One of the best things Beatitude has brought to my life is the connection with like-minded souls whom I might otherwise never have met. Most recent case in point: Loren Kantor, “a passionate, curious Woodcutter/Writer living in Hollywood with a love for movies, music and old Los Angeles.” Kantor discovered Beatitude through my author site and emailed to tell me about his most recent project: a woodcut of Jack Kerouac.
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March 12, 2012: Jack Kerouac’s 90th birthday and, appropriately enough, the date of my first reading from Beatitude, at Barnes & Noble, 82nd and Broadway, NYC. A huge thanks to everyone who came out! It was great to see
I stumbled upon the first sign for my reading at Barnes & Noble by accident when I went to the restroom at the store just before another author’s reading. There it was, right between the doors marked Men and Women. I had to laugh, though Lou Pizzitola, who organizes the readings, assured me that [...]
March 12, the date of my first Beatitude reading, is Jack Kerouac’s birthday! The timing was a total coincidence, but, really, as Beatitude asks, is anything ever a coincidence? In honor of the big day, I’ll be reading an appropriate excerpt from Beatitude, in which Kerouac and his fellow Beats figure. Jack, pictured here in [...]
The official movie poster for the big screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road—which features prominently in my own novel, Beatitude—has finally been released. The movie stars Sam Riley as OTR’s narrator, Sal Paradise (Jack Kerouac), Garrett Hedlund as Sal’s best friend, Dean Moriarty (Neal Cassady), and Kristen Stewart as Dean’s first wife, Marylou (Luanne [...]
Beat scholar and aficionado Dave Moore of Bristol, England, has put together a collection of novels inspired by the life and work of Jack Kerouac and included Beatitude in the mix, along with a dozen others. You can see the full collection here. Moore runs the Jack Kerouac Facebook group and his Beat credentials are impressive: [...]
St. Mark’s Bookshop, the beloved East Village NYC literary landmark that was recently on the verge of closing due to an overwhelming rent increase, just reached a deal with landlord Cooper Union and will remain open. To celebrate, St. Mark’s is now selling Beatitude! Well, actually, St. Mark’s is throwing a
Beatitude is now available as an ebook for just about any kind of device. You can get the Kindle version at Amazon and versions for Nook, iPad, iBook and Sony Reader at Smashwords. All versions are $9.95.
Peter Hale at the Allen Ginsberg Estate runs the excellent all-things-Allen website as well as the daily Allen Ginsberg Project blog. Peter has been an advocate, supporter and friend from the first time I contacted him
The first copies of Beatitude have arrived and it looks amazing! Surreal to actually hold it after all the years of working on it. Beatitude is now available from Rebel Satori Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and multiple independent and international booksellers through AbeBooks.
Good news! Beatitude is now in stock on Amazon, where it has already received a 5-star review. While you’re waiting for your copy to arrive, you can use the “Search Inside this Book” tool to read the first chapter. Of course, you can also still order the book from the publisher, Rebel Satori Press, where [...]
Beatitude is “temporarily out of stock” on Amazon—that’s sort of a good thing! You can still order it there and Amazon will ship it when available (soon, hopefully!). Or, you can order the book right now directly from Rebel Satori Press, where it is #2 on the Current Top Sellers list. Why wait? Order now and make [...]