2023 IPPY Bonze Medal for Wartime Fiction
David F. Brown and I had a great time honoring Veterans at Memorial Day Reading at Urban Eats! David read from his book of poetry, Ghost of a Person Passing in Front of the Flag, and I read from The Broken Hallelujah.
Thanks Levi and Eric for hosting us!
Thanks to my wonderful friends, Levi and Eric at Urban Eats and Robb and Linda at Merrill Lynch, we had a great time at the launch of The Broken Hallelujah!
Urban Eats was a great launching pad
Joan stepped up and became the sales rep!
Great to see so many friends and colleagues who offered valuable suggestions as the book went through many drafts.
Stanford's Online Novel Writing Program was the true launching pad for my book
a longstanding friend. She swears she put aside a major thriller to read The Broken Hallelujah in early draft.
Brother Bruce and sister-in-law Theresa drove in from Clear Lake to party with us
Marilyn got to read the third and nth draft, adding something each time.
DF Brown contributed his poem "Heroic Couplet" from his book War for Dummies for lyrics for TJ Cawley's song.
With the help of many friends, The Broken Hallelujah made it out into the world with fun and laughter.
I hope you all enjoy the read and let me know what you think about it!
My UH friends, Amy and Johanna, hosted a literary tea for a number of our UH folk.
I got to visit with some friends I hadn't seen in years.
Darcie and Johanna raised a toast to us all.