Tag: almost home


Saturday Show #48: Eventide by James Purdy (Plus, Holding Amazon Accountable)

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Almost Home Novel, Podcast, Saturday Show, Writing Group. 2 comments

18th January

In this episode of Saturday Show Podcast, Frank explains how to get free stuff from Amazon.com. Then, he relays the lessons learned from the analysis of “Eventide” by James Purdy by the Real Writers Workshop in Austin, Texas.

Show notes:

James Purdy
Almost Home

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Science and Faith in Art – Perfect Together!

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Almost Home Novel, Salinger, Stories. No Comments

26th March

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.

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One thing that I find fascinating is the interplay between stories and their real, definitive impact on … Read More »


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

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Almost Home Novel, Podcast, Saturday Show. No Comments

11th March

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 body. TMI, I … Read More »


The Secret Psychological Structure Behind Interpersonal Interactions

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Almost Home Novel, Vital Insights. 1 Comment

29th October

There’s a secret structure to human interactions, and if you don’t know what it is, you’re losing.

Even worse, you’re being laughed at behind your back.

“The knowledge of how to build a nest in a bare tree, how to fly to the wintering place, how to perform the mating dance—all of this information is stored in … Read More »


This Week in Literary Links #9

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Almost Home Novel, Literary Links. No Comments

20th April

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 of a Mind Shift Downloaded Over 127 Times!

ALMOST HOME Selling for Just 299 Pennies

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Happy Clicking…

P.S. I’ve decided to start podcasting regularly … Read More »


This Week in Literary Links #8

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Almost Home Novel, Literary Links. No Comments

13th April

Publishers and Libraries Don’t Understand Each Other

New York Public Library’s Plan to Take Books from Shelves Worries Scholars

Another Publisher Launches E-Book Subscription Site

The Secret to Overnight Book Marketing Success

Macmillan to Fight DoJ Lawsuit

AG Holder on the DoJ Lawsuit on Price-Fixing by Publishing Houses

How to Increase Traffic and Revenue by Writing for Fewer Readers

ALMOST HOME Gets … Read More »


The New Paltz Thing (Why I Wrote ALMOST HOME)

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Almost Home Novel, Essays. 4 comments

16th September

Under the Brooklyn el, we said we’d keep in touch, my high school buddies and I, but we knew—deep down in the dark recesses of a 1990 Summer night—that that just was not true. We were splitting up and going off to college, to full-time work, to technical schools, to rehab facilities, to jail, to … Read More »


Almost Home Promo

Posted by Frank Marcopolos in Almost Home Novel. 2 comments

21st July

To enjoy the podcast, click PLAY above, or download the MP3 file by right-clicking, and using Save Link As…

To buy the entire novel as an e-book for Kindle ($2.99), click here.

To buy the entire novel as an ebook in any other format, including … Read More »