virtual book launch featuring oscar/grammy winning musician luis resto
On May 5th, the publication day of The Narcissism of Small Differences, we had a special Facebook Live event to commemorate the occasion. Live from my study in Ferndale, Michigan, I did a reading from the book with musical accompaniment by Eminem collaborator Luis Resto, a live Q&A and a virtual book table from local indie bookstore Book Beat. The viewer response far exceeded all expectations with 500 live viewers and over 1800 total views of the video. By far, my biggest live book audience. You can watch the video right here.
michigan public radio stateside interview
I had a fantastic conversation with April Baer of Michigan Public Radio about The Narcissism of Small Differences, the difficulties of publicizing a new novel during Covid-19, why the traditional book tour may be dead, and the live book launch I did on Facebook.
talking tiki on cocktail nation
I was thrilled to talk to Koop Kooper of the Cocktail Nation podcast about all the tiki and urban exploration in TNOSD. We had a great chat. Note: at the beginning of the show, he does refer to my story collection The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit as my new book. Honest mistake since they both have tiki in them. Anyway, it's a fun listen and filled with lots of cool exotica, lounge and jazz music. My segment is about 9 minutes in.
the daily detroit podcast
I got a chance to talk to Sven Gustafson at the Daily Detroit podcast not long ago. As always, it was great talking with him. We discussed The Narcissism of Small Differences, the cruelties and indignities of trying to get a novel published, why I could never have survived the Iowa Writers Workshop, as well as "Retro Groove," my weekly radio show on Ferndale Community Radio.
a little too quiet podcast with jeff milo
spotify playlist for beautiful music
Italian publisher Marcos Y Marcos made a special Spotify playlist for the book. It's long and beautifully all over the place. It's right here: Enjoy!
wdet's essential music with ann delisi
I love talking to Ann Delisi and we had a great time discussing Beautiful Music, Detroit and my favorite coming of age songs.
daily detroit podcast for beautiful music and the leisure seeker film
In 2013, I was honored to become a Kresge Literary Arts Fellow. This video is about the process of writing Second Hand, The Leisure Seeker, and how memory, objects of the past, and my father's photography have influenced and informed my work.
a video about my journey on route 66 and how it influenced the leisure seeker
a video about the real life events that inspired the leisure seeker
a trailer for the leisure seeker film from sony pictures classics, starring helen mirren and donald sutherland