Thursday, April 27, 2006


3 upcoming and/or me and the Shakes

3 upcoming shows….

one book appearance, one reading/show with the Danbury shakes, and yet another show with the shakes

Saturday, April 29th

10:00 AM - Mystery: Straight Shooters
Dodd 147 PANEL 1011
Moderator Mr. Leslie Klinger
Mr. Rob Roberge
Ms. Barbara Seranella
Mr. John Morgan Wilson


I’m reading from MORE THAN THEY COULD CHEW (copies on sale) and/or from a new story that’s in the current issue of WASHINGTON SQ REVIEW

Super cool RACHEL KANN is reading, as is the poet CIRELLI!

The night closes with a loud set by me, Gayle and Steve, aka, The Danbury Shakes (

FREE BOOOOOZEE for those who can still partake…DRINKING GAMES…MUSIC…

WHERE? the found theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd. at 6th St, long beach, CA 90802
When?: 8PM (SHARP, you people)

Cost: 5 bux


SUNDAY, MAY 7th: The shakes and some other fine bands are playing at my bud Steve Almond’s (and his collaborator on their new novel, Julianna Baggott) LA reading…info BELOW:

Six Buck Sunday at Fais Do Do

Contact: Christine Louise Berry

Founding Artistic Director, Smart Gals


Los Angeles, May 7, 2006

Smart Gals Supper Club Series Launch @

Fais Do Do

5257 W. Adams

Los Angeles, CA 90016


Live Music, Live Reading & Supper hosted by Smart Gals at Café-Club Fais Do Do, Sunday May 7, 2006. Doors

Join us for supper, or come just for the words and the music, when Smart Gals hosts a semi-literary Supper Club at Fais Do Do to celebrate the release of Which Brings Me to You, a collaborative novel by Steve Almond & Julianna Baggott. The evening will begin with a live set from local singer-songwriter Holly Ramos (, followed by the sounds of the Santiago Steps (, the Danbury Shakes ( and the ever-popular Evangenitals (, all intertwined with readings by Almond & Baggott.

Doors open at 6:30 for supper, and amusements begin promptly at 7:30pm.

Admission: $6.00

Books: $23.95*

*Complimentary individual admission with purchase of book from Smart Gals!


More on the Book in Question:


Two disaffected, scarred, lonely people. One boring wedding. One heated session in a quiet coatroom. John and Jane's lusty encounter at a friend's wedding isn't really the beginning of anything with any weight to it; even they know that. When they manage to pull back, it occurs to them that they might start this whole thing over properly. They might try getting to know one another first, through letters.

What follows is a series of traded confessions-of their messy histories, their past errors, their big loves, their flaws, and their passions. Each love affair, confessed as honestly as possible, reveals the ways in which Jane and John have grown and changed (or not changed) over the years. The people they've hurt; the ones still bruised; the ones who bruised them. Where all of this soul-baring will take them is the burning question behind every letter-a question that can only be answered when they meet again, finally, in the flesh.

STEVE ALMOND is the author of the bestselling Candyfreak and two story collections. He is a commentator on the NPR affiliate WBUR in
Boston and teaches creative writing at Boston College.

JULIANNA BAGGOTT is the author of the bestselling Girl Talk and two other novels, and writes popular children's books under the pseudonym N. E. Bode. She teaches at
Florida State University.
Publication Date:
APRIL 28, 2006

Praise for Steve Almond:
"A gifted storyteller."-New York Times Book Review
"A hilariously uninhibited writer."-
San Francisco Chronicle
"Almond is a brilliant craftsman. But more, he is a writer who knows us as well as we know ourselves." -Houston Chronicle

Praise for Julianna Baggott:
"Baggott enjoys living on the knife edge between hilarity and heartbreak and that makes her a writer after my own heart." -Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls
"Few writers of the twenty-first century can rival the verve, the energy, and the sheer delight in language of Julianna Baggott."-Madison Smartt Bell, author of Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Festival of Books...Time & place...

I am not a mystery writer, but i am on this panel this coming saturday...odd, but they let me talk and sell and sign books, so who am i to correct?

Saturday, April 29th

10:00 AM - Mystery: Straight Shooters
Dodd 147 PANEL 1011
Moderator Mr. Leslie Klinger
Mr. Rob Roberge
Ms. Barbara Seranella
Mr. John Morgan Wilson

Friday, April 14, 2006


writin' news!

On the writing front, some news: I’ll be appearing & signing books at the LA Times Festival of Books (April 29-30th). More info here.

And some very cool news. Hollyridge Press is re-issuing my first novel DRIVE, and it should be coming out in the next couple of months in hard cover and paperback. More details to follow soon.

Also, the French-language version of MORE THAN THEY COULD CHEW should be out in Europe in hardcover in September…coolio

Thursday, April 06, 2006


Kittens, anyone

So, i'm cleaning out the garage and i find this!


who wants some? they're cute and...well, they're cute...isn't that enough for you stone hearted em left, protective, growly mom cat...she needs a home, too...drop me an email if you can help...

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