Tonight, a repeat of a conversation I had with Penelope Karageorge back in the summer of 2015 upon the release of her newest book of poetry: The Neon Suitcase. Oct. 13, 2016
Tonight will be a repeat of the conversation I had with Penelope Karageorge back in July of 2015.
It was an interesting evening of reading poetry and delving into this extremely personal, revealing, brave, and yet very entertaining work.
Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Penelope on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or click here to listen on-line at the HPR website.
Tonight, a conversation with Jeff Siger, author of Santorini Caesars, the 8th book in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery Series. Sept. 29, 2016
Yesterday I sat looking at a blank screen wondering what in the hell I could possibly write that would be new for this blog posting. After all this will be the sixth time I’ve had a conversation with Jeff on my radio show, Graffiti. Besides that we’ve maintained an intermittent e-mail “conversation” for a few years now.
Of course I could write about his newest book, Santorini Caesars, the eighth in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery Series. Yeah, but I much rather we talked about it on the show.
So there I sat—stumped—as to where to start. Then came the e-mail from Jeff with the information about his Santorini Caesars AUTHOR TOUR.
On October 20th at 6:30 PM Jeff is hosting a Greek-style celebration at MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP, 58 Warren Street, New York, NY, for his eighth Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis novel, SANTORINI CAESARS (“a rock solid mystery” Huffington Post), with food and drink catered by New York’s legendary Periyali Restaurant.
If interested you must RSVP to Linda Marshall 212-716-3269 or e-mail LMARSHALL@kattskykorins.com
Here’s the rest of his itinerary:
Monday, October 10th @ 7:00 PM: St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131)
Saturday, October 15th @ 2:00 PM: Poisoned Pen Bookstore, 4014 N. Goldwater Blvd., Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Sunday, October 16th @ 2:00 PM: Clues Unlimited, 3154 East Fort Lowell Road, Tucson, AZ 85716
Tuesday, October 18th @ 7:00 PM: Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206 (One of the great independent bookstores in America)
For a complete list of tour events and updates to the current schedule—plus West Coast 2017 soon to be added tour dates—please check out the events schedule on Jeff’s website.
Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Jeff on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website. Or use the TuneIn App on your smart device.
CANCELLED!!!! WOMEN WITH GLITTERY TASSELS AND TIARAS, GENTS AND JUGGLERS IN FANCY HATS AND LONG MOUSTACHES…A special event featuring the poetry and music of Susan Cossette Eng, Bill Buschel and Neddy Smith
The part of the roof at Curley’s diner where this was to be held fell down…I think they’re still open for business since the rest of the diner seems fine but our “cubby” is closed down as is our performance until further notice.
A Conversation with John Sazaklis, author of many, MANY books, but most recently Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know and The Lazarus Plan (You Choose Stories: Batman), Sept. 15, 2016
Have you heard about the newest super hero? His power, though somewhat odd, is one I often wish I had: The ability to go without sleep for days at a time. Oh, and his name is No Need To Sleep Man or NNTSM for short.
His secret identity is that of the mild mannered author and comic book aficionado, John Sazaklis. Unlike Batman, who doesn’t need much sleep either, being that he’s the fancy billionaire, playboy Bruce Wayne by day and the cowled crime fighting Batman by night, John puts his super power to work as a writer. How else can you explain his 27 pages of titles on Amazon. Yes, that’s 27 pages, not 27 titles. Mind you some of them are repeats and different formats but still…27 PAGES is 27 PAGES and no matter how you cut it that’s a lot of books…and not much sleep.
Okay, he also does a book signing every now and then. In fact he’s going to be at The Astoria Bookshop on Saturday, September 17 from 3 to 4 pm to sign copies of Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know. The Astoria bookshop is located at 31-29 31st Street in Astoria. Phone: (718) 278-2665.
While there see if you can sneak a peek and see if he’s got his costume on under his street clothes. Here’s a hint: Look for the big, bold letters “N S“ (No Sleep) stitched in midnight blue across his pajama—I mean costume—top.
Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with John on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website. You can also find us on TuneIn on your smart device.
CLICK HERE for the publisher’s page for Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.
This is enough. I could just continue adding more and more things for you to click on but these should keep you busy for awhile.
REMEMBER: I’ll be doing a fundraiser (with Susan Cossette Eng and Neddy Smith) for GraceWorks on Tuesday, September 27, at 7:30 pm at Curley’s Diner (run by some lovely Greek ladies) in Stamford, CT. For more information please click here. You can see the wonderful poster for the event on the right. It’s a free event but seating is limited.
A Repeat of my Conversation with Daniel Klein, author of Every Time I Find The Meaning Of Life, They Change It. Original air date: Jan. 21, 2016
Tune in to WNYE, 91.5 fm, tonight at 7pm to listen to our conversation. Or click here to listen to it as it streams live over the internet.
I also want to let you know that I’ll be doing a fundraiser for GraceWorks on September 27, at Curley’s Diner in Stamford, CT. For more information please click here. You can see the wonderful poster for the event on the right.
A Conversation with Chris Strompolos & Eric Zala, the guys who made what many consider to be the greatest fan film ever made— Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, August 18, 2016
35 years ago Raiders of the Lost Ark came out and was a hit. Folks flocked to the theater to see it. For some it was like a blast from the past—bringing back memories of the serials they watched in theaters back in the 30’s and 40’s. For other—those a bit younger—it was just great, exciting fun.
If you listened to last week’s program—a repeat from November of last year—you heard the conversation I had with Chris Strompolos about how he and Eric Zala—all of 10 and 11 years old at the time—decided to do a shot-by-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
It’s a remarkable story of friendship, dreams, perseverance, boulders and flying wings.
Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Chris and Eric on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website.
A Repeat of my Conversation with Chris Strompolos who played Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, August 4, 2016
Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation is considered by many to be the greatest “FAN” film ever made. Started in 1981 when Chris and his buddy, Eric Zala, were 10 and 11 years old it took them 7 years, essentially the rest of their childhood, to “complete” the film. I have COMPLETE in quotes because, for obvious reasons, they never filmed the airplane scene back then…that would come 20+ years later.
One of the reasons I’m replaying this tonight is to prep everyone for the upcoming August 18, 2016 edition of Graffiti. Two weeks from tonight I’ll have both Chris and Eric on to talk about everything that’s happened recently including the release of the documentary about Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation.
Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program, Graffiti, and listen to a re-run of my conversation with Chris Strompolos on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website.