Rants, raves, readings, and talks about things I read, see, watch, run over in the road, believe, don't believe and whatever else might be on my mind. I'm blogging because blogs are no longer cool. They're not cool any longer, right? I should be tweeting now. Let me know when that isn't cool and I'll start doing it.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
So in my free time I still write, and, as you can tell by
the anemic output of this very blog, things have been pretty busy.Finally, though, there is some good news on
the writing front, especially for all of you cool people out there.
I always wanted to be cool and for a few short months in
Junior High I might have been cool.But
alas, since then coolness has past me by.
Me at my coolest.
Daddy Cool, a collection of writing by dads, writing for
their children, about their children, and even with their children, was
released by Artistically Decline press.This collection, edited by the uber-talented Ben Tanzer, contains
stories from writers across the country (and a few from Canada and England),
including<insert some people here>.Oh, and somehow one my short stories “The
Witch at the End of the Street” snuck into the collection here.
The Daddy Cool Cover
Tanzer, well known for his faux media empire, which includes
This Blog Will Change Your Life
and This Podcast Will Change Your Life,
says "I see this collection as a celebration, of dads, children, story,
and joy. The joy of friends, the joy of community, and the possibility that
even if these things can't be available to everyone all the time, and even if
we are all far apart from one another, there will always be story, and that
will always be cool, daddy, and otherwise."
To top it off, for all of you in Chicago, we’ll be hosting a
Cool reading on Saturday June 8th at 7pm at The Book Cellar
(4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL).The night will feature Myles and Ben Tanzer, Jason Fisk, Mike Smolarek
(hey, that’s me), Richard Thomas, Pete Anderson, Robert Duffer, Joseph
Peterson, and Mark Brand.Of course,
since we are cool dads, you can bring the whole family.
So, give a read and I hope to see a lot of you at the Book
Cellar on June 8th.