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 [...]

Dear Thursday… in production

Production on ‘Dear Thursday…’ is under way. After first preparing the Word file for the e-book version, I copied the contents into InDesign, then generated the interior PDF, which I have uploaded to IngramSpark (along with the cover, which you can see below) to start the process. My target date for publication is November 27th—which will [...]

Pre-order ‘This Is Not the Book…’ from Powell’s

Though it is not discounted, Powell’s has This Is Not the Book That Will Save Your Life listed for preorder on their site: So, if you prefer to patronize indie book stores, here’s your chance! The book will be available on April 28th. (13 April 2017)