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KW Peery Talks Music, Tequila, and His New Poetry Collection

Welcome to another very special installment of Virtual Napkins Interviews. This week, we will be chatting with poet K.W. Peery whose poetry collection, Tales of a Receding Hairline, is out on February 5, 2016 from GenZ Publishing. One of my favorite descriptions of the work of a poet comes from Samuel Johnson’s novel, Rasselas: “To…

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New Star Wars and the Kid in Me

When I was a kid, I lived for Fridays. Of course, as an adult, I still live for Fridays–but the reasons have changed a bit. As a kid, I knew that Fridays were for going to the local video rental store. For those of you who don’t know, video rental stores were like Netflix except…

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Under the Georgia Sky

I’ve been back home in Georgia for the past week for the holidays. I don’t get to make it home much–it’s a long way and work is pretty steady for sixteen weeks straight every semester, so I try to get home during my big breaks for some time with the folks and with my home…

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From Napkin to Page: Get to Know Your Manuscript

 This is the second entry of From Napkin to Page, an ongoing series that discusses the publishing process. Find the first entry here. ~~~ So you have a manuscript. Congratulations! Or maybe you don’t and you’re just curious about what happens when you do have a manuscript. I was that person, for sure. When I…

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From Napkin to Page: So You Want to Write a Story

As has been recorded here, I spent many alcohol-fueled nights around small wooden tables in loud and dark bars writing notes and poetry and story ideas on cocktail napkins. I have recently signed a publishing contract to put my first book out through an independent publisher. From Napkins to Page will be my attempt to…

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The One Where Shane Signs a Publishing Contract

I don’t typically front-load these blog posts with the most important news. I want you to stick around to the end, after all. But tonight, I think it makes sense to break with tradition. So here we go…. I have signed a contract with Snow Leopard Publishing to put my book, A Year Since the…