Comments from subscribers on my work:
“I’m shocked you have such a hilarious sense of humor since you seem so serious I thought you were a professional assassin.”
“I laughed so hard at your podcast Not Your Usual House Guest that I spit my coffee across the room and burned the cat.”
This happens a lot.
“Your writing about the South is so vivid, so bittersweet, so ineffably sad, and so wildly funny it makes me glad I’ve never been there.”
Good. Best not to visit.
“Is being a writer lonely?”
Yes. It’s like sex. You do it by yourself when no one’s around.”
Podcasts from my manuscript The Frat House Fire Escape Plan:
I wrote and rewrote this manuscript over the last few years and I am now looking to place it with an agent or publisher.
My agent for my first novel, An Honorable German, who discovered Tom Clancy, and then discovered me, no longer reps fictionor manuscripts like Frat House. These days she only reps serious books by policy wonks.
If you know an agent or editor who might be interested in the mnsucript please let me know.
Excerpts from Frat House:
“Charles raised undergraduate misbehavior at Tulane to an art form.”
Statement made in a letter of reccommendation for me by one of my frat brothers. Not only is this a scurrilous falsehood. It isn’t true.
“What was the frat house fire house escape plan?”
Jump out of the window.
“What fraternity are you a member of?”
“Where did you attend college?”
I matriculated and graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans. To say I attended would imply a closer relationship than I had with the university.
The South and My Southern Gothic Youth
“Your writing about the South is so vivid, so bittersweet, so ineffably sad, and so wildly funny it makes me glad I’ve never been there.” Good. Best not to visit.
“Your teenage years seem to have been a series of traumatic events of epic proportions. How did you manage to get through them all?”
My older sister and drinking.
“Was your great-grandfather almost eaten by wolves?”
“Are you really and 8th generation South Carolinian?”
“What do you think about the state?”
I think this: “South Carolina is too small to be a republic and too large to be an insane asylum.”
a quote by former SC Attorney General James Pettigrew giving an accurate summary of the state upon the secession of South Carolina.
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