Sooo close to being top drunk...err, dog!

Well friends, Dispatches from the Swinging Door Saloon has come quite a long way...from a series of ramblings scribbled on cocktail napkins (and takeout menus and in the margins of my varied books of poetry), to polished and workshopped poems, and further along the journey into a manuscript, and further still into a book that I was proud to put my name on.

Then, over the ensuing months, ex post publisho, I’ve watched my little book slowly learn to stand on its own, then walk, breaking into the top one hundred on’s bestseller list, then jog its way into the top 50 and 25 and today it’s sprinting toward #1.

So first, I’d like to say thank you to all of you who have rallied behind this book. Without you, I would just be another stammering drunk sitting on a barstool. With you, I am a stammering drunk sitting on a barstool who has published a book of absurdisms. So, again, thank you!

Now, if you could do me one more favor...could you, would you please...head over to and buy the Kindle version of my young book? It’s reasonably priced at $2.99 and it’s free to Kindle Unlimited members. If I can get 5-10 of you to do this for me, I’m pretty sure Dispatches will become a #1 Amazon bestseller...just in time for the release of book #2 in the #barpoems series, Make it a Double which, as you can see, has made it into my hot hands in the form of an author review copy. Having Dispatches hit #1 can only help with the success of both books, leading to me becoming a self sufficient author, not needing to ask friends and family for help getting my books into the hands of the reading, as you can see it would be a win-win situation.

Sincerely, I thank you! For supporting my book, for having my back in this (and so many of my life’s endeavors), and for caring enough to read this all the way to the end. I truly am the luckiest man alive to count you among my friends and loved ones.


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