New Story: “The Creature from Flathead Lake”

My story “The Creature from Flathead Lake” is in the new issue of Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal.  This piece was inspired by the movie “The Creature from the Black Lagoon.” This movie has been bouncing around in my brain for years. As proof of my obsession, here is a picture of my son helping me put…

Andrew Gulli on Hunting Down Lost Works from Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, and Other Masters

Earlier this month, The Strand Magazine editor Andrew Gulli made headlines around the world after announcing he’d found a portion of a previously unpublished F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. This latest find is one of many for Gulli. He has discovered and published previously unseen short stories from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tennessee Williams, John Steinbeck, and Joseph Heller.…

Jane Sather is O.U. Levon: Ken Kesey Co-author Recalls Their Year Writing Together and Watching An American Icon Ride a Schwinn

During the academic year of 1987-1988, Ken Kesey taught a graduate-level creative writing class of thirteen students at the University of Oregon. He charged the group with producing a full-length novel in one school year, which they did, publishing Caverns under the name O.U. Levon (Novel University of Oregon backwards) in 1990. It is my intent to…

Cherokee Rose of Naked Girls Reading D.C.

At a time when many are talking about the decline of reading, Cherokee Rose has begun a reading series in DC that regularly draws a crowd. She is the producer of Naked Girls Reading DC.  She is also a performer.  I attended her most recent show and afterward sent her some questions about her show.…