Venus in Retrograde – National Poetry Month – 1

Venus in Retrograde The girls and I drive east, Sunrise like a creamsicle, spread only the way a desert can make it, edged between jagged mountains and the freezer blue of a sky, failing before day. The half-light ripples the frost on the dry ... Read more »

A Book Trailer! WTF?

It seems counterintuitive that a book trailer can sell books. I mean we book readers are supposed to linger over the shelves in bookshops, peruse the back cover or read the product information at online booksellers, we read the reviews, ... Read more »

Book Trailer

Hello all. Yes. I am going to make a book trailer for my forthcoming fiction collection from SFA Press. Maybe I'll make more than one. It is a collection after all. I will journal the process and post snippets as we ... Read more »

Writing, Fighting Fire, and Your Pal, Jerry

Dear Readers: I just read a review about my memoir, Ahead of the Flaming Front: A Life on Fire, which I quote as it appears: If you are going to read memoirs about fire fighters, here are the two you must start ... Read more »

We Were the Young Americans

We get the news of celebrities dying on a steady basis. After all celebrity culture has been around long enough and has grown large enough to sustain a steady stream of faces into the In Memoriam slide show at any ... Read more »

Getty Inspired

My joy at finding one of my photos had been selected for the #GettyInspired blog was like that of a sailor reaching shore after a long time at sea. I first went to the Getty Villa sometime in the early 90s. ... Read more »

Tricking Memory with a Radio Interview on Boise Public Radio

My first Public Radio interview aired and I heard about it first from my good friend Craig. I'd been interviewed because my memoir, Ahead of the Flaming Front: A Life on Fire, won the North American Book Award. Craig and ... Read more »

City of Angels: Guitar Music and Images

Enjoy this post from my photography website.

Long Time…

So the writing life. Work a full time job and a single dad to a teen and a tween girls. That's an education. A guy learns more about girl problems from them than in all the former wives combined. No ... Read more »

Portrait of an Artist as a Single Dad – Payday

Every writer who has kids knows the challenges of writing and caring for the needs and, dare I say, whims they need addressed IMMEDIATELY, DAD!!! Yeah me too. And for all you single parent/writers out there--solidarity my brothers and ... Read more »

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