The following is a video of an interview (translated with English captions) shot in 2008, Portugal, with Manuel de Queiroz about his novel, Os Passos da Glória, which was selected for the Fernando Namora Award shortlist. In 2020, this novel won a grant from the Portuguese Government for its publication in the USA, under the […]
MIKE O’CONNOR August 3, 1944 – January 4, 2021https://www.ptleader.com/stories/mike-oconnorObit by Tim McNulty and Jack EstesMike O’Connor, a poet, writer, translator, and editor who championed Olympic Peninsula writers, died on January 4 at his home in Olympia following a short battle with cancer. He was 76.O’Connor was the award-winning author of eleven books of poetry, stories, […]
SUGAR MOUNTAIN. a novel about a pandemic which started in China. How will people respond if this gets bad?
A slightly revised note from Jack Estes, Original PBS Publisher: HOW WILL PEOPLE REACT IF THE CORONAVIRUS IS AS BAD AS IT APPEARS? SUGAR MOUNTAIN IS A STORY OF LOVE AND FEAR DURING A PANDEMIC WHICH STARTED IN CHINA. IT’S SCARY BECAUSE IT’S SO TIMELY. AUTHOR ALFRED ACORN, WROTE THIS SYNOPSIS OF HIS NOVEL: Set […]
Melting Point fuses prose and poetry, realism and literary inventiveness, in dealing with the absurdity of humanity. It’s fourteen stylistically diverse stories, flirt with irony, paradox and enigma. The most striking thing about Magarian’s collection is its range of interests, the multiplicity of the worlds evoked, and the extreme contrasts among its characters: a feted, […]
Narrated by Edward E French, what begins as a subtle revealing, in just a short time becomes a haunting intrigue. LINDA LAPPIN IS THE WINNER 2014 DAPHNE DU MAURIER AWARD for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense Writing, as well as other awards. Order your copy here http://pleasureboatstudio.com/signatures-in-stone/
From Jack Estes, “I’m very sad to say that Russell Connor passed away last night, March 24th, 2019. He was a wonderful soul and a talented and imaginative artist. PBS published two books by Russell: Toys in my Attic and Masters in Pieces II. His great generosity and humor will long be remembered by those […]
My first day in Richard Hugo’s workshop, forty-some years ago, Hugo asked a second-year student to read his poem. “Robbie Loftus has beaten me up again in the boys can,” it began. Wow, I thought, you can do that? I loved the voice. I loved that it named names, that I heard it talking to […]