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Kirkus Reviews Gives Thumbs Up To Curtain Calls

The review of Curtain Calls arrived from Kirkus Reviews today. Needless to say I’m very pleased. The review is posted below, but here’s a link if you want to see the actual Kirkus site: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/joseph-ponepinto/curtain-calls/ KIRKUS REVIEW This thoughtful debut novel illustrates the impact of war on three young Americans visiting Paris. Ponepinto (The Face … Continue reading

In Praise of Writers Past

Curtain Calls update: My review from Kirkus should arrive any day now. I hear it in my mind like a ticking clock, or is that a ticking bomb? I’m also looking for readers to provide reviews to Amazon and Goodreads. If you’d like a free ARC for your Kindle, e-reader, or print copy in return … Continue reading

Curtain Calls on Hold While the Kirkus is in Town

Here comes the Kirkus; the Kirkus is in town! The release of the print version of my World War I era novel, Curtain Calls, has been rescheduled for April 9. That’s the day by which I should have received the book’s review from Kirkus Reviews. I don’t plan on doing a lot of advertising for … Continue reading

Real World News Derailing My Fiction

I should start writing fantasies. Two weeks ago I finished what I hope is the final draft of a story that takes place in an exclusive New York condo tower. I was inspired to write it by an ad that appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine for a building with units priced from … Continue reading

A Curtain Calls Progress Report

First, a progress report on Curtain Calls, my soon-to-be self-published novel about Paris in the week just prior to the start of World War I. Here’s a look at the cover, which was designed by my friend and partner at Woodward Press, Dora Badger: Since I’m also a graphic designer by trade, the two of … Continue reading

Tahoma Literary Review Now Open for Submissions

TLR is officially open for submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. To find out more about this new (paying) literary journal, please visit us at Tahoma Literary Review.

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