Hello faithful readers! We’ve decided to add the digital pdfs of The Keeper of Dreams Vols. 1 and 2 to our blog right here. And we’re going to drop it from Amazon as well. What’s that? Seriously? How much? Free. Isn’t that great? We’d like to have your email address for our mailing list, that’s all (entirely voluntary). What’s going to be on the mailing list? Drafts of new stories, of course. And links to those that land themselves in lit mags. So stuff to read and keep busy with! Sign up, and we’ll keep in touch once a quarter. Thanks much, and enjoy theRead More →

Today we want you to catch up on your comedic telethon intake; we suspect you might’ve come a bit short after the Super Bowl weekend. On Feb 1st, the Lady Parts Justice League held a telethon celebrating… ummm… vagi- we mean, lady parts (tee hee). Do check out the fundraiser at their satellite site, www.ladypartsjustice.com, and bid on some of the ridiculous items up for auction (see below). These auctions end on Feb. 14th: Valentine’s Day warning! The LPJL is an organization of comics and other artists/activists who look to protect women’s reproductive rights. So if you’re a fan of women, reproduction or rights, thenRead More →

Wait, book signings you say? What is he talking about?   This:   Coming to Amazon on Nov. 14th (at this link) will be the second volume of my short stories. Ebook format.   And now, the kicker: paperbacks are only available at signings. Such as these card shops in RI/MA:   Scholar’s Games: Friday, Oct. 20th, 5p-9p 244 Liberty St., Brockton, MA 02301 (774) 627-7748 (Located in the right-most building.)   Game King: Saturday, Oct. 21, 2p-7p Come to Game King’s 5th Anniversary! There will be other artists and writers! 120 S. Main St., Fall River, MA 02721 (508) 676-9900   The Annex: Saturday,Read More →

  “I Got A Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival” by Rick Massimo Wesleyan Press – out tomorrow 4.5 / 5   We are a hard sell on reads, especially nonfiction. We are incredible biased. And we feel that Rick Massimo, formerly of Providence Journal fame, is one of perhaps two reporters we could imagine who’d put together such a fine history of our favorite festival. (The other being the oft-quoted Jim Gillis in this book, retired from The Newport Daily News.) This history is coming out tomorrow. It is as exhaustive as it gets: several sources, dozens of interviews, archival reviews, et ceteraRead More →

Relaxing in the garden. Laura Marling takes a break from her tour to smell the… ivy. (C) Hollie Fernando. The Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton, MA. Sun. 5-14-17, Doors 7p, Show 7:30p. $25.Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA. Tues. 5-16-17, Doors 7p, Show 8p. $25. As soon as we listened to Semper Femina, we knew we had to see this British folk songstress. Recording music as a nineteen-year-old, Laura Marling’s career includes impressing Ryan Adams enough that he threw away an album and re-recorded Ashes & Fire, all at an age most girls stumble around drunk because it’s legal. At the age of 27 today, Marling has releasedRead More →

Photo (c) Matthew Keefer Today, we’ve got a little surprise for y’all. For y’all readers, of course. But also writers. Our compatriots at the No Extra Words podcast have a “Writer Spaces” series, and we thought we’d tag along, offer our “writer space.” Their series is about where you go to write. See photo above. And then hear the essay at this Soundcloud link. Titled “Writing Without Words.” Hope y’all enjoy the essay! And if not, you’ll all enjoy our “A House Burning,” also featured on the No Extra Words podcast from Nov. 2015, just click right here for it. Peace out,-Mgmt.Read More →

Hi y’all!We’ve got a little surprise for you. Hint hint: What does this photo mean?? Wait and see… (c) Matthew Keefer The No Extra Words podcast is running a cool little series call “Writer Spaces” wherein previously published authors (such as yours truly) describe their writing spaces in audio-form. Here’s the next few scheduled posts: -Episode 75, Feb. 17 (later today!!)-Episode 77, Mar. 17-Episode 78, Mar. 31 – OUR AUDIO ESSAY FEATURED HERE!!-Episode 81, May 12 So yes. Check out No Extra Words on their site, or iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts (or all of the above). And be sure to stop byRead More →

Gettin’ ready to shoot some musicians. With a camera. Yeah, awk. (c) Pamela Almeida Welcome to the new year! It’s 2017! Everything is ending! We haven’t monetized this tiny little blog with ads and other obnoxiousness, buuuut… we thought this was a cool idea to hear what ch’all have to say. How can you get a say? Check out the right side of the blog – a Paypal/Credit Card donate button! Woo hoo! We’re asking $1 – for a suggestion of a CD review you want (current year only); $3 for an artist interview. Mostly, we wanna hear what you want to read. Might asRead More →