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The Online Advertising Invasion

There is a theory[1] that claims it is not humans who dominate the earth, but much lower forms of life: the bacteria that we carry within us. We are merely the vessel in which they travel. I am reminded of this whenever I visit the web site of a major content provider these days. The … Continue reading

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

My Decision to Self Publish: Why This? Why Now?

So I wrote this book a few years ago for my MFA thesis project called The Ballo Brothers. I thought it was pretty good. In fact, an agent thought it was pretty good too, and signed me up for representation. But then his bosses disagreed with him, and then he got sick and died, and … Continue reading

Who Needs Plan B?

What keeps you going as a writer? Is it artistic passion or dreams of success, or does something else drive you? Yesterday I caught part of an interview Terry Gross of “Fresh Air” did with comedian and cable show star Marc Maron. In it, he talked about the down times, which are many for a … Continue reading

Does Your Writing Stand Up in the Light of Day?

With a daytime job, a crazy dog, reading for TLR, and a host of house showings[1], I do most of my writing at night. It’s the only time the real world calms down enough to allow me the focus needed to keep my novel’s fictional universe, with all its conflicts and characters, in perspective. Usually, … 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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