American Blues: The Blues are rooted in the American mind and soul. Each era has its own, and each is both the same and different, just like the people who know them, and play them, and live them. These five stories explore that mind and soul as they’ve evolved over the last seventy years. In that respect, the collection is not only an evocation of the eras it depicts, but a history of the American Blues.
Evan Guilford-Blake writes fiction, plays, poetry and creative non-fiction for adults and children. His stories have appeared in numerous print and online journals; they have won 13 competitions and received two Pushcart Prize nominations. Noir(ish), his first novel, was recently issued by Penguin. About 40 of his plays have been produced; eighteen are published, and he’s won more than 40 playwriting contests.
He and his wife (and inspiration), Roxanna, live in the southeastern US. More information is at: www.guilford-blake.com.
Noir(ish) on Amazon (link directs to your nearest local site).
The links to other online work include:
Absence (a Pushcart-Prize nominated story)
Creatures of Dreams (on page 23 of Wordgumbo)
Excerpt from my play Ceremonies of Prayer
Mama on Deepsouthmag.com
A Box of Beautifuls on Southern Pacific Review
19 Manhattan Photographs from 1977 in the Bay Laurel literary journal
Dreamland, a short play – Prick of the Spindle