This week I give you ch. 3-4 and some shout outs to old friends, one of whom is Gomyo the Hoodie Monk. Check out this track off his latest CD. He brings the rhymes and paint from Japan by way of the US Midwest originally. Gomyo has been a listener since Jack Wakes Up.
Episode 01 is free now — Three Chapters — live and direct for your ears!
What if Michael Jordan played one secret pickup game in summer 1996 to pay off a debt so big it would get him banned from the NBA for life?
Follow Jack Palms on a hunt from San Francisco to Hawaii and back across the country as he tracks the one man who knows the truth and has the shoes to prove it, a felon who just skipped bond to chase his dream — and the mythical pair of sneakers that can only go by one name.
This winter I have two classes coming up: the first online and the second local to the Pioneer Valley (Central Mass.)
1) Online Course: The Gripping Read at LitReactor Dates: Jan 23 to Feb 20th Place: Fully online You know the feeling when the sense of reading falls away, and you find yourself completely immersed in a book’s action? I’ll show you how to write like that: Engage readers. More here at LitReactor.
2) Local course in Central Mass: 8-Week Intro to Fiction Workshop Dates: Mondays from Feb 5 to March 26th. Time: 7-9PM. Place: Williamsburg, MA
In this course, you will produce creative work of your own and learn how to discuss and critique the work of others. More here from the Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop.
I hope you’ll come join me to learn more about writing craft, stories, and fiction in general. We’ll be doing a lot to discuss the writer-reader connection.
You can also find more of my teaching options and private sessions here via my Patreon page. (Look to upper level rewards.)
I’m also teaching a monthly office hour on the last Friday of the month. Sign up here to get notices about that. It’s FREE!
What do the first American Private Eyes have in common with classic Jordan “retro” sneakers?
I’m glad you asked, because that’s where I start in my newest essay featured in this month’s edition of Crimespree Magazine. Entitled “From Gunshoes to Gum Soles and Dicks to Kicks”, it’s now available for your inquisitive mind over at: CrimespreeMagDotCom. Read it today, online or wait for the Crimespree Magazine dead-tree edition, to be available in stores near you real soon.
I’ll tell you a secret: you should check out those folks over at Crimespree Magazine. They’re the best at covering my understanding of the World of Crime Fiction. It’s my crime fiction and they’ve got it covered.
Back to my news! In my essay, “From Gumshoes to Gum Soles and Dicks to Kicks”, I get into my own interest in Jordans. How my interest came about and just how many I currently own. What role they play in my writing process? How new protagonist Clara Donner wears her Jordans out on the courts of San Francisco when she plays pickup.
I hope you’ll give it a look over at Crimespree Magazine. Tell ’em YOUR BOY sent you!
The 1995 Classic Jordan XI, the shoe Michael Jordan wore during his BEST NBA SEASON (and my personal pick for best all-time sneaker) goes on sale tomorrow! “Hallelujah!” says this Revivalist… who’s very much interested in purchasing his own pair of the new Navy with GUM SOLES! But good luck buying yourself a pair. These Jordans are a limited release and only a handful of pairs will be sold off to drawing winners! SEE HERE: Visit SneakerNewsDotCom for more pics of the desirable “NavyGum“.