Paul Hostovsky’s fifteenth collection — and fifth from Main Street Rag — Deaf & Blind, is a rare find. With humor and humility, the Massachusetts author leads hearing and sighted readers through his life thus far as an American Sign Language interpreter and student, as well as the relative and friend of many Deaf and DeafBlind people, in the form of poems and stories.
Holiday Book Sale!
All my books are on sale at redsweaterpress.com/store through Monday night, 11:59 p.m. AKST, November 30!
Banned/Alaska Book Week DISCOUNTS!
If you haven't already seen/read/purchased my books, now is the time! Starting today, you can get a discount on any or all of my seven titles.
5 Cures for Writer’s Block as a Poet
If you consider yourself a writer (or even if you don't, but you've ever had to write something for someone other than yourself), you've probably experienced writer's block, and read about ways to combat it. Still, I figure it's always beneficial to hear good advice more than once (especially if you're hard-headed like me).
On Speaking Terms: A Review
What Connie Wanek does best in her third book, On Speaking Terms, is relate to her audience.
TBT: Life’s Lessons (Review)
LIFE'S LESSONS is an honest account of the things we least like to to talk about, the stains we keep covered up for years after The Incident.
Fiction Friday: Gone Girl
What impresses me most about this book is it's crazy but clear logic — the skill with which Flynn is able to orchestrate this insane narrative and the meticulous planning she must have done to make this story work.
A Brief but Necessary Update
Warning: This post may be insufficient for some readers. I've been back from Rwanda for a week now and "real life" is starting to feel normal again. However, I'm still, tragically, at a loss for words when it comes to letting my friends and readers know "how it went." I guess we who go on… Continue reading A Brief but Necessary Update
Book buying survey results
The results of my book buying survey (shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) are in, and: ...people don't buy poetry. Of the 104 people who have participated in the survey so far (primarily my Facebook friends and friends of friends), 82% said they would buy a work of fiction because they knew and liked the… Continue reading Book buying survey results