Update: October 4, 2019, 1:26 a.m. CST, Miscellaneous Notes

Working late at night in an IHOP in Midland, Texas, May 2019 (photo by Francene Kilgore-Slattery)

I felt tired all day, although I did get about five hours sleep last night, which is normal for me.

I didn’t get any writing done on the novel today. I was too tired all day and most of the evening, and didn’t wake up or have any energy until I started updating my Amazon’s author’s page around 10:00 p.m. Earlier, I updated my ads for Nocturne and Click and A Tale of Hell and scheduled the posting of one of two for various times during this month.

I just finished reading the short story “Kansas City Ganges” by Henri Colt on FictionontheWeb.co.uk.

It’s a really neat little story. I recommend it.

Reading “Kansas City Ganges” felt really good to me. I guess I just needed to read something good. I have been watching movies and surfing YouTube of late. Sometimes I just need to hear/read a good story. Some of the most fun I have had recently has been listening to audio books and classical music on a German classical music station that I can get via the Internet. I was listening to Derek Jacobi read The Odyssey earlier. That is a really beautiful telling and a wonderful story. I can understand why it’s remembered after…what? 2,500 years? Hearing a master speaker like Derek Jacobi read it is a wonderful experience.

I have been listening to Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle in my car. It’s a struggle to get through it, not because of the narration or writing though. Both are great. But the story is so da—- depressing. I don’t recommend reading this if you are depressed or feeling down. It definitely won’t lighten your day any and it may nudge you closer to the brink. Still, it is a good story, expertly, if not beautifully written. I checked out Sinclair’s bio on the Internet recently and found out that his primary writing background was as a journalist. That explains a lot about his writing voice.

There are several audio-books that I need to just sit down and focus on and finish in one sitting. One is Stephen King’s Christine (if I can find disc 2). Another is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. I also have Methuselah’s Children by Robert Heinlein, though it’s not as intriguing to me as the first two.

In hardcover, I need to finish Kerouac’s Desolation Angels, William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist, and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. I just find it hard to sit down for very long and focus on one book. Follow me on Goodreads, if you want to see all the other books I should be finishing.

It’s almost 2:00 a.m. and I have to rise at 7:00. I must go to bed.

Good night.

Phil Slattery Will Be Reading from His Upcoming Novel at the Farmington Writers Circle on September 13.

Phil Slattery, 2015

Phil Slattery will read the beginning of his upcoming novel The Spy Who Escaped from Hell at the Farmington Writers Circle, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the Cosmic Café, 220 West Main St, Farmington (next to Tales of Tomorrow Comics).  The Public is invited.

Phil Slattery has been writing short fiction for over twenty years.  He is currently working on two novels, one science fiction and the other The Spy Who Escaped from Hell, a deeply philosophical combination of horror, espionage, madness, and betrayal with an overlying story of a man’s undying love for a woman.

For more information, e-mail philslattery87410@gmail.com or contact us via this website.

To see all of Phil’s works, visit amazon.com/author/philslattery.

Phil Slattery Will Be Reading from His Upcoming Novel at the Farmington Writers Circle on September 13.

Phil Slattery, 2015

Phil Slattery will read the beginning of his upcoming novel The Spy Who Escaped from Hell at the Farmington Writers Circle, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the Cosmic Café, 220 West Main St, Farmington (next to Tales of Tomorrow Comics).  The Public is invited.

Phil Slattery has been writing short fiction for over twenty years.  He is currently working on two novels, one science fiction and the other The Spy Who Escaped from Hell, a deeply philosophical combination of horror, espionage, madness, and betrayal with an overlying story of a man’s undying love for a woman.

For more information, e-mail philslattery87410@gmail.com or contact us via this website.

To see all of Phil’s works, visit amazon.com/author/philslattery.

Phil Slattery Will Be Reading from His Upcoming Novel at the Farmington Writers Circle on September 13.

Phil Slattery will read the beginning of his upcoming novel The Spy Who Escaped from Hell at the Farmington Writers Circle, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the Cosmic Café, 220 West Main St, Farmington (next to Tales of Tomorrow Comics).  The Public is invited.

Phil Slattery has been writing short fiction for over twenty years.  He is currently working on two novels, one science fiction and the other The Spy Who Escaped from Hell, a deeply philosophical combination of horror, espionage, madness, and betrayal with an overlying story of a man’s undying love for a woman.

For more information, e-mail philslattery87410@gmail.com or contact us via this website.

To see all of Phil’s works, visit amazon.com/author/philslattery.

Phil Slattery Will Be Reading from His Upcoming Novel at the Farmington Writers Circle on September 13.

Phil Slattery, 2015

Phil Slattery will read the beginning of his upcoming novel The Spy Who Escaped from Hell at the Farmington Writers Circle, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the Cosmic Café, 220 West Main St, Farmington (next to Tales of Tomorrow Comics).  The Public is invited.

Phil Slattery has been writing short fiction for over twenty years.  He is currently working on two novels, one science fiction and the other The Spy Who Escaped from Hell, a deeply philosophical combination of horror, espionage, madness, and betrayal with an overlying story of a man’s undying love for a woman.

For more information, e-mail philslattery87410@gmail.com or contact us via this website.

To see all of Phil’s works, visit amazon.com/author/philslattery.

Phil Slattery Will Be Reading from His Upcoming Novel at the Farmington Writers Circle on September 13.

Phil Slattery, 2015

Phil Slattery will read the beginning of his upcoming novel The Spy Who Escaped from Hell at the Farmington Writers Circle, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the Cosmic Café, 220 West Main St, Farmington (next to Tales of Tomorrow Comics).  The Public is invited.

Phil Slattery has been writing short fiction for over twenty years.  He is currently working on two novels, one science fiction and the other The Spy Who Escaped from Hell, a deeply philosophical combination of horror, espionage, madness, and betrayal with an overlying story of a man’s undying love for a woman.

For more information, e-mail philslattery87410@gmail.com or contact us via this website.

To see all of Phil’s works, visit amazon.com/author/philslattery.

The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Again on July 13

Kevin T. Boekhoff
Author
2012

The Farmington Writers Circle will meet on July 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Entertainmart’s Hardback Café, 3020 East 20th Street, Farmington, NM.  The topic of discussion will center around lessons learned from the Meet and Greet on June 9, initiating planning for the Winter Meet and Greet (circa November 25). and small projects we can undertake in the meantime to publicize our works.

The night’s reader will be Kevin T. Boekhoff.  Kevin is the author of I Forgot That I Remembered, a humorous look at his life with Parkinson’s disease,  Just Me: Humorous, Helpful and Odd, which consists of stories from throughout his life, and his gospel ventriloquism book, I Know What You Know, Adventures in Gospel Ventriloquism, featuring Youtube links to the scripts in the book. He also writes a daily devotion called “Tugs & Nudges” and a series of ventriloquism “pictoons.”

He has won several awards at Humorpress.com and one at the Storyteller. 

He currently challenges himself with ventriloquism. This includes the making of characters, writing of skits and performing them. He says this helps him fight Parkinson’s by doing things he enjoys. 

Kevin’s website is: http://kevintboekhoff.wordpress.com.  You can also find him on Youtube and at http://www.facebook.com/KevinTBoekhoffAuthor.

Please feel free to join us.  There are no membership requirements other than to have an interest in reading or writing.