Timothy Gager is the author of eleven books of short fiction and poetry. His latest, The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan, (Big Table Publishing) is his first novel. He hosts the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts for over thirteen years and is the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival. His work appears in over 300 journals, of which nine have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work has been read on National Public Radio.
I love the production of work. I love that there is always room for improvement.
Timothy, I couldn't have written my ghostly spirit vampire story without you!
Thanks for your great comments, Tim! Maybe sometime I'll get up to Cambridge sometime to go to your series...
Was thrilled by your comments for "Space Man" Timothy. Thanks so much!
Thank you so much for your very kind response to fly, Timothy. I look forward to reading more of your work. - Q
thanks for reading!
Been reading your collection, Treating a Sick Animal. LOVE IT! I hope 2011 is a great year for you and your writing!
Hi there, Tim. So nice to come full circle with you here at fictionaut!
Tim, thank you for reading boyfriends. Really appreciate your comments.
I love your story in jmww, the flash issue: How to Give Dating Advice as a State Social Worker. WOW! Fantastic read. Made me want to devour all of your writing! Thanks.
Hey Tim! Should have known you were here :)
Hey Tim, thanks so much for reading, and taking the time to comment. I'm actually in the middle of a reworking of this, taking all the input to heart. Like those beer kegs.
You should try SmokeLong!
Hey Tim, thanks for the comment. It's nice to meet you!
Hmmm...did you ever get any comments back about why people aren't taking it? How long ago did you write it? The longest gap I've ever had is 8 years between writing a story and it being accepted somewhere, so you know, it's all about luck and that. Although, I must say, I had to read it a few times b/c I wasn't sure if it was an actual explosion or a 'fight' explosion. But I also kind of like that ambiguity in a story---I hate when people just outright 'tell' everything. I'm being no help here.
Hey! Thanks for your comment. Love "What we did after the explosion." Look forward to reading more of your stuff.
Hey, Tim...WYou're everywhere...
I live in Franklin. Just north of the RI Border. Last stop on the commuter rail about an hour from South Station. Hope to get up to Dire Literary Series sometime! Is it both poetry and prose?
Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my story, Tim.
Hey I just checked out WHL and you're right Chekhov is the bomb!
haven't met, ahven't been to reading series. new to boston, not that familiar. we could meet, though. would like to meet more local writers. one does like to socialize with one's own, discuss the lit we read, not to mention our own work. when is next reading? maybe my wife (a poet and essayist - deja earley - published in a few pretty good magazines) and i will try to come.
hey - wow - i didn't realize you were in cambridge. i'm in brighton!
Thanks for the kind words. I really liked your piece "The Best Interest of the Child" as well.
Hey, Tim. Glad to see you here!
Hi, Tim. It was so great meeting you. You are an awesome host.