I thought I’d mention again that two of my stories will be presented at this event. I won’t be able to attend, but I’m sure curious about how they’ll be received!
Sunday, October 8, 2017
The New Short Fiction Series, Los Angeles’ longest running spoken word series, present our 6th Annual Northern Writes evening with new fiction by novelist Rod Williams and modern folklorist Robert Walton, Sunday, October 8, 2017 at The Federal. The performance stars spoken word artist Sally Shore,with guest cast Patricia Belcher (Bones, The Guest Book), Kevin Brief (Supernatural, Criminal Minds) and Holger Moncada, Jr. (Futureman, Jane The Virgin).
The Federal is located at 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood 91601. Performances begin at 7:00 pm, doors open 6:00 pm. for your dining and drinking pleasure. Admission is $10.00-$15.00 with advance purchase, $20.00 same day cash only at the door. Advance discount ticket sales close today at 5 pm!
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Principia Ponderosa (Third Flatiron Anthologies Book 18) just came out today. “Welcome to the “Principia Ponderosa,” land of wide-open spaces and
dark dreams. This new anthology from Third Flatiron features 17
stories that combine elements of the Western with other literary
genres, including steampunk, fantasy, occult, and horror. We invite
you to mount up and ride with us into the sunset.” My “La Loca” is included, though it takes place somewhat after sunset!
Little Big Man Speaks just won the Fall 2016 Three Cheers and a Tiger short story contest. I thank Ana George and the folks at Toasted Cheese Literary Magazine for choosing to honor my story. I’ve long believed that Native American cultures and values will contribute to the saving of our planet. That the pernicious tar sands Keystone Pipeline still threatens Native American lands is an indication that their wisdom has yet to reach corporate America. I hope that Little Big Man Speaks will offer a small push toward environmental sanity. Here’s the link: http://tclj.toasted-cheese.com/2016/16-4/little-big-man-speaks-by-robert-walton/
One of the best things about writing is sharing friendships with your characters. Joaquin Murrieta is a friend of thirty years standing and we’ve shared nine adventures together, five of them published. I’ve got almost enough stories to make a book now, though nobody seems interested. The latest to achieve print is “Big Kitty”, in which I poke a bit of fun at the Western genre. Take a peek at Frontier Tales:
I first wrote Joaquin’s Gold more than thirty years ago. I used it in my classes and revised it many times. I later wrote half a dozen other stories featuring Joaquin Murrieta as my protagonist. Five of these stories have been published in print and on line. Now, Joaquin’s Gold has found a home in According to Adam, the Writers’ Drawer website’s just published anthology. I’m most appreciative that editor Beryl Belsky included it in this fine collection. For you teacher types, I’ll mention that my complete Common Core lesson plans for teaching this story are available on TPT. Pertinent links are below:
Here’s the Amazon link:
Here’s the TPT link: