I have added two more recordings of my interviews to my website.

At Buzzard Beach, Arkansas

At Buzzard Beach, Arkansas

I have uploaded two more recordings of my interviews with Traci Hales-Vass for her Write-On Four Corners program on KSJE public radio to accompany the one I already have up.  Both last about half an hour (with no commercials). Neither has any video. They are only audio. They are in tiny print on the right hand bar below the first video/interview I had with KSJE. Unfortunately, I am not sufficiently skilled in WordPress to change the size of the font. They are between the Top Posts and Pages link and my Tweets.

The interview below it is from May 24, 2017. We discuss the creation of the Farmington Writer’s Circle and the upcoming Meet and Greet to introduce local authors to their readers. We also discussed my latest collection of short stories “The Scent and Other Stories”, which is available at Amazon.

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Hasta Luego.

 

Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Phil Slattery portrait

Phil Slattery
March, 2015

Just for everyone’s information, if you have been following my Instagram account at pslattery1515 and have noticed that there have been no updates for a while, that is because I have changed my Instagram account to philslattery1957. Please follow me there.

The reason for this is because I no longer have the cell phone or the yahoo email accounts that I used to create the pslattery1515 Instagram account. Now Instagram recognizes that I am on a new computer and it wants to send me a security code to confirm my identity, but the only contact info it has are the old cell phone number and the old email address. So I cannot open that account. Therefore, I have created the new account Instagram.com/philslattery1957. Please follow me there.

Update, August 22, 2020: Large Print Edition of A Tale Of Hell…Coming Soon

portrait of Phil Slattery

Hasting’s, Farmington, New Mexico, October, 2015,

I have decided to produce a large print edition of A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror  for the visually challenged. I don’t know when it will be out, hopefully soon.

The mechanics of converting to large print are simple. Changing the font to 18-point vs. 12 was easy enough, but now I have to contend with the font that was larger than the original 12-point and the space between paragraphs. What size do I want to make them?

The larger print, of course, means more pages, so the price will have to increase accordingly, but I will keep the increase to a minimum. I will also have to review the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines and ensure that I am following their advice. This means I may have to change the font from a serif to a non-serif and make other minor adjustments.

Once I have accomplished changing A Tale of Hell… I will look at adapting Click, The Scent and Other Stories, and Nocturne: Poems of Love, Distance, and the Night, a callous and disinterested lover to large print as well.

Thoughts? Comments?

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Ad for A Tale of Hell

New ad created August 19, 2020.

 

Titles Available Now in my Amazon Store

The following works are now available at my Amazon page: amazon.com/author/philslattery.

 

The new cover for A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror as of November 15, 2019.

Available on Kindle. A revamped print edition is coming soon.

 

The Blonde cover fo The Scent and Other Stories

Available on Kindle and in Print

 

Available on Kindle and in Print

 

 

The new cover for Click as of November 15, 2019.

Available on Kindle and in Print

 

Available on Kindle and in Print. Note this story is included in A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror.

 

Available on Kindle and in Print. Note: These stories are included in A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror.

 

Shadows and Stars is my first, full-fledged novel. It is a science-fiction tale about a scientist who invents a portal and transports to an alien world where he becomes caught up in a revolution. I am finishing the first draft. The final draft will probably not require many changes. At approximately 135,000 words, it will be about 300 pages in 6 x9 format. This is how I visualize the cover currently.

 

Shadows and Stars cover 2

Coming hopefully soon.

 

Photo of man wearing a coronavirus mask

Prevent the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19 for the sake of yourself, your friends, and your family.

Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Phil Slattery portrait

Phil Slattery
March, 2015

Just for everyone’s information, if you have been following my Instagram account at pslattery1515 and have noticed that there have been no updates for a while, that is because I have changed my Instagram account to philslattery1957. Please follow me there.

The reason for this is because I no longer have the cell phone or the yahoo email accounts that I used to create the pslattery1515 Instagram account. Now Instagram recognizes that I am on a new computer and it wants to send me a security code to confirm my identity, but the only contact info it has are the old cell phone number and the old email address. So I cannot open that account. Therefore, I have created the new account Instagram.com/philslattery1957. Please follow me there.

Update, August 22, 2020: Large Print Edition of A Tale Of Hell…Coming Soon

portrait of Phil Slattery

Hasting’s, Farmington, New Mexico, October, 2015,

I have decided to produce a large print edition of A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror  for the visually challenged. I don’t know when it will be out, hopefully soon. Changing the font to 18-point vs. 12 was easy enough, but now I have to contend with the font that was larger than the original 12-point and the space between paragraphs. What size do I want to make them? The larger print, of course, means more pages, so the price will have to increase accordingly, but I will keep the increase to a minimum. I will also have to review the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines and ensure that I am following their advice. This means I may have to change the font from a serif to a non-serif and make other minor adjustments.

Once I have accomplished changing A Tale of Hell… I will look at adapting Click, The Scent and Other Stories, and Nocturne: Poems of Love, Distance, and the Night, a callous and disinterested lover to large print as well.

Thoughts? Comments?

Don’t forget to like and subscribe.

Ad for A Tale of Hell

New ad created August 19, 2020.

 

Update, August 22, 2020: Large Print Edition of A Tale Of Hell…Coming Soon

portrait of Phil Slattery

Hasting’s, Farmington, New Mexico, October, 2015,

I have decided to produce a large print edition of A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror  for the visually challenged. I don’t know when it will be out, hopefully soon. Changing the font to 18-point vs. 12 was easy enough, but now I have to contend with the font that was larger than the original 12-point and the space between paragraphs. What size do I want to make them? The larger print, of course, means more pages, so the price will have to increase accordingly, but I will keep the increase to a minimum. I will also have to review the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines and ensure that I am following their advice. This means I may have to change the font from a serif to a non-serif and make other minor adjustments.

Once I have accomplished changing A Tale of Hell… I will look at adapting Click, The Scent and Other Stories, and Nocturne: Poems of Love, Distance, and the Night, a callous and disinterested lover to large print as well.

Thoughts? Comments?

Don’t forget to like and subscribe.

Ad for A Tale of Hell

New ad created August 19, 2020.

 

Titles Available Now in my Amazon Store

The following works are now available at my Amazon page: amazon.com/author/philslattery.

 

The new cover for A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror as of November 15, 2019.

Available on Kindle. A revamped print edition is coming soon.

 

The Blonde cover fo The Scent and Other Stories

Available on Kindle and in Print

 

Available on Kindle and in Print

 

 

The new cover for Click as of November 15, 2019.

Available on Kindle and in Print

 

Available on Kindle and in Print. Note this story is included in A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror.

 

Available on Kindle and in Print. Note: These stories are included in A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror.

 

Shadows and Stars is my first, full-fledged novel. It is a science-fiction tale about a scientist who invents a portal and transports to an alien world where he becomes caught up in a revolution. I am finishing the first draft. The final draft will probably not require many changes. At approximately 135,000 words, it will be about 300 pages in 6 x9 format. This is how I visualize the cover currently.

 

Shadows and Stars cover 2

Coming hopefully soon.

 

Photo of man wearing a coronavirus mask

Prevent the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19 for the sake of yourself, your friends, and your family.

Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

Phil Slattery portrait

Phil Slattery
March, 2015

Just for everyone’s information, if you have been following my Instagram account at pslattery1515 and have noticed that there have been no updates for a while, that is because I have changed my Instagram account to philslattery1957. Please follow me there.

The reason for this is because I no longer have the cell phone or the yahoo email accounts that I used to create the pslattery1515 Instagram account. Now Instagram recognizes that I am on a new computer and it wants to send me a security code to confirm my identity, but the only contact info it has are the old cell phone number and the old email address. So I cannot open that account. Therefore, I have created the new account Instagram.com/philslattery1957. Please follow me there.

From YouTube: John Steinbeck’s Rules of Writing

As I finish up Shadows and Stars, my sci-fi/adventure/horror novel/work in progress, the wisdom of Steinbeck’s advice becomes increasingly powerful. I have been going through the exact same processes he describes here. Hearing these again for the umpteenth time (I am seen them before in various magazine articles and videos) but with having the experience of finishing a novel, the truth of these has hit me harder than ever before. Before, they were one of those things that you and say, “wow, that makes sense”. But having lived these now, the wisdom of these hits me like a hammer.  Take them to heart. They will help in your writing adventure.