Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fire on Earth Opens Friday (and a fun preview video)

Yep, Fire on Earth opens this Friday at the Factory Theatre in Boston, produced by Fresh Ink.  Come check it out.  Oh, and check out this cool video that they put together of interviews with folks involved with the show (including me).

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fire on Earth opens February 1 at the Factory Theatre


My play, Fire on Earth, about the men behind the creation of the English Bible, opens February 1 at the Factory Theatre in Boston's South End.  The show is produced by the fabulous Fresh Ink Theatre and will run from February 1 - 16.  You can get your tickets here.

I am super excited by this production.  I've been at most of the rehearsals, and it's been an absolute joy to work with director Rebecca Bradshaw and our very talented cast (Omar Robinson, Bob Mussett, James Fay, Brett Malinoswki, and Scott Colford).  This is a play about three men whose faith and friendship face the most extreme tests, and I've loved watching the real-life friendships grow between everyone involved.

I've been working on this play for a super long time, with readings of the early version from Rough and Tumble in Boston, the Lida Project in Denver, and the Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod, and then developed with most recent version with the Huntington Theatre Company, Rhombus, and Fresh Ink.  Now it's finally time to see the results of all the development, fully produced, on stage.
Did I mentioned that I'm excited about this one?  I hope you'll check it out.

(Look for more photos here soon, as we get some promo and production images.)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

My novel, Moving (a life in boxes), is now an ebook!

cover for MovingMy newest novel, Moving (a life in boxes), has just been released as an ebook.The story is about a married couple, Jed and Lila, who are compulsive movers. For them, moving boxes, packing tape, and open houses are the ultimate aphrodisiacs. They meet on a moving day, Jed proposes on a moving day, and they end up moving 18 times in 18 years. They move for fun, to recover from tragedy, and for new opportunities—until Lila decides she wants them to put down roots, in Boston.  Her decision pushes their marriage to its limits.

This is a novel about a marriage challenged by wanderlust, regular old lust, obsession, infertility and adoption, and race. Really, it's a book for grown-ups about marriage and what happens when you and the person you married aren't the same people you were at your wedding.

Moving (a life in boxes) is available from Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble, for $2.99.  (You don't need to have an e-reader to read the book--at Smashwords you can buy a pdf that you can read on your computer, or you can read Kindle books on your PC with a free app.)

I hope you'll check it out and help spread the word.  Any actions you take--rating the book on Amazon or Goodreads, reviewing the book on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords, or mentioning it to your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter--will help this book find an audience.  Word-of-mouth from my friends and colleagues will be the single most important factor in the success of this book.  The word started going out yesterday, and I'm already grateful for the responses I've gotten.