Kittredge Quote

"We are driven to the rituals of connection we find in music and dancing and food and storytelling and narcotics and fucking while the rain falls outside. I can hide my dis-ease under booze or hard labor or good works or literature, or any other obsession. But it comes back in the morning.

That's what I did for so long in the taverns, patch over the hole. But my cures were not cures at all; they were places to hide. Surrounded by people, I practiced irony and sarcasm, the easiest arts."

-William Kittredge, Who Owns The West?

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FIREBUG is Sold!

I'm happy to announce I've sold my first young adult novel THE FIREBUG OF BALROG COUNTY to Flux Books. After getting an offer sheet back in March, today I officially signed the contract and mailed it in.

Here's some rough jacket copy for the book:

Dark times have fallen on Balrog County and Mack Druneswald, a college dropout with a love of clandestine arson, is doing his best to deal. While his family is haunted by the specter of his mother’s death, Mack spends his days working at a hardware store and his nights roaming the countryside, looking for something new to burn. When he encounters a pale Goth chick named Katrina, Mack sets out on a path of dissipation and pyromania the likes of which sleepy Balrog County has never seen before.

The Firebug of Balrog County is about legend, small towns, and the fire that binds us all together.

FIREBUG will coming out in Fall of 2015!
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Riverview After Dork

We here at Blogagaard are proud to announce the new blog-cast River After Dork!

Riverview After Dork, a new blog-cast rising from the ashes of the comedic rom-com film review When Harry Met Fatty podcast, Noah Warren and David Oppegaard are going to view and then review the late night Riverview Theater Summer Film Series. It'll be part blog, part mini-podcast, and all dorky fun.

For Epsiode #1 we enter the magically trippy world of The NeverEnding Story. Come for the jokes and playful ennui, stay for the movie madness!



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