Category: Almost Home Novel


Promo Codes to Get ALMOST HOME Audiobook for Free

ACX/ gives me 25 complimentary download codes for each book I sell through them. So, if you wanted to grab the audiobook version of ALMOST HOME, but were too stingy to fork over the dough, you may use one of...

/ 1 April 2015

Saturday Show #54: Seize the Day by Saul Bellow (Or, Holden Caulfield Ages)

Analyzing the novella “Seize the Day” by Saul Bellow and the philosophical nature of post-modern literary fiction. Seize the Day by Saul Bellow Almost Home by Frank Marcopolos Real Writers’ Workshop Meetup On the Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche

/ 5 April 2014

Saturday Show #53: The Country Husband by John Cheever (Or, The Universe Doesn’t Care About Your Nonsense)

Analyzing “The Country Husband” by John Cheever and the documentary “Searching for Sugar Man.” Show Notes: John Cheever Searching for Sugar Man Almost Home

/ 22 March 2014

Saturday Show #52: The Cloak by Isak Dinesen (Secretly Known as Karen Blixen) + A Secret History of the American Crash by Gonzalo Lira

What is the purpose of a postmodern literary story? How is it different from storytelling styles of the past? And why should you care? Plus, Frank reads an excerpt from “The Cloak” by Isak Dinesen (pen name of Danish author...

/ 9 March 2014

Silent Saturday Show: Mini-Review of “Acrobat” by Gonzalo Lira and Interview with the Author

Mini-review of “Acrobat” by Gonzalo Lira: The contract that Mr. Lira makes with the reader at the start of this novel is this: fasten your seatbelt. He then proceeds to deliver on this contract throughout the narrative. The early relentless...

/ 25 January 2014

Saturday Show #47: Nirvana by Adam Johnson (Plus, A-Roid Bounced!)

A-Rod found guilty! 162-game suspension! An entire career built on ‘roidy fraud! And Frank discusses how this illuminates some of the deepest philosophical concepts of our time. (No, it isn’t a stretch.) Also discussed are “Nirvana” by Pulitzer Prize winner...

/ 11 January 2014

Saturday Show #16: Woody Allen and Ernest Hemingway

Saturday Show #16 Topics: – “Midnight in Paris” — themes, characters, Owen Wilson – The “weight” of scenes – Narrative flow – “The Contest” by Grace Paley – Noir

/ 12 April 2013

Science and Faith in Art – Perfect Together!

As a way to break the ice, or just FYI: Stories should have meaning. Stories should have importance. Stories should MOVE the reader and, at the very least, make her/him think about an important issue in a new way. *...

/ 26 March 2013

Saturday Show #11: Chapter 1 of ALMOST HOME by Frank Marcopolos

As part of a clever, clever marketing ploy to tease you into wanting to buy ALMOST HOME, I’ve provided an audio version of the first chapter above. I am so dang clever it hurts. It hurts every part of my...

/ 11 March 2013

This Week in Literary Links #9

2012 Prix Aurora Award Nominees Announced SOPA’s Evil Sister — CISPA Nook Steps Ahead of Kindle with GlowLight A Talk with a Barnes & Noble CRM Review: Soldier/Geek WHIRLIGIG Alum Jeff Somers Writes Not a Movie Review The Strange Case...

/ 20 April 2012