Excuse Me, I’m Writing is too big for its britches
Excuse Me, I’m Writing is expanding to include other writers, more genres, new themes, different stuff of the writerly sort.
First to jump on board as a regular contributor is Dan McClenaghan, a favorite comedic author—and exceptionally nice guy. Dan’s deadpan delivery of the absurd is as effective as dry red wine and fine chocolate. Or even brown-paper-bagged malt liquor!
Here’s what Dan has to say for himself:
I began with my Ruth and Ellis/Clete and Juanita stories in the early 1980s. At the beginning of the new millennium I started writing reviews of jazz CDs, first at American Reporter, and then (and now) at All About Jazz. I’ve tried my hand at novels, without success.
I’ve been published in a bunch of small presses, most notably the now defunct Wormwood Review. This was in the pre-computer age, when we whomped up our stories on typewriters, then rolled down to Kinkos to make copies, which we stuck in manila envelopes, along with a return envelope with return postage attached. Times have changed.
Aside from the writing, I am married to the lovely Denise. We have three wonderful children and four (soon to be five) beautiful grandchildren; and I am a two-time winner—1970 and 1971—of the Oceanside Bodysurfing Contest. Kowabunga!
To welcome Dan, take a look at his short-short story “Kisses,” and let him know what you think. And in the meantime, if you have any suggestions for additions to the site, please don’t self-edit! Send them our way, to email@example.com.