Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Hey Folks-

My first novel DRIVE is back in print. Out on Hollyridge Press (who did a beautiful printing of it) in hardcover. Please spread the word! Here are the links:





Thursday, May 11, 2006


Kitten Update

They are on solid food, and running around the back yard and sleeping in flowerpots...they still need a home...here's a couple of 'em here:

c'mon...you know you want them...drop me an email if yr in socal.


Appearance this Saturday

So, it's ARTSDAY LA this saturday...and I'm chairing a panel on publishing from 2:15 to 3:00...there will be a Q & A...and booksigning to follow...It's FREE and on the UCLA campus in Westwood...Details:

Writing and Publishing Fiction: A User’s Manual

Novels or short stories? Big presses versus small? Literary or genre fiction? And when do you know it’s time to quit your day job? Established writers reveal all.
Rob Roberge (chair), Kate Gale, Tod Goldberg, Linda Palmer, Mark Haskell Smith



Monday, May 01, 2006


upcoming shows :)


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 (myspace.com/danburyshakes)

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 (http://www.hollyramos.com/), followed by the sounds of the Santiago Steps (http://www.santiagosteps.com/), the Danbury Shakes (http://www.myspace.com/danburyshakes) and the ever-popular Evangenitals (http://www.evangenitals.com/), 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

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