Punch and Goodies Time!

Join me this coming Sunday, December 11, at 11:00 AM via Zoom For a Literary Brunch! Here’s the link


I know you want to hear a scene from my new novel! And Melissa answers four questions from me about her work in the video she sent, since she can’t be here, because, well, it would be about 1:00 AM in the morning in Japan, where she teaches. Who is Melissa? An author to be emulated, that’s who! Here is her bio:

Melissa Llanes Brownlee (she/her), a native Hawaiian writer, living in Japan, has work published or forthcoming in SmokeLong Quarterly, Reckon Review, The Hennepin Review, Cheap Pop,  Five South, Cotton Xenomorph, Parentheses Journal, Empty House Press and Indian Review. She is in Best Small Fictions 2021, Best Microfiction 2022, and Wigleaf Top 50 2022. Read Hard Skin from Juventud Press and Kahi and Lua from Alien Buddha. She tweets @lumchanmfa and talks story at www.melissallanesbrownlee.com.

See what I mean? This morning, she just received another Pushcart Prize nomination. I first met her when she played her ukulele and sang live “Here Comes the Sun” on Twitter. Since that happens to be my iPhone ringtone, we bonded and have been corresponding ever since.

AND you get to hear a scene from my newest WIP (nearly done) novel, Chocolate and Roses on Armitage and a poem from my forthcoming poetry book, Weaver’s Knot: Poems.

What I hope to hear from you is what you’re reading and writing, which books you’re gifting in 2022, and what you hope for the new year.

This will be our last chance to chat before the holidays overtake us (as they do no matter whether you wish to celebrate or no) and before the New Year, with its longer perspectives.

So make your favorite beverage (See below for an idea that can be a mocktail or a cocktail, your choice) and snacks (Also see the post below for a recipe or two) and come along to share some good wishes and good cheer.

Who knows, we may sing as well! Just hear those sleigh bells jingling. . . .

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