Can’t wait to get back to the Burgh for three readings in early April. All are free, open to the public, and different: a library, a bookstore, and an auditorium. Please join me. I would love to see you.
Saturday, April 8: Carnegie Library West End, 2pm
Sunday, April 9: Barnes & Noble, Cranberry, 12 Noon
Tuesday, April 11: Legacy Theatre at Cumberland Woods Village, Allison Park, 11 am
Before I admit to insanity, I need to ask: what would you like to see here, if anything?
I could keep thanking you and all the readers, bookstores, reviewers, librarians, Amazon commenters, media producers and hosts, friends, family, barbers and hairdressers (you know who you are) who have made the past year a dream. I could post letters from all over the country that would break your heart. Self-serving and boring? Yes.
You can find news about Ambridge at Ambridge Connection, and great historical pieces at Ambridge Memories. You can find stories about the Rust Belt everywhere, because, in the past year, the nation seems to have noticed the place. And, Pittsburgh? The media has never been more noisy about the city.
I’m happy to consider hosting a conversation about any stimulating or funny topic. In absence of that, I will continue to post book news and events.
Now, this. As heartbreaking, lonely, crushing, and financially unwise as writing RUST BELT BOY has been, it has given me the most surprising and most rewarding single year of my life. Like a junkie, and, as a result, with all the madness of those who race formula one cars, who run for office, who ride bicycles on our roadways, who cook meth, or shoot smack, I’m working on a second book.
Kill me now. Or pity my wife.