "F". Grant, instead of Joseph "P". Grant. Such is the literary game!

The New York Bar Guide, Summer 1997

I was hired by the New York Bar Guide to cover the up and coming hotspots and got paid to reviews clubs, restaurants and cafes. In this issue, I reviewed The Bubble Lounge, The Knitting Factory and Cafe Tabac. Fun while it lasted; with all expenses paid!

Nocturnal Lyric # 49-September 1997

Nocturnal Lyric published my poem, Many Nights.

New Authors Journal Fall/Winter 1997

New Authors Journal published a poem of mine, Love in Hell.

New Authors Journal, Summer/Fall 1996

Written at Anglers & Writers, NYC. This is the first literary review to publish a story of mine, The Finer Things.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The 6S Print Review Volume 2

My story, "One Day" was published in this collection on March 16, 2010.

6S The Print Review Volume 1

My story, "The Briny Blue" was published in this collection, Jan. 24, 2010.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Origin of the Species

This blog is an attempt to keep all of my published works in one place. I've been asked countless times if I had a blog. In the past, I'd always answered that question with a resounding: "No."

I believe the sole job of a writer is to write and not to keep an online diary, per se, of random thoughts, likes/dislikes, etc., but I suppose that is personally up to the writer, no?But with nearly 200 published stories under my literary belt and no sign of any writer's block in the near future, the task to reign in those stories scattered all over cyberspace can be somewhat daunting. Not to mention numerous poems and articles, as well. In my efforts, I'm sure I've left some stories out and this is my way of keeping the beast in the cage.

Also, of late, I have been inspired by excellent and highly recommended blogspots such as Six Sentences, Bazooko's Circus, Hemingway's Paris and The Hemingway Project, to name but a few.

Above all-I hope you like my stories.