–> WMN on Sunday — aka the Western Morning News, covering Southwest England — plugged Killing Williamsburg yesterday and quoted me praising the virtues of Scrivener, the application I’ve been using to revise the Bangkok-based novel Soi Six. The print version even had my photo.
In September’s print edition of Writer’s Digest, I was quoted several times talking about the creation of the cover of Killing Williamsburg, which was designed by Meghan Carey. The writer of the article, Grace Dobush, pulled together thoughts and tips from writers in varying hues of the small/big/self press spectrum. BEST PART: In a visual titled “successful cover design,” not only was my book listed as a thriller, but it was placed as the opposing book end to Stephen King. Gone Girl is in there too, so not too shabby for Kill Bill. Web version TK. Full PDF available for download soon.
–> Absolutely amazing, breathtaking essay on Killing Williamsburg in The Awl—I am humbled and awed by this, a spectacular piece of writing by William Kenton.
–> A great review from Words for Worms!
–> Always nice to get a plug from our friends at Bedford+Bowery! Hope Jesse Sposato has a great reading this weekend, too.
–> It was crazy, it was wild, it was a ton of fun. I last-minute-d down to Austin to cover SXSW for New York Magazine’s Bedford + Bowery, and filed a stack of stories about New York (mostly Brooklyn) bands and filmmakers who were down for the fest.
–> A great interview by Daniel McCloskey, the author of A Film About Billy, which is also about a suicide epidemic, over at Karen Lillis’ excellent site The Small Press Librarian.
–> An absolutely terrific review from Mandy Boles! (formerly “The Well-Read Wife)
–>Great plug for tonight’s Naked Girls Reading event by Bedford + Bowery: “It’s hard out there for a first-time novelist, but this one’s naked ambition paid off.”
–> As a bonus of winning the Naked Girls Reading Literary Honors, an excerpt of my book will be read January 15th by NGR’s NYC chapter at 9pm at Under St. Mark’s in the East Village. It’s part of their “Spies Like Us” evening, so you’ll get me PLUS Robert Ludlum and Ian Fleming. I’ll be on hand to autograph books. And ogle.
–> Check out my guest blog on Writer’s Digest as part of their ongoing series, “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far.” Big thanks to Chuck Sambuchino.
You can’t do it alone. That mythology of a lone writer in a room banging out the perfect novel on a typewriter—it’s just a myth.
Great plug on my reading at the Monte Cristo Bookshop by Rick Koster at the New London Day. He liked my “rejected” quotes.
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Audio recording: Bradley Spinelli reading “BOMB-OUT” from Killing Williamsburg at the Launch Party (w/ DJ Questlove) at Trash Bar, 9/10/13.
Video: Bradley Spinelli reading the “LONGING” section of Killing Williamsburg at the Launch Party (w/ DJ Questlove) at Trash Bar, 9/10/13.