Sunday, March 30, 2008


Kids at church:

Girl with a bunny ears headband sticks bits of tape to her mother's hair.

Boy draws a duck that looks like a cracked bowl.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Lemonade Research

Here are some of the articles I've run across while researching for my new short script, LEMONADE.

FindArticles - Lemonade stand nets profits for soup kitchen
Gazette, The (Colorado Springs), Aug 29, 2004, by CARY LEIDER VOGRIN THE GAZETTE

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Lady Lazarus coming to bookstores

My creative writing instructor and friend, Andrew Altschul has his first novel arriving in stores next week. It's called LADY LAZARUS, and here's the book description:

"This spectacular, sprawling debut novel tells the story of Calliope Bird Morath, daughter of legendary punk-rock star Brandt Morath—whose horrific suicide devastated the world—and his notorious wife, Penelope.

The novel is narrated by both Calliope and her obsessive biographer, who follows her from her silent childhood to her first tortured, manic public statements about her father; from her highly publicized publication of a book of poetry to her mysterious disappearance; from her reappearance as the mute leader of a cultlike brigade known as The Muse to her spectacular showdown with the biographer.

A disturbing and razor-sharp meditation on twenty-first-century celebrity culture, Lady Lazarus is also a funny and moving story about the age-old question of the nature of the self."

And here's his book tour schedule:
April 15 - BOOK LAUNCH at Books Inc., San Francisco, CA, 7pm.

May 19 - Drunk Poets Society, Winston's Beach Club, San Diego, CA, 6:30pm.

Andrew's a gifted writer--make sure to check out his book!

Monday, March 17, 2008