10/16/16 “Bob Dylan, The Crossing Pre-Order, and a Failed Adventure” 

This week in literary things… Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Some may disagree with this. My co-host on Between Pages, for example, isn’t a fan. Others might say, “let a novelist or poet win.”

One thing is for certain: Dylan has been making an impact on writers of all mediums and genres since the late 60s. Songwriters, poets, novelists, and screenwriters all draw inspiration from Dylan’s art, life, and craft. My favorite reinvention of the man is the Coen Brother’s 2013 film Inside Llewyn Davis.

And, despite whatever you may think of him as a musician, he’s wracked up a considerable bibliography of songs, lyrics, and poetry that only the greatest writers in history can compete with.

The Crossing Is Available for Pre-Order

First off, big thanks to all of you who pre-ordered a copy of The Crossing via Gumroad. I got the proof copy in last Thursday and I’m awaiting final design work on the ePub copy for ebook readers. Once that’s confirmed, the book will ship and (hopefully) arrive to you by the end of October or beginning of November.

For those of you who haven’t ordered a copy and want a copy, get it this week! It’s available for pre-order right now for just $10. You get a signed physical copy, a PDF version (for all you bootleggers out there), and the ePub (in case you like to read digitally). Next week it’ll be going up on Amazon, B&N, and a few other retailers for $5 more, and I don’t know how long I’ll be able to sustain this pre-order offer.

A Failed Adventure

They say (who? I don’t know…) you should share your successes and failures. Well, yesterday my wife and a good friend of mine attempted to make it to the Maryland Renaissance Festival for a day of medieval fun. After sitting in traffic for an hour, we checked the Ren Fest’s Facebook account and found it was sold out!

We made the best of it anyway, grabbed lunch in Annapolis, and had a nice walk around the city. Obviously we weren’t too disappointed in how the day turned out:

The guy in the middle, by the way, is named Paul. If you want to follow a real life traveller, he’s setting out on his own cross-country trip in a converted van tomorrow. You can follow his story on Instagram if you’re interested in that sort of thing.

What’s Going On This Week In Your World?

Anything big or small happening in your world? I’d love to here about it. Comment below or find me on your favorite social media channel and let me know!