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Monday, August 24, 2015

So Long San Diego (Part 3 of My West Coast Story)

Join me for a tour of San Diego in the third installment of my California travel story.

The Atticus Books Blog is serializing the series, which I wrote based on the west leg of my book tour—taking me to old homes and favorite places.

Read the third installment of “Booking it Along the California Coast: A Book Tour / Road Trip Across the Pacific Coast” at the Atticus Books Blog.


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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tinney Ripples Best of Baltimore List

Jason Tinney’s short story collection, Ripple Meets the Deep, was named Baltimore’s Best Book for 2015 by Baltimore Magazine.

“Any year Anne Tyler publishes a book it’s difficult to recognize anyone but the acclaimed Baltimore resident. But this book of short stories by Jason Tinney, a Frederick resident and occasional Baltimore contributor, distinguishes itself as a tour de force, rippling with nuance. Its bold scenes and characters from various walks of life who grapple with mortality and search for salvation, are expertly crafted, and leave you wanting more.” – Baltimore, “Best of Baltimore”, August 2015.

Where can you meet Jason and hear him read from Baltimore’s best book? At the next Lit & Art event!

Join Lit and Art at the Baltimore Book Festival’s CityLit Tent on Sunday, September 27 at 2 p.m. for readings by Jason Tinney, Holly Morse-Ellington, Richard Peabody, and Gregg Wilhelm, Eric D. Goodman, and Nitin Jagdish. WYPR’s Aaron Henkin will emcee.

Congratulations Jason! Learn more about Ripple Meets the Deep at his website.


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Come Back to California with Atticus

Come back to California for a quick read.

My most recently published travel story is a series that covers my travels along the coast of California while combining business with pleasure: visiting old friends and stomping grounds while on the west leg of my book tour for Tracks: A Novel in Stories.

The Atticus Books Blog is serializing the series. They published the first installment while I was still traveling in Budapest! Link to the second installment below.

Join me as I search for Oz, Point Loma, and shade in San Diego. Read Part Two of “Booking it Along the California Coast: A Book Tour / Road Trip Across the Pacific Coast” at the Atticus Books Blog.


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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Freedom is Free in the Latest Issue of Syndic

The July 2015 issue of Syndic Literary Journal is now available online. You’ll find a lot of great fiction, poetry, narratives, and photography—and it’s all free!

Issue No. 13 includes Syndic regulars like Charles Rammelkamp, Nitin Jagdish, and myself.

Leroy Chatfield founded Syndic in San Francisco and published it from 1958 to 1960. Fifty years later, in 2010, he revived Syndic and publishes it online at http://syndicjournal.us.

Who said freedom isn’t free? My story, “Freedom,” is free in the current issue, whether you want to hear the professionally produced audio version from NPR or read it in digital ink.

You can find the current issue here.


Get some free “Freedom” here.