Monday, August 27, 2012


It was my honor to do a reading of "Dave Cruz" for Kim Morgan's creative writing class in Chandler, Arizona. Kim's students were a fantastic audience.  Man, they even laughed at the funny parts. Afterwards we had an invigorating talk about the writing process,inspiration and flash reads. What a rush! Got to tell you, those new school writers inspired me.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"The Eight-Fingered Criminal's Son" Flash Read - Saturday, August 18th

My flash read team is world class, baby.

It is without hyperbole that I state Dickey "Tom Jones" Imburgia is a legit top notch comedic actor. He's even funnier than Rick Moranis.Yeah, I said it. I meant it too.

My former student and current day professional cameraman Steven Bogumil handled the camerawork while former student and current film school student Austin Imburgia edited the video. Seriously impressive work on both counts. Steven and Austin are skateboard film makers at heart. I'll be sure to post some links to their skater videos soon.

My little girl Sophia did a darned good job being cute and chucking snowballs if I don't say so myself.

For our next trick, we'll be knocking out a flash read at an Arizona grocery store.

The point of these flash reads is to sell books. you can purchase the book and the electronic version by clicking on the link below.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Thanks to my pal Joel Fricke for his California dreamin' photo of The Eight-Fingered Criminal's Son on the beach.

No flashread this week. Teaching has been hard. Not terrible, just hard. Did I mention that I have a junior English class with 47 students?  It's really hot too. It's 113 degrees today. This is because I live in the desert.

There will be another flashread at Papa Joe's Barbershop in Chandler next Saturday at noon. Dickie "Tom Jones" Imburgia will be part of thing. Austin Imburgia and Steven Bogamill, two of my all time greatest former students, will handle the cameras. Should be pretty good. By the way, I'm relatively sure I misspelled Steven's last name. Sorry, Steve.

I'm in the process of punching up my novel The Spirit Guide Bar. The book will be released in 2013.

If you're in the  greater Los Angeles area, it would be great to see you at the Eight-Fingered Criminal's Son Cheese Whiz Event at the Book Frog in Rolling Hills. The event will go down at 2 pm on October 6th. Dickie Tom Jones Imburgia and Rick Moranis have been invited. Passages will be read, books will signed and beer and cheese whiz will be had by all.

You can order a copy of The Eight-Fingered Criminal's Son by clicking on the link below.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Eight Fingered Criminal's Son Flashread at Papa Joe's Barbershop - August 4, 2012

The flashread campaign is in full swing. Dickie "Tom Jones" Imburgia is  brilliant. The next flashread will go down Saturday, August 11th.

THE BOOK FROG in Rolling Hills, California is hosting THE EIGHT-FINGERED CRIMINAL'S SON CHEESE WHIZ EVENT on October 6th at 2 pm. Rick Moranis has been invited. More exciting than that, Dickie "Tom Jones" Imburgia is thinking about attending.

My new novel will be rleased in 2013.