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Re: At Danceteria and Other Stories by Philip Dean Walker

Postby flipp525 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:03 pm

Franz Ferdinand wrote:Really great news, flipp! I will drop a line on Goodreads!

Thank you so much, Franz!

Also, I appreciate it, Harry Goldfarb!
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Postby Franz Ferdinand » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:49 pm

Really great news, flipp! I will drop a line on Goodreads!

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Postby HarryGoldfarb » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:06 pm

flipp525 wrote:I have a quick favor to ask. Amazon customer reviews are important for increasing search engine optimization and help promote work by authors who are not part of the “Big Five” in publishing.

As you may know, I have published two collections of short stories in the past couple of years: At Danceteria and Other Stories (2016) and, just this past spring, Read by Strangers (2018). Both books have received coveted *starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and both were chosen as “Best Books of the Month” by the same outlet. Danceteria was chosen by Kirkus as a “Best Book of 2017” and was a semi-finalist for the Kirkus Prize for Fiction. Read by Strangers is in the running this year for the same prize, one of the largest in the industry at $50,000.

So, my big favor: If you happen to have read either (or both) of these books, would you consider leaving me a review on Amazon or Goodreads? The review can be as long as one sentence (or even one word, I think). As an unagented writer who works with small presses, I’m trying to increase my exposure and thought I’d reach out to my old friends at UAADB. Thank you in advance.

Danceteria is in talks for a television miniseries adaptation so stay tuned for any news on that front.


Flipp, this is amazing. Congrats!

Really looking forward to read them.
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Postby flipp525 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:06 pm

Thanks so much, Bog!
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Postby Bog » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:44 am

Oh Flipp that is just FANTASTIC news you received a Kirkus star review! Proud day for this board for certain!

Will gladly work on reviews!

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Postby flipp525 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:04 am

I have a quick favor to ask. Amazon customer reviews are important for increasing search engine optimization and help promote work by authors who are not part of the “Big Five” in publishing.

As you may know, I have published two collections of short stories in the past couple of years: At Danceteria and Other Stories (2016) and, just this past spring, Read by Strangers (2018). Both books have received coveted *starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and both were chosen as “Best Books of the Month” by the same outlet. Danceteria was chosen by Kirkus as a “Best Book of 2017” and was a semi-finalist for the Kirkus Prize for Fiction. Read by Strangers is in the running this year for the same prize, one of the largest in the industry at $50,000.

So, my big favor: If you happen to have read either (or both) of these books, would you consider leaving me a review on Amazon or Goodreads? The review can be as long as one sentence (or even one word, I think). As an unagented writer who works with small presses, I’m trying to increase my exposure and thought I’d reach out to my old friends at UAADB. Thank you in advance.

Danceteria is in talks for a television miniseries adaptation so stay tuned for any news on that front.
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Re: At Danceteria and Other Stories by Philip Dean Walker

Postby flipp525 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:04 am

For anyone who might be interested, my second book of short stories, Read by Strangers, is currently available for pre-sale on Amazon. It comes out in April 2018. Here is the link. I took the cover photo myself:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/15902167 ... ref=plSrch
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Re: At Danceteria and Other Stories by Philip Dean Walker

Postby flipp525 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:56 pm

Another shameless self promotion moment ahead...

I'll be doing another reading at the Bureau of General Sciences - Queer Division (housed at the LGBT Center in NYC located at 208 West 13th Street - Room 210). I'll be reading with Scott Hess (Skyscraper), Amy Duplak (Dust), and Robert Hyers (Spinning the Record) on January 11, 2017 at 7pm. I'm going to read a section of my book, At Danceteria and Other Stories. Should be a fun night. I read with this same crew last month and the audience really seemed to enjoy it.

(Mister Tee, this is where you came and heard me in December 2015.)
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Re: At Danceteria and Other Stories by Philip Dean Walker

Postby flipp525 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:56 pm

A friend of mine, Julia Whelan (named "Audible's Narrator of the Year in 2014" in addition to being a recipient of multiple Earphones and Audie Awards as well as the Voice Arts Award; she also recorded "Gone Girl" which went on to be the biggest selling Audible book of all time and played Sela Ward's daughter on the television drama Once & Again) has recorded a section from "Jackie and Jerry and The Anvil," a short story included in my new collection, AT DANCETERIA AND OTHER STORIES. This was done for "From the Heart" - a free holiday giveback composed of recordings of poetry, essays, stories, excerpts, songs, etc. by some of the best recording artists/narrators in the industry. I'm completely **bowled over** by the way she brings this story to life in this recording. She really brings the story, and its characters, to life. Her "Jackie O" is a revelation. Along with Portman's performance, Jackie seems to be re-trending.

From the Sound Cloud description: "At Danceteria and Other Stories" brings vividly to life the 1980s intersection of gay and celebrity cultures, right at the moment when AIDS began to change everything. In this story, "Jackie and Jerry and The Anvil," Jackie Kennedy recounts to Jerry the circumstances of her first love. Jerry Torre (infamous in his own right from the documentary of Jackie's eccentric aunt and cousin, "Grey Gardens") has taken her to a gay club in New York. This story - like others in Walker's collection - is based on actual events.

Check it out and have a listen: https://soundcloud.com/xe_sands/jackie- ... an/s-c3FeK
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Re: At Danceteria and Other Stories by Philip Dean Walker

Postby flipp525 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:58 pm

For NYC (and surrounding areas) folks:

I'll be reading from At Danceteria and Other Stories as part of the lineup at the launch party for Scott Alexander Hess's book Skyscraper on 12/4 (3-5pm) at the infamous Eagle Bar NYC located at 554 W. 28th Street.
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Re: At Danceteria and Other Stories by Philip Dean Walker

Postby flipp525 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:35 pm

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that the Amazon link for my book is up. Ordering from Amazon is usually a bit easier for people so I wanted to include it for those who didn't have a chance to order it through my publisher's website. Thanks again for your support. And look for a possible film adaptation coming down the pike!

https://www.amazon.com/Danceteria-Other-Stories-Philip-Walker/dp/1941960057
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Re: At Danceteria and Other Stories by Philip Dean Walker

Postby flipp525 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:20 am

Thanks, all! It's very much appreciated.

Tripp, yes, I definitely will be doing readings of the book. I'll keep this space updated with future dates. Hopefully, Chicago!

My website has a section listing readings which I'll also keep updated. I attended the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Vermont during the past two weeks and was able to read from the proof copy of my book which was quite exciting.
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Re: At Danceteria and Other Stories by Philip Dean Walker

Postby Reza » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:36 pm

Congratulations, flipp!!

Sounds very interesting and will be ordering this for sure.

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Re: At Danceteria and Other Stories by Philip Dean Walker

Postby Mister Tee » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:21 pm

Multo congratulations on this, flipp. Well deserved.

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Re: At Danceteria and Other Stories by Philip Dean Walker

Postby FilmFan720 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:20 pm

At one point you mentioned going around on more readings...might that still happen?
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