Fiction, Freelance, and Silkscreen Prints
As of Sept. 8, 2012, I finished with a major course of cancer treatment (radiation) and am glad to be liberated from the daily business of visiting the hospital. The doctors and therapists I worked with are to be celebrated for their optimism and daily good cheer and professionalism. I thank them heartily. The cancer is under control and treatment will end in Sept. this year. Onward!
A REPRINT OF "GHOST TRAPS"--SHORT STORIES WHICH WON THE FLANNERY O'CONNOR AWARD--IS AVAILABLE AS OF MARCH 1 AS A PAPERBACK OR E BOOK:
March 1-30 my first one person show: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Nortahmpton, MA in the "New Gallery." Opening reception March 7 from 4:30-6:30. Come on down! I also have two preints in a group show at Elusie Gallery in Old Town Hall, Easthampton, MA Feb. 8-30. "Passion" is the title. Some Valentine's hi jinks?
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:email@example.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.
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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.
Year of the Snake is around the corner, as of Feb. 10. This happens to be my Zodiac sign, so I'm expecting wonderful things to happen. Oh yeah!
(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.
Last updated: February 7, 2013
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. email@example.com
I got talked into getting my face on Facebook. Don't be frightened by the photo.
Published, for sale by author (six titles)
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
For Chinese/English poetry, this is a great site: www.poetrysky.com.
Interested in great photos? Try this guy: www.charlesabelphotography.com
If you would like to have a look at my rather primitive artwork, click here: right here.