For the next year or so I’d like to devote this website to a new category, Guide to the Darby Chronicles. The University Press of New England will be publishing the seventh and concluding novel of the Darby Chronicles, HOWARD ELMAN’S FAREWELL in Fall of 2014 along with new editions of the other six books. Kinda of a big deal for me–my farewell. Howard Elman was the protagonist of the first novel of the series, THE DOGS OF MARCH, published in 1979. Howard was in his early fifties then. Now he’s eight-six. The book begins with the 100th birthday party of Howard’s only living close friend, Cooty Patterson.
The image above represents Cooty’s cabin and stew pot, which has never been cleaned. Cooty just keeps adding to it from road kill he finds on the highway and veggies he picks up here and there.
My books are available in print and electronically from my publishers, University Press of New England, David Godine, Publisher, bookstores, and Amazon.
My literary reputation, such as it is, is based on my realistic novels about small-town New England life, but I’d like to put in a plug in for two books that display another literary identity. MAD BOYS and I LOVE U are novels that deal with alternate worlds. I’ve published these companion books on the Amazon Kindle platform at bargain rates, $2.99 each. I can price these books low and still make a profit because I’ve eliminated the middleman, the publisher. By the way, you don’t need a Kindle to read Kindle books. All you need is an Amazon account. You can download the books on your computer or your phone or tablet.
Most Recent, a Semi-Autobiographical Novel: Never Back Down
The Darby Chronicles: The Dogs of March, A Little More Than Kin, Whisper My Name, The Passion of Estelle Jordan, Live Free or Die, Spoonwood, and (forthcoming) Howard Elman’s Farewell.
Historical Fiction: The Old American
Future Fiction: Mad Boys, I Love U
Nonfiction: New Hampshire Patterns, essays by yours truly, photographs by Jon Gilbert Fox; Greetings from New England, essays about old time postcards.