July 7, 2019 – One of the first poems I ever wrote, “Solace”, is featured today in Elixir Magazine’s Issue #7. Accompanying it is a review of my book of poetry and prose Indelible Fingerprints by Maryam Quereshi. Always thankful and grateful for their continued support of Elixir Magazine and their wonderfully creative and talented staff.
June 14, 2019 – Santeria-themed short story “When Blood Wants Blood” reprinted at Fishbowl Press today. Many thanks to Josh Rodriguez, Fishbowl’s editor-in-chief, for all his support and the hook-up with the amazing graphic art that accompanies the story. Glad “When Blood…” continues to attract editors and readers, finding its way to the most amazing and coolest publications.
Down in the Dirt, the original publisher of my short stories “Windows” and “When Blood Wants Blood”, has released them in print in their May/June 2019 issue (volume 164) titled “The Deep Woods” (now available on Amazon.com). These stories originally appeared on Down in the Dirt’s website in December 2018 and have each been reprinted many times since. Much gratitude to DitD and its Editor Janet K. for the amazing opportunity to get these pieces out and about.
June 2, 2019 – Down in the Dirt, the original publisher of my short stories “Windows” and “When Blood Wants Blood”, has released them in print in their May/June 2019 issue (volume 164) titled “The Deep Woods” (now available on Amazon.com). These stories originally appeared on Down in the Dirt’s website December 2018 and have been reprinted many times since. Much gratitude to DitD and its Editor Janet K. for the amazing opportunity to get these pieces out and about.
May 6, 2019 – A new and VERY long overdue installment for column “Words from the Fringe: The Big, Bad World of Outsider Lit” posted tonight at Channillo. Life has been kinda nuts as of late, BUT things are getting back on track. “Words from the Fringe…” is still alive and kicking! Take a look for a quick update on what’s been going on.
A slight change was made to the column’s schedule in that now it will be updated monthly instead of weekly. Lots of new stuff going on so the change will be more accommodating, but there will likely be more than ample opportunity to throw in an extra update or two every now and then. Glad to keep this column alive and going.
Didn’t want to let this one go!
May 2, 2019 – As a result of the submission of some pretty bad ass poetry and prose (if David does say so himself), some barrier-free email swapping, and a whole lot of mutual admiration, David Estringel will be joining his new boy-crush Fishbowl Press and its team as their Poetry Editor. For those familiar with the publication, Fishbowl Press publishes rather remarkable short-fiction pieces ONLY, so the inclusion of poetry into the mix will definitely shake the dynamics up a bit…but in an awesome way. Details are currently being worked out regarding how Fishbowl Press’ new enhancement will manifest but all at the table are pretty excited about the change.
More to come as details become available.
April 25, 2019 – Reprint of “Roadkill” appeared today at Fishbowl Press. The cover art is amazing and actually captured the underlying story of the piece. Couldn’t be happier with the art and the wonderful experience I had with the editorial staff. This will be the fourth reprint “Roadkill” has had since October 2018, including its appearance in my book Indelible Fingerprints. So happy that the story still has some fuel.
April 21, 2019 – David A. Estringel’s first published book Indelible Fingerprints from Alien Buddha Press contains prose and verse that are reflective of the significant parts of David’s life that have not only shaped him but left permanent marks (both good and bad). This published work will contain 40 pieces of poetry and prose that have been previously published and reprinted in over 43 literary magazines and journals in the United States and abroad. Indelible Fingerprints offers 37 pieces of verse, ranging from free-verse to prose poetry to haiku, of various influences (Classical to dirty realism). Three short stories are also included that encompass oeuvres of kitchen sink realism, speculative fiction, and the surreal.
Indelible Fingerprints by David Estringel NOW available at Amazon.com. Buy it!
April 21, 2019 – Hello all. After the publication of my first feature-length collection (i.e., small book) of poetry and prose Indelible Fingerprints, I find that updating two websites is no longer feasible. So, I have streamlined things and decided to maintain an official writer’s website, david a. estringel, while maintaining The Booky Man as my official blog-site.
I will still keep ya’ll updated on new published and reprinted works, making links to online postings and purchase sites available (when possible). But, please buy my book, though, as my Starbucks bagels with cream cheese won’t buy themselves. The new website also has additional features that have typically not been made available on The Booky Man, such as updates on submission acceptances, public and anthology appearances, chapbook and book publication info, a gallery with pics and videos, and more.
Thanks for hanging with me and I hope you continue to as more poems, short stories, and–yes–books keep coming.