The Lilac Years—proofs ordered

I have ordered printed proofs of The Lilac Years; I hope to have them in hand within the next couple of weeks. More to come… (8 February 2018)

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The Lilac Years—March 16th!

Moments ago, I uploaded the cover and interior PDFs of The Lilac Years for review. Scheduled release date: March 16, 2018. Here is a look at the cover—front, back, and spine:     Including front and back matter, it comes to a total of 214 pages. Retail price will be $20. As shown on the back cover, [...]

The Lilac Years—new new cover draft

Here is my latest draft of the front cover for The Lilac Years:   I came up with this about two or three weeks back for another project; since I never submitted that iteration for consideration, I decided to appropriate it for my own nefarious purposes. I still like my ‘old’ design, but the simplicity of this [...]

The Lilac Years: the struggle continues…

I have continued to take it slow with The Lilac Years. Time for an update… I have made numerous small edits over the last few weeks, but today I did something unusual (for me): I cut an entire section. Normally, I will have one section devoted to poems that address topical subjects. The Lilac Years was to [...]

Smashwords e-books 50% off now through January 1st

Well, I did not get the notice of the promotion from Smashwords until today—but I have entered my books now. This means that all Smashwords e-book editions of my poetry collections and Love Notes to the Days of the Week books are 50% off through New Year’s Day. The discount should be automatically included when you [...]

A few recommended poetry books this December

Here is a list of some books of poetry that I have enjoyed, and thus recommend. (I know I have missed a couple, so I will amend as necessary.) Most of the books on this list I purchased this year. Falling in Love with Picking Myself up—Talicha Johnson (self-published) Crybaby—Caitlyn Siehl (Words Dance Publishing) Not [...]

More new stuff!

If two new books weren’t enough, here is more new stuff! The 2017 Poetry Marathon Anthology—which includes my poem ‘Red’—is now available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/2017-Poetry-Marathon-Anthology/dp/1942344031/ For your online enjoyment, The Seattle Star have recently posted a couple of things I was involved in. On November 16th, they posted an exquisite-corpse poem I contributed a couple of lines [...]

‘Dear Thursday…’ Available now!

‘Dear Thursday…’ is now officially available from the following: Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998878138/ Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/0998878138/ UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0998878138/ France: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/0998878138/ Germany: https://www.amazon.de/dp/0998878138/ Spain: https://www.amazon.es/dp/0998878138/ Brazil: https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/0998878138/ India: https://www.amazon.in/dp/0998878138/ Japan: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/0998878138/ (Kindle editions can also be accessed through these links.) Barnes & Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dear-thursday-love-notes-to-the-days-of-the-week-volume-four-kevin-j-oconner/1127288533?ean=9780998878133 Powell’s Books http://www.powells.com/book/dear-thursday-9780998878133/61-0 Smashwords (ePub/Kindle) https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/755306 More links as I become aware of them. In [...]