Saturday brought back memories aplenty and created new ones that I’ll treasure. Returning to my corner of Philadelphia always does that for me, and being able to visit Philly and talk about a book that is very much about the city’s life is an author’s dream. To do so as a conversation with a journalist … Continue reading The Kindness of Book People
Last Thursday’s reading at Rockland Library brought some great questions from an audience of friends and strangers. A lovely and welcoming library, the place is special to me because for years I’ve attended meetings of the Rockland Shakespeare Society in the same room where I spoke about MORTAL THINGS. For authors on the less well-known … Continue reading Thank You, Friends AND Strangers!
Very excited to announce that after a mere 36-year gestation period, Mortal Things has arrived! Tonight at 7 PM, Tree of Life Publishers and I will raise a glass to our shared journey. It all happens at Philadelphia's Mermaid Inn, site of wonderful occasions from as far back as my first year of teaching at … Continue reading MORTAL THINGS Day!
Writing projects that don’t want to end can be hellish for writers. Winston Churchill’s advice to the British people during the London Blitz comes to mind: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” One way forward is to read great books about great strugglers, like The Splendid and the Vile. Thirty-six years ago, I began … Continue reading Churchill’s Advice Holds For Writers Too/Raving for THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE.
Enjoyed being this week’s guest on The Brian And Lee Show on WWDB-AM Talk 860. Here’s the link for the podcast of Saturday’s show. https://wwdbam.com/episodes/the-brian-and-lee-show-interview-with-ned-bachus/ Hit Play then slide the little time cursor to 19:30, where the interview begins. Runs to 52:19. Had a great time talking with the father-son hosts about MORTAL THINGS and … Continue reading First pre-publication interview to share!
Mortal Things has been a constant in my life for more than three decades. It began in the late eighties as a short story, which morphed into a novella then into a novel. Set during a time of changing values and beliefs and in a Philadelphia neighborhood known for its diversity of ethnicity, race, and social … Continue reading MORTAL THINGS Publication Date & Cover Reveal!