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In the Flesh at Happy Ending

I just got back from a great four readings in four nights trip to the East Coast. I’ll be posting some photos from these nights–all great fun and very special–very soon, thanks to my lovely camera-ready fiance.

I was lucky to read with the fabulous Justin Taylor at the first three of these: Harvard Bookstore in Boston, In the Flesh reading in New York (see above video!!), and Word Bookstore in Brooklyn. I wrapped up my journeys with an outstanding night in Baltimore, at Michael Kimball’s 510 Reading Series.

Some other highlights from the trip:

Having a cool hotel room right next to HarperCollins in Manhattan and discovering a place called Crumbs just around the corner.

Getting interviewed for an upcoming episode of The Bat Segundo Show!

Filming the first episode of Culinary Genius with Publishing Genius’s Adam Robinson in his tiny Baltimore kitchen. I think it will turn out chaotic, hilarious, and hopefully entertaining.

Getting lost on the trains in Boston, which is a really cool city.

Getting a super sweet 5-star review in Time Out New York.

Doing backflips on hotel beds while Frayn rates my style and technique.

This coming weekend–Chicago and Ann Arbor!

And photos real soon.

Just Look Where Twenty Years of Work Gets You

Hi everyone,

I always thought it would be cool to have a kevinsampsell.com someday and now here it is. What’s the occasion, you ask? Well, I’ve sold my soul to the devil (HarperCollins!).

But seriously–I am super excited to be two weeks away from the release of my most personal book to date, A Common Pornography. After so many years of publishing through small presses (including my own, started in 1990), I’m about to make my debut into the big leagues and I couldn’t ask for a better group of friends, editors, and writers to make the leap with.

I hope you’ll check in here often and read my updates (is it sexier to call them blogs?). But for now, take a gander at the other parts of this site. You got: all my tour dates, an assload of fiction, some saucy non-fiction, and a page with links to info and reviews of all my previous books.

Many thanks to the handsome Bryan Coffelt and the sultry Frayn Masters for all their help with this here site. Their winks, high fives, and computer skills are treasured.

Coming soon on this site: watch for videos, audio rarities, lists, letters, incoming reviews, and photos (old and new). You could almost call this site the “special features” for the book (if the book were a DVD–movie producers: hint hint). And if you’re curious about the header, that’s part of a photo of my childhood home when it was on fire. You can read about it (and see more photos!) in A Common Pornography when it lands in stores on January 19th.

Okay, folks. Comment any time you want (we’re open 24 hours here) and thanks for tuning in!