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Amazon Connect page includes a linked bibliography, reading lists, and a book-oriented blog.


Liquor / Prime

Exclusive excerpts from LIQUOR and PRIME!

Even-more-exclusive "lost chapter" from LIQUOR -- never available anywhere but here!


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Previously unpublished fiction from my rejection-slip years.


The H.O.G. Syndrome

The H.O.G. Syndrome is a very short "novel" I wrote when I was 12 years old, the first draft in one of those nifty '70s "blank books" (it had a cover patterned with denim and butterfly appliques), the second draft on the monstrous blue electric typewriter on which I later wrote Lost Souls. Though The H.O.G. Syndrome owes far too large a debt to Archie comics, I still like it and think that -- with its cheerful characters, emphasis on dialogue, and food (though definitely not foodie) focus -- in a weird ways it's closer to the Liquor books than anything I wrote in the interim. In places it's embarrassing enough that I was tempted to revise it, but I present it here exactly as it was written circa 1979. At any rate, it is my gift to you. I hope you enjoy it.

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The story is fiction, but the restaurant is real ... and really, really good.


Writing online



System Freeze
Mountains and men in black -- written for the web site of hit film The Matrix.

Red Light Black and White: Photography by Ellen Von Unworth


Interviews online



Purple Proze

All seven issues of Purple Proze, the newsletter started in 1995 by my former assistant Robert Sage and continued by me until 1999. Note: Please do not ask for a subscription to PP -- it is defunct!