ROBERT H. ABEL

Fiction, Freelance, and Silkscreen Prints

 

A REPRINT OF "GHOST TRAPS"--SHORT STORIES WHICH WON THE FLANNERY O'CONNOR AWARD--IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A PAPERBACK OR E BOOK:

http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/books/ghost_traps

A show of my prints ended January 2014 at the Lathrop Community Center in Easthampton. And I will be part of a group show at the Forbes Library, Hosmer Gallery, Northampton, MA, in March. The library is across the street from Smith College so you might enjoy a visit to the college's art museum while you're in the 'hood.

NEW! Buy two prints, receive a 20% discount; buy three prints, receive a 30% discount.

I've been trying my hand at screenplays lately. Summaries of the screenplays are right here.

Note to "Appetizer" readers. I'm happy to answer your questions. mailto:robert.abel@the-spa.com A special "hello" to students in Middletown, Ohio and you guys in Arizona!

To take a look at my silkscreen prints by Category, try my CATALOG.

My latest print: Shootout at MGA Sports, edition of 15. $100.

Beach Buddies, edition of 30, image is 8.5 x 12 on 11 x 17 stock. $30.

Winter 2012 orint: Friends Laughing--edition of 25; 11 x 22 paper; $30.

to order: robert.abel@the-spa.com

Recent prints: \

Capt. Mike's Encounter with a Great White. Image is 11 x 15 on 15 x 22 paper, 7 colors, edition of 20, some better than others. $50

Summer Wind--a reprise of an older print on the same theme, "Mom's Magic Laundry." The image for this one is 12 x 15 on 15 x 22 stock. 12 colors. Edition of 20. $75.

Eagle Falls Like Snow Falls Like Feathers. What a winter we've had!

(Dec. 2009) :"Reef Riot". It's large at 23" x 30" with almost no margins. Edition of 15. 5 colors. $30.

(April 2009) "Comeback Kid II," a companion piece to "Comeback Kid." Image is 18 x 22 on 22 x 30 paper. 5 colors, edition of 15. $60. Buy both osprey prints for $100. Side by side view here.

(Feb. 2009)--Thank God for Darwin--a whimsical tribute to the scientist on the 200th anniversary of his birth. Image is 13.5 x 17 on 18 x 24 paper. 12 colors, edition of 17. $75

New! You can now view my prints by subject rather than chronologically. Start with CATALOG and negotiate from there. You can also view them in chronological order as before. To do that, click on "Silkscreen prints" above.

I'm looking for copies of my earliest published books and am willing to buy them back from anyone who has copies: Skin and Bones, Freedom Dues, The Progress of a Fire. Because of a clerical error, the ISBN number for Freedom Dues has been confused with that for "Fuzzy Yellow Duckling Gift Set." No joke! This is true of both Amazon and Alibris sites. The correct ISBN for Freedom Dues is 0-8037-2575-2. I have enough yellow ducklings, thanks.

 

 FICTION AND FREELANCE

Last updated: Jan. 15, 2014

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 Latest publications:

A review of Alex Kuo's amazing new novel: http://www.asianreviewofbooks.com/new/?ID=1225#!

Now available in Flyfish Jounral: "The Ghost of Flyrod Crosby."

A review of the Hong Kong Writers' Circle anthology, "Measurements." Asian Review of Books.

A review of "In the Lap of the Gods" by Li Miao Lovett. http://www.asianreviewofbooks.com/arb/article.php?article=1140

Flyfish Journal, II, no. 2 (Oct. 2010)--"The Vampire and the Bear." Really, it's a fishing story, not a ghost tale. Or is it?

Massachusetts Review, April 2009, their 50th anniversary issue, "Golden Birds."

Review of Alex Kuo's marvelous "White Jade" in Seattle Review.

Review of Ma Jian's Beijing Coma in Asian Review of Books: http://www.asianreviewofbooks.com/arb/article.php?article=902

"The Ghost in the Mirror," now available at www.asiancha.com; this story will also be featured in Asian Cha's forthcoming online anthology and has been selected by Story South as one of the notable online stories of 2008 (http://www.storysouth.com/millionwriters/millionwritersnotable2008.html);

"Incident In Hohot,"

;"The Craziest Fishing Story I Ever Heard," forthcoming from Fly Fishing Journal;

"Monster Blind Trout and How to Catch Them," winner of the On The Water fiction prize 2007, in the February issue;

"The Gypsies Come to Town," Arabesques, in print and online now at www.Arabesquespress.org, scroll down to Robert Abel;

 

Agent: Inquiries welcome. robert.abel@the-spa.com

 I got talked into getting my face on Facebook. Don't be frightened by the photo.

 

 

Publications

Fiction Samples

Freelance Samples

Books Available

Published, for sale by author (six titles)

Seeking Publication

Ordering Information

Some links: www.sanesociety.org ... http://deerimbaud.blogspot.com ...http://members.authorsguild.net/robertabel/ ...http://users.aber.ac.uk/jpm/ellsa/t3/ellsa_overview3a.html

http://www.asia2000.com.hk/asia2000/authors/robertabel.shtml

http://www.paddyfield.com.hk/authors/

For Chinese/English poetry, this is a great site: www.poetrysky.com.

Interested in great photos? Try this guy: www.charlesabelphotography.com

 SILKSCREEN PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

If you would like to have a look at my rather primitive artwork, click here: right here.