Friday, October 14, 2016

My New Book: The Infinite Cafe

The Infinite Café: Memoirs & fantasies of cafés real & illusory


I’ve written dozens of manuscripts in cafés. I found it a matter of convenience at first, and after a while, I realized I did my best writing in cafés, so I continued. Magic happens when I write in cafés. Creative ideas spring to mind—plots, characters, dialog—from out of nowhere and I insert them in my books.

Somehow, cafés facilitate literary inspiration. And many famous authors agree. J.K. Rowling is said to have written much of the Harry Potter books in cafés. And Ernest Hemingway wrote his early stories in Parisian cafés in the 1920s. I’m not sure I feel any sort of connection with Hemingway and the other Paris writers of a century ago (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford, James Joyce) just because I write in cafés, but I’m hoping some of their literary magic will rub off on me—despite the intervening century and my location on another continent 4,000 miles removed from Paris.

Available through Amazon Kindle HERE.

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