Friday, September 30, 2011

POP Is the Word

For literature it's the only answer.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Soul of Rock N' Roll

The theme of "Bluebird": What makes a rock n' roll star? Is there something more to the art than the mechanics of success?
These same questions apply as well to literature. Is literature more-- shouldn't it be more-- than a series of finely crafted sentences?

The meaning, relevance, and passion which go into the words is what most counts.

Read "Bluebird" as part of Mood Detroit, an e-book available at Kindle or Nook.

Friday, September 23, 2011

New POPulism

There are three connotations to the word Pop.

1.) Pop Music.
2.) Pop Art.
3.) Populism.

With Pop Fiction I seek to key into all three tangents.

Pop Fiction is populist in that it's open to everybody, carrying echoes of America, the nation, land, people.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Buy the Pop Lit E-Books!

The only way to know what Pop Lit is about is to read it.

The only way to know Melissa Bluebird is to experience the story in which she appears, "Bluebird," part of Mood Detroit.

To purchase Pop Lit at a bargain price, clink on the links to the side.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Pop Fiction Is--

Pop fiction is
A.) Fun
B.) Readable
C.) Affordable
D.) For Everybody!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Detroit Is . . .

"Detroit Is the Rotting Corpse Victim of a Serial Killer"-- another phrase to be found in the new e-book, Mood Detroit, now affordably available at the Kindle Store or Nook Books.

Pop Fiction Is New Art

Pop fiction is a different way of viewing the short story. The premise is that writing can be quick, readable, exciting-- yet relevant and topical at the same time. We live in a hectic, fast-paced society. A new model is needed for short fiction to reach the mass public once again.

Pop is the answer.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Who Is "Melissa Bluebird"?


"Bluebird," the most ambitious tale in Mood Detroit, asks the question, "Who is Melissa Bluebird?"

The question has two aspects.

The task of a narrative about a person is to set up the puzzle of identity. What makes a personality? What explains a celebrity?

The second aspect of the question is this: Does Melissa Bluebird have any real-world models?

What do you think?

Buy the e-book Mood Detroit for an el cheapo price at Nook or Kindle. All questions are answered.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

An Alternate Model

With Chad Harbach's The Art of Fielding we see the continuation of a trend that began fifty years ago with Thomas Pynchon-- the production of the big brainy novel.

Which is fine. American literature needs these flagships. By all reports, "Fielding" is very much about America. (What's more American than baseball?) All to the good.

These big, high-priced novels are akin to giant battleships pre-World War II. Extremely impressive to look at; wonderful to have at the head of a fleet. Yet, at the same time, irrevocably obsolete. The shame was having to send such monsters into battle.

With my American Pop Lit e-books I offer an alternate model. The objective of Ten Pop Stories is to be readable and fun. New fiction as quick and affordable as possible-- yet still relevant and topical. Small, efficient vehicles built for the times we live in now.

No, this isn't the Apple Store. Call it the APL store-- American Pop Literature. Get in on the ground floor. The fun has only started.