In 1995, I was working at a bookstore and a new short story writer came for a signing. Everyone was incredibly excited for the visit and raved about the story collection.
A charming little book about the best computers in the world, the Atari 400 and 800.
Why We Love It:
Atari has been given short shrift in the history of computing but their early home computers were some of the best around and they were emminently fun and usable.
It’s damn near impossible to get an accurate gauge of writing finances. As a whole, writing isn’t a highly paid profession.
Wells Tower exploded onto the literary scene with his 2010 short story publication Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned that featured mundane domestic trivialities set in unusual locations and time periods.
Okay, so I’m biased here.
But Ace Atkins has been a longtime favorite around these parts, and since I originally crossed paths with the former newspaperman,
This past weekend was a somber one for guitar fans.
First, on Saturday, news came about the passing of Chuck Berry.
In the publishing world (and movies, music, theater, and elsewhere I would imagine), books are often pitched by referring to a popular title and then putting a spin on it.
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget was released this morning. And, as bookish folks feared, it’s not pretty for the arts.
Given the recent media attention paid to surveillance, technology, wire tapping, and technical tomfoolery, we should all strive to improve our security practices.
Anything related to F. Scott Fitzgerald is worth celebrating, so the publication of a never before published short story is a great way to soften a Monday entry into the work week.