Archive: July 2012

If you are always in the South Beach party scene, or you’ve listened to the GUESTLIST Official Mixtape, then you are already familiar with DJ Sage. Not only is he a dope DJ, he’s a good friend, and an amazing educator known to his students as Mr. G. The above video documents the creative lengths [...]

As a writer, there are two things that I unquestionably love: alcohol and writing. Thankfully, Brooklyn coffeehouse Bedford Hill has decided to combine the two for their new reading series Words With Beers. According to Brokelyn, Words With Beers “raises its glass to writers established, up-and-coming, but simply good, if only slightly hammered. Under the [...]

Though I’ve posted sneak peeks here and there, Be Cool Books is finally, officially, releasing the cover and synopsis for Kisses for Tati, my forthcoming novelette. The book, which will be published on August 21 has a confirmed page count of 100 pages. The synopsis is as follows: Tati Corona lives a simple life. She [...]

Damn you, E.L. James. That’s right — we can blame the Fifty Shades of Grey author for this one. A handful of classics are getting sexed up worse than Anastasia Steele. According to The Hollywood Reporter, publisher Clandestine Classics is making all the sex hinted at in such classics as Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, [...]

Last night — or, rather, early this morning — I worked on the mechanical for my forthcoming novelette Kisses for Tati. It only took a couple hours as evidenced by the simplicity of its design, which you can see above. I thought of using a photograph of angels embraced in a passionate kiss, but since that didn’t really fit [...]

Right now, I’m sitting at the Jury Duty Fun Time House (as it’s called on Foursquare) awaiting the chance to perform my civic duty as a juror. Believe me, I’m not happy about this. Alas, it is a necessary inconvenience if I want to vote and enjoy the freedoms this great country affords us, no? [...]

To appropriate a quote from the movie Sideways, “Anytime you open a bottle of champagne, it is a special occasion.” Share this:

After the taxing week I had, there was nothing I wanted more than a nice, cold pint of Blue Point. Cheers! Share this:

Starting sometime next week, I’m going to give random strangers on the train a copy of my novel GUESTLIST. My plan of attack will be simple: I’ll approach people with books and eReaders, those who look like they like to read. I’ll ask if they’d like to read my book. If they say yes, it’s [...]

In his most excellent memoir On Writing, the venerable Stephen King wrote, “Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot if difference. They don’t have to makes speeches. Just believing is usually enough.” In this section he talks about how, during the early days of writing his breakthrough novel [...]