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Tonight, a repeat of a conversation I had with the speculative fiction author Beth Bernobich way back in October of 2009. Nov. 10, 2016

November 10, 2016

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Tonight I’m going to harken back to a show from the last decade. This is a conversation I had with the speculative fiction (i.e. Science Fiction/Fantasy) 1590210360author Beth Bernobich back in 2009. What makes this show so unusual is that I can’t—or won’t—tell you what the Greek connection is other then the show includes a very special appearance by our very own Anthoula Katsimatides.mv5bnzcxnja5njm2mv5bml5banbnxkftztgwntk4odu1nte-_v1_

Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Beth on Hellenic Public Radio/CosmosFM, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website. Or use the TuneIn App on your smart device.

Click here for Beth Bernobich’s website.

Click here for the story that is so beautifully read by Anthoula.

Click here for the link to the title character’s wikipedia page.

Click here for Anthoula’s website.

Tonight I’ll be talking to my friend and great artist, Viktor Koen about his new exhibition BESTIARY: Bizarre Myths & Chimerical Fancies. Nov. 1, 2016.

November 1, 2016

 

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Viktor Koen’s exhibition, BESTIARY: Bizarre Myths & Chimerical Fancies opens this coming Thursday night, November 3, 2016, at the imagesUNITED PHOTO INDUSTRIES Gallery located at 16 Main Street #B, DUMBO, Brooklyn NY, 11201 (718) 801-8099. There’s an opening night reception from 6-9 pm.

We pre-recorded this last Tuesday night. Listen and you’ll hear the fun we had talking about his work, mythology and the oftenunknown scary, but just as often, misunderstood creatures of legend…and as much fun as that was, our dinner afterward turned to be ten times more enlightening and fun. But it’s a good thing that that portion of the evening was not recorded.

images-7Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Viktor 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.

Click here for Viktor’s website.

Click here for BESTIARY: Bizarre Myths & Chimerical Fancies information at Viktor’s website.

Click here for BESTIARY: Bizarre Myths & Chimerical Fancies information at the United Photo Industries website.images-6

Click here for the FB invitation to BESTIARY: Bizarre Myths & Chimerical Fancies.

Click here for Viktor’s Ted Talk.

Click here for help that isn’t likely to come.

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

October 13, 2016

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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.

Click here to link to the original blog post for the show on July 9, 2015.Penelope

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

September 29, 2016

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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.

3 Mykonos Magazine 2008LET ME START WITH WHERE HE’LL BE ON OCTOBER 20th at 6:30 pm.

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)

Friday, November 11th @ 7:00PM I’m in Pittsburgh at Mystery Lovers santorini-mapBookshop, 514 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont, PA 15139

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.

CLICK HERE for Jeff’s page at his publisher Poisoned Pen Press.

CLICK HERE for Jeff’s website.

CLICK HERE for the Poisoned Pen Press page for Santorini Caesars.

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

September 20, 2016

 

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

September 15, 2016

marvelHave you heard about the newest super hero? His power, though somewhat odd, is one I often wish I had: The ability to go without71ykx7jkpdl sleep for days at a time. Oh, and his name is No Need To Sleep Man or NNTSM for short.

61m6gekdnol-_sx260_ 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 much611gfye5e0l sleep.

Okay, he also does a book signing every now and then. In 61xvct1rntl-_sx409_bo1204203200_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 my71ykx7jkpdl 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 Facebook page for the book signing tour.

CLICK HERE for John’s Blog: SAZMAGIC

CLICK HERE for for the We Heart Astoria post about John’s book signing at The Astoria Bookshop.

61qmvbtg00l-_sx376_bo1204203200_CLICK HERE for the publisher’s page for Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.

CLICK HERE for The Astoria Bookshop.

CLICK HERE for for John’s 27 pages at Amazon!Sept 27

CLICK HERE for John’s bio at Wizard World.

CLICK HERE for a listing of 88 of John’s books at Good Reads.

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

September 1, 2016

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Yes, it’s another repeat…but even so, I hope you find it enjoyable.Sept 27

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.

Click here to get to the original blog entry for this show.

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.