I've always written. Besides books, I've written articles, essays, music, song lyrics, and poetry. I also own a weblog that I've maintained for 11 years, usually posting weekly, sometimes more frequently, as the spirit moves. My books are chiefly fiction that include equal doses of humor and drama. I'm also a classical composer and a singer-songwriter, but that's another story. I write about music and musicians probably because I'm a professional musician who was raised by a family of professional musicians from Vaudeville to opera and from jazz to rock and roll. In my family's English past the Wallers were court musicians and poets who include Sir Edmund Waller ("Go, Lovely Rose") while the other side of the family was made up of writers who include greats Mark Twain and Alexander Woollcott. Between the paternal musical genes and the maternal literary genes, I didn't stand a chance. Writing about music was the natural and most obvious path for me to take and would insure everyone's happiness with me.
BEYOND THE BRIDGE NOW AVAILABLE AT SELLFY
Not everyone wants to buy a paperback copy of a book, not eberyone owns a Kindle or other reader, and not everyone likes downloading readers to their hard drive. In fact, authors often receive requests for MS Word doc files of their books and, up until now, it has been a cumbersome and uncertain way of selling copies and receiving payments. Not anymore. Beyond The Bridge is now available at Sellfy in a doc file format. No hassles, no shipping costs, just instant reading. Click here to check it out.
BEYOND THE BRIDGE TO BE OFFERED AT SILENT AUCTION
On Saturday March 22, 2014, at 6:00 pm, Friends of Wonderland will be hosting a silent auction to benifit Laurel Canyon's Wonderland School. The event, called "All That Jazz", will be held at the famous celebrity A-List venue, The Sportsman's Lodge in Studio City. Tickets are $100. Entertainment will be provided by The Looters. Click here for more information.
BEYOND THE BRIDGE SE NOW AVAILABLE
The two-volume Special Edition of Beyond The Bridge is now available for purchase as a paperback and for Kindle. This extensively rewritten edition includes both Book One, With A Dream and Book Two, With A Bullet.
READ LOCAL AUTHORS BOOK FAIR
Stillwater Public Library's annual Read Local Authors Book Fair will be held on Saturday October 26, 2013. I will be there from 1-4pm, representing not only Beyond The Bridge, but also Alla Breve Books.
Host Baruch Zeichner discusses Beyond The Bridge with me on Paradigms, his weekly program on WBKM. Click here to listen to the podcast of that interview. It went places you might not imagine and includes the music that inspired the writing.