Coming up…

I’m not sure yet whether or not I’ll have enough $ to order more copies of The Lilac Years ahead of next month’s featured readings (at It’s About Time at the Ballard Library on October 11th, and RASP (Redmond Association of Spokenword, location TBD) on October 26th), so today I did a test run of a [...]

The Lilac Years—new publication date

Since I am still working out a couple of persistent printing problems with the interior, I have pushed back the publication/on-sale date of The Lilac Years to April 16, 2018. This will give me enough time to make any changes necessary to eliminate or work around the problems I have encountered. In the meantime, here again is [...]

The Lilac Years—March 16th!

Moments ago, I uploaded the cover and interior PDFs of The Lilac Years for review. Scheduled release date: March 16, 2018. Here is a look at the cover—front, back, and spine:     Including front and back matter, it comes to a total of 214 pages. Retail price will be $20. As shown on the back cover, [...]

The Lilac Years—new new cover draft

Here is my latest draft of the front cover for The Lilac Years:   I came up with this about two or three weeks back for another project; since I never submitted that iteration for consideration, I decided to appropriate it for my own nefarious purposes. I still like my ‘old’ design, but the simplicity of this [...]

The Lilac Years: the struggle continues…

I have continued to take it slow with The Lilac Years. Time for an update… I have made numerous small edits over the last few weeks, but today I did something unusual (for me): I cut an entire section. Normally, I will have one section devoted to poems that address topical subjects. The Lilac Years was to [...]

More new stuff!

If two new books weren’t enough, here is more new stuff! The 2017 Poetry Marathon Anthology—which includes my poem ‘Red’—is now available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/2017-Poetry-Marathon-Anthology/dp/1942344031/ For your online enjoyment, The Seattle Star have recently posted a couple of things I was involved in. On November 16th, they posted an exquisite-corpse poem I contributed a couple of lines [...]

‘Dear Thursday…’ Available now!

‘Dear Thursday…’ is now officially available from the following: Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998878138/ Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/0998878138/ UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0998878138/ France: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/0998878138/ Germany: https://www.amazon.de/dp/0998878138/ Spain: https://www.amazon.es/dp/0998878138/ Brazil: https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/0998878138/ India: https://www.amazon.in/dp/0998878138/ Japan: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/0998878138/ (Kindle editions can also be accessed through these links.) Barnes & Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dear-thursday-love-notes-to-the-days-of-the-week-volume-four-kevin-j-oconner/1127288533?ean=9780998878133 Powell’s Books http://www.powells.com/book/dear-thursday-9780998878133/61-0 Smashwords (ePub/Kindle) https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/755306 More links as I become aware of them. In [...]

‘Dear Thursday…’ One week away!

‘Dear Thursday…’ is still available for pre-order—with the official release date just one week away (11/27/17): Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998878138/ Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/0998878138/ UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0998878138/ France: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/0998878138/ Germany: https://www.amazon.de/dp/0998878138/ Spain: https://www.amazon.es/dp/0998878138/ Brazil: https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/0998878138/ India: https://www.amazon.in/dp/0998878138/ Japan: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/0998878138/ (Kindle editions can also be accessed through these links.) Barnes & Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dear-thursday-love-notes-to-the-days-of-the-week-volume-four-kevin-j-oconner/1127288533?ean=9780998878133 (Bonus! Barnes & Noble still have it [...]