Thursday, October 17, 2013

Short Takes

Interested in marlin, swordfish, and other species of billfish? Then check out this WICN Inquiry interview with THE BILLFISH STORY author Stan Ulanski. Or, listen to the podcast here.

Library Journal recommends THE BILLFISH STORY, saying it is "[a] worthwhile choice for both anglers and students of these majestic fish."

Tom Kealey, author of THIEVES I'VE KNOWN, returns to his hometown for a couple of events. The Greensboro News & Record compares Kealey to Flannery O'Connor and declares he can "flat-out write," just like O'Connor did.

The short story, "Blood Rules," from Jacquelin Gorman's THE VIEWING ROOM is this week's short story available for viewing on Storyville. According to Gorman, "'Blood Rules' is the centerpiece story in the collection, the dramatic turning point of one hospital chaplain’s journey of faith.  Maurice, a Christian minister, had lost his ordination, his license to lead a church, due to his unholy desire for bloody revenge for his mother’s murder. His soul is shattered by the rejection of his own congregation."

Today, October 17, Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT is hosting an evening reception for THE VIEWING ROOM author Jacquelin Gorman. The event will be from 5-7pm. More information is available here.

Congratulations, Marc Sommers! His book, STUCK, has been named a finalist for the 2013 Ogot Award. The Bethwell A. Ogot Book Prize of the African Studies Association is awarded annually at the ASA Annual Meeting to the author of the best book on East African Studies published in the previous calendar year. The winner will be recognized during the 56th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association during the Awards Ceremony, which will take place on November 23rd, 2013.