Rewards Out Soon
Ah, my friends, it's been a long journey.
Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag and Hell: My Life In The Squirrel Nut Zippers were officially released late last month. I... Read more
Friends, the record is called Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag. The book is still called Hell, although it's only about early days in the Zippers. Both will be released... Read more
Friends, forgive me. I have waited far too long to update - waited for some final word instead of points of progress. Let me share an abbreviated blow-by-blow on this. ... Read more
Friends, we made it. I have you to thank - each and every one of you.
There's still a few days to go, and no limit on what can be... Read more
A Letter From Jennifer
Just saw this from my friend Jennifer, and am wowed.
"Tom was born to write memoir. I told him this after I’d read the first two chapters of ‘Hell.’ What... Read more
I got a polite rejection from a literary agent in New York the other day. "I like the idea of combining music memoir and family memoir, each one... Read more
The World's Greatest Rejection Letter
I got an email this week from the head of a small local publishing house. Here are some excerpts:
This is great. We are struggling mightily... Read more
There's lots of talk about Esten, but I wanted to share this Father's Day essay I wrote about my wonderful daughter Evelyn:
Why I write
A friend recently told me something I hadn't considered. "I read your bio on the Kickstarter page," she said, "and it sounds like you don't need the money."
I... Read more
Here's a video of the speech I made at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Donor Luncheon. It'll give you a little more insight...
Love to all,
Hello beloved backers,
The Kickstarter project is almost halfway there, in funding and time elapsed. Continue helping to spread the word!
I'm about 120 pages into the manuscript. Mostly through... Read more
A third of the way...
We are a third of the way there! The project ends on the 29th, with $4K to go. Let's put this over the top.
Chapters One and Two are... Read more
Watch this video about Esten's doctor, Stuart Gold: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF79RXcuBA4&feature=player_embedded
It captures him perfectly: weird and well-loved. There are many kids who owe their lives to this man and his colleagues;... Read more
Almost a sixth of the way there, gang. Amazing!
Several published authors (Tim Tyson, Nic Brown, Karen Booth Balcom, among others) have offered to be readers, or put me in... Read more
Not even 24 hours have passed, and we are already 1/12th of the way to the goal. I'm blown away.
It's amazing how doors will fly open when one finds... Read more