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Happy Birthday, Jerry Nelson

Thinking of Jerry Nelson, who would have been 82 years young today. Here’s the biographical essay I wrote about him, “The Count Writes a Haiku”. Grateful for all his work to make “millions of people happy”.

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Summer Book News

Had a great time at the Biographers International Organization conference in Richmond last month, where I was applauded as a finalist for their Hazel Rowley Prize for a first-time biographer doing particularly promising work. Readers may have noticed this website … Continue reading

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Funny Boy is Rowley Prize Finalist!

I’m proud to announce that Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography is one of three finalists for the Hazel Rowley prize from the Biographers International Organization. The prize helps first-time biographers find publishers for their books. Sweet email this morning … Continue reading

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Over the Top!

I’ve had a longtime goal of publishing 100 times by my upcoming birthday. Happily, my recent Greenpeace piece (“Greenpiece”?) put me over the top! 101 publications: 47 articles/editorials; 18 poems; 13 essays/creative non-fiction; 10 zines; 8 reviews; and 5 NYT … Continue reading

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Advice to a Young Writer

A former student recently emailed me to ask, “What should an aspiring writer do at this point with a Bachelor’s in English Literature?” This is what I wrote. Continue reading

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