1: Flat regions on either side of the forehead 2: Places or things regarded as having within them a divine presence 3: Devices in looms that keep cloth stretched to the correct width during weaving 4: Buildings reserved for a highly valued function: libraries, temples of learning 5: Phil Temples.
I thoroughly enjoyed last night’s readings by Heather Madden, GennaRose Nethercott, and Julia Story at the Červená Barva Press Reading Series in Somerville, Massachusetts. Gloria Mindock has tentatively invited me to read from my new story collection “Machine Feelings” in the near future.
I was asked to write a blurb for a fellow Big Table Publishing author, Thomas R. Bransten. It was a delightful book!
“Thomas R. Bransten has conjured up a wickedly delightful ‘Who dunnit?’ murder-mystery set in the fictional African country of Zembeylia. There are a multitude of suspects who also just happen to be professional travel agents visiting on a tour. Oh–and a government coup thrown in for good measure. Weaving a rich tapestry of eccentric characters, exotic locale, and downright slaphappy action, The Journey to Zembeylia is one you’ll not want to put down.”
-Phillip E. Temples, “Machine Feelings and Other Stories”