No sooner have I sent off the Goodreads giveaway copies of The Juliet, does my publisher decide to offer a free day for the kindle version! Get yours here and enjoy!
I feel slightly awkward promoting the ebook version of my novel Death Wishing during Fall For The Book week, but yesterday I noticed the price dropped to $2.99 everywhere. I have zero idea how long it will be that cheap or why these things happen, but the fall out is that the book broke the top 100 in Amazon’s biographical fiction list (didn’t even know that was a category). DW made # 91. Last Temptation was #83. DW has Elvis content, so I guess that’s why it’s tagged biog. I expect the reviews from this boost will be quite cruel . . .
In print news, I read at a “Noir at the Bar” event hosted by Fall For The Book & One more Page Books & More, and they sold out of copies of Death Wishing, so that was brilliant. Open Bar=book sales.
A thousand years ago, saying the name “Andy Fogle” around these parts often earned you a chuckle; he was a smiling, wacky undergraduate who was serious about poetry and not much else. He worked as my assistant for a short time, and he took poetry writing classes from my husband, Dean Taciuch. We all became good friends. Dean turned Andy on to a an artist-poet we were close to at Kent State University a million years ago: David Thornberry. Dave produced a number of cool poetry chapbooks,and Dean loaned? gave? his copy of Couplets to Andy. A thousand years ago.
Some seeds just take a while, but here it is: Andy Fogle’s The Last Apprenticeship, an amazing chapbook published online by the amazing White Knuckle Press. To borrow a chunk from the intro:
“. . . the whole piece owes something of its juxtapositional technique to Dave Thornberry’s Couplets, which has made me habitually play with odd pieces within uniform sets. Plenty of us do that, but Thornberry was the one that got me really interested in regimented fragments—in this case prose pieces of three sentences each.
This is dedicated to Dean Taciuch, who first encouraged me with this and many other oddities long ago, and also turned me on to Thornberry. “
Elizabeth Buchananchats with me about my collection of short fiction, Curio:
“Laura Ellen Scott’s first book, Curio (uncanny valley press, January 2011), is a weaving together of cold nights and mountain men, cashiers and predators, people who watch from windows and strangers who sit down in other people’s cars. Winter farm houses and harvest moons, neighbors suspiciously like demons, and ax men all make shadowy appearances in this forty-four page, twenty-one story collection (available online as an e-pub at goodreads.com or for a tweet or facebook post) set in the isolated woods of Appalachia.”-eb