Read my irregular column for my hometown newspaper, the Yuma Pioneer.
Nothing on the docket at the moment.
--October 12, 2019: The new editions of the books are finished.
Since my breakup with the latest publisher, I've re-formated, revised, re-covered, and reissued the Strattford County Novels on the newly-minted and mostly imaginary, Daisy Dog Press.
Since I don't know a thing about distribution, I dunno if these suckers will ever show up in actual bookstores. For better or worse, they're only available at online booksellers. In other words, Amazon.
NOTE: Since my old publisher is still selling their remaining stock of the books, I'm now competing with them on my own novels. So, prospective buyers, please choose the author-approved Daisy Dog Press editions over any of the other iterations.
--August 7, 2019: Two items...
1) Zebra Skin Shirt just won 2019 The American Fiction Award
--July 2019: At least I got custody of the kids
First, the rights to my works have reverted back to me. I have full custody, full stop.
Second, I'm writing again. For the past couple of years, I'd found it very hard to want to write. But now I'm back, and my next book is finally starting to emerge from the sludgepit that is my brain.
--June 2019: I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'....
Hill can crack open the awe inside the routinely ignored corners of existence, so the desolate and forgettable setting transforms into another character, full of hidden depths. Taking a walk with the ref then becomes a sporting challenge to reimagine the ordinary.
The, uh, weirdness is composed of two parts:
1) Somebody gets it.
I'm just sayin'.
--May 2019: Zebra Skin Shirt is a finalist for the
--May 2019: Zebra Skin Shirt is a finalist for the
--April 2019: Zebra Skin Shirt is a finalist for the
--April 2019: KGNU Bookclub interview
Part two, which includes a discussion about piles of cow corpses
--June 1, 2018: The Zebra Skin Shirt and the East of Denver Audiobooks are now available! Recorded at Sparky the Dog Studios! Ten bucks!
Preview 'em, as well as several other, more musical recordings from Sparky the Dog Records by clicking right over there------------------->
*There's the eighty-minute version that fits on one CD as well as a five-hour verson, just for masochists.
--March 15, 2018: Future Rural Achive Vol. 4: The M12 organization has published their latest offering in their series of quasi-academic, art-of-the-rural anthologies. This one (sort of) focuses on small-town museums. It includes my short story, "Now Museum, Now You Don't", as well as Erin Harper's screenplay adaptation, which will be made into a film just as soon some generous soul deposits a few dollars into her coffers (hint, hint).
--If you enjoy my stuff, I encourage you to read Zach Boddicker's debut novel, The Essential Carl Mahogany, published by Last Chance Press.
With bands such as Drag the River and 4H Royalty, Zach has been a fixture in Colorado music for years. Turns out he's also a hell of a writer.
Zach invited me to write a blurb and I did so gladly: With internal dialogue to match Nick Hornby at his best (see High Fidelity), and external dialogue that's reminiscent of early Don Delillo (see Great Jones Street, possibly the only musician-novel that I dare compare to this one), author Zach Boddicker has crafted an elegant, oddball, and unapologetically funny tale of ex-Nashville, ex-famous, and ex-boyfriend Carl Mahogany and his existential mission to recover his soul in a tumbleweed junction on the Great Plains of eastern Colorado. Rarely have I seen so much wit mingle so comfortably with such an honest portrayal of rural America's anarchic spirit.
An animated version of an early draft I did for the
--September 2, 2016: Fucking Fabulous Fiction Fest
--July 28, 2016: Novel #3: My new book, Zebra Skin Shirt, is finished. Taking place over the course of ten minutes on the same day that East of Denver ends, the story provides a nutsoid conclusion to The Strattford Trilogy.
Zebra Skin Shirt will be published in the autumn of 2017 by Conundrum Press, based in Golden, Colorado. I remain grateful to the good people at Leapfrog Press who published The Lonesome Trials of Johnny Riles and who never once tried to turn the book into something it wasn't. In moving to Conundrum, I'm able to fulfill a longtime ambition of working with a publisher based in Colorado. [UPDATE, August 10, 2019: Well, that didn't work out.]
--July 23, 2016: Interview: Michelle LeJeune has posted what might be the kookiest interview I've done (so far) at her excellent blog, broad.
--May 23-25, 2016: Artist-In-Residence at the M12 space in Byers, CO: Thanks to M12 for inviting me stay in the bunk house where I was able to write some words and pretend I'm an artist.
--March 24, 2016: KGNU Interview: Here's a more-or-less coherent interview conducted by KGNU's terrific Maeve Conran and Arsen Kashkashian of the Boulder Bookstore: KGNU Radio Bookclub
--November 9, 2015: Colorado Matters Interview
--October 30, 2015: So you think Johnny Riles is implausible? A few stories that may blow your freaking mind (assuming you've read The Lonesome Trials of Johnny Riles, which, if you haven' t done, I suggest you do posthaste).
(Thanks to Marrion, Betty, Maureen, and Tony for the leads.)
--June 14, 2015: Best seller. In the week of its release, The Lonesome Trials of Johnny Riles was the Denver area's best selling paperback fiction title.
--June 4, 2015: The book has been launched. Thanks to everyone for coming out for a terrific event. And thanks to Mark Stevens for capturing the video...
--May 29, 2015: I've finished the Johnny Riles audio book. Listen to the first third of the book for free or download the whole thing from Bandcamp for just $10. I do not have plans to release it on CD.
You can order my books from any of these fine booksellers (and many others).