Thursday, December 1, 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
The 2016 issue of Red Earth Review includes a new essay, entitled "We Were Goats," which recounts a trip to Louisiana to visit one of Francis's closest Army friends. A memorable visit with some great people! Click below to read "We Were Goats," which begins on page 164.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Friday, July 1, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
"Rust on the Hillsides," a new essay from work-in-progress, appears in Emrys Journal's annual issue.
The journal only appears in print, but a copy of the essay is available on Google Drive. Click on the image to read "Rust on the Hillsides." The print issue is available here:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
"Sommer has crafted a compelling story of fine character sketches, filling in enough details of both major and minor figures to reflect lives that are complicated, compensating as best they can for the blows the world has dealt each one. No one of them is whole or unscarred, and each must determine how they will endure their own pain and how they will respond to those most important in their lives."
Read the complete review here.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Please do join me at Goodreads and share your thoughts on the book.
A few snapshots from a great gathering of friends and colleagues ...
|Sharing a few lines from A Great Fullness.|
|With artist Matthew Richter|
|A great gathering of friends, including Kansas City Royals |
announcer Steve Physioc (at center).
|L-R: Sarah Wiseman, Susan Carman, Jan Bombeck, Heather Sommer, |
Frank Drinkwine, and Steve Hassler.
|A brief reading from A Great Fullness -- and a big thank you to all!|
Sunday, January 17, 2016
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Friday, January 15, 2016
I owe special thanks to Marc Estrin and Donna Bister at Fomite Press. Marc has a unique but effective editorial style, which I decrypted in his entertaining metaphors. Donna did great work to create a compelling design for the book.
A Great Fullness has taken me on an eight-year journey. The back story is nearly as long as the book itself, but it's a story for another day. Today I celebrate!
A Great Fullness is here ... finally!