I'm the author of two novels -- Jokerman 8, a novel of eco-rads, published by Soft Skull Press, and the forthcoming Happy Talk, from Red Lemonade.
I made mediabistro's list of Best Online Fiction Writers. I also write book reviews with more than 100 appearing in Publishers Weekly, The Oregonian, Willamette Week, and The Believer. College was San Francisco State University & Portland, OR is my home. I'm working on a third novel.
I've been developing a narrative style that involves storytelling through quick-moving imagery and long, uninterrupted spells of dialogue. I will never know whether or not it works until you tell me.
One novel was a mess until I read Tristram Shandy. Second book was written in a style combining William Gaddis & Virginia Woolf with content inspired by Maya Deren & Ismael Reed & dialogue straight out of Abbot & Costello. My current work in progress has a bit of Sam Shepard thrown in for good measure. My favorite books include The Recognitions, by William Gaddis (which used to be obscure) & Miss MacIntosh, My Darling, by Marguerite Young (which will always be obscure). The improvised feeling of Robert Altman's films inspires my approach to writing fiction.
Welcome to Fictionaut! :) Good seeing you and your stories here.
Ah, Richard. If only saying something could make it true. Life is complicated, no? Thank you again for reading my work.
welcome, richard. i remember you from red lemonade. enjoy fictionaut!
Welcome to Fictionaut, Richard! Nice to see you here!