Monday, August 31, 2009

Ben Eats His Book!

Ok, maybe he wont eat the whole book, but it is a starts. In a salute to Blake Butler, Ben has eaten a page of Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine.

This is the one year anniversary month of Most Likely and it is on sale until Sept 30th for just $10.

I have also collected some of my favorite quotes about Ben's book from the last year.

"Ben Tanzer's second novel, Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine, is a glorious amalgam of dating, dysfunctional families, and pop culture. The book explores nascent relationships, complete with their insecurities, possibilities, hurdles and wonders." - Largehearted Boy

"Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine is an honest, funny book whose depiction of dating angst in the nineties will ring true for those of us who were there, and likely win plenty of new converts for this talented Chicago author." - Matt Staggs (Enter The Octopus)

"Rarely do I run across a writer who makes me glad I can feel so deeply the words in a book. You are probably one of the rarest of gems and I hope more readers will tune into your books." - J. Kaye (J. Kaye's Book Blog)

"It’s a sweet look at life in the big city." - Baby Got Books

"Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine is a brilliant, clever, humorous, edgy, and raw portrayal of urban single life. Deftly written, it will capture your attention from the first page and leave you shaking your head in awe until the end." - Kelly Moran Author & Reviewer

"Neither seems like a great start to a great relationship, but this isn't a story about great relationships. It's a story about real ones." - Veronica Bond (Gapers Block)

"Tanzer's writing style reflected the deeper layers of meaning in Most Likely, with longer expressions of intellectual and emotional intimacy." - Jeremy Gershfeld

"He is a very nice man. His head maybe isn't on straight. Neither is mine." - Everyday Yeah

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Announcing: Prose. Poems. A Novel.

I am extremely excited to announce the release date of the next novel on Orange Alert Press. On October 20th we will be releasing the debut novel from Atlanta-based writer Jamie Iredell. Prose. Poems. A Novel. is exactly that, a collection of prose poems that come together to tell a compelling story. The novel also will feature full-color illustrations from the wonderful Christy Call.

Jamie Iredell was born in Carmel-by-the-sea, California, and grew up near Castroville. He moved to Reno, Nevada for his Bachelor’s and Master’s dregrees, and to Atlanta for his PhD. His writing has appeared in many magazines, among them The Chattahoochee Review, Keyhole, Zone 3, Descant, elimae, Lamination Colony, Elysian Fields Quarterly, and Weber: The Contemprary West.

You can pre-order your copy here for a special pre-order price of $12.

Here is an excerpt from the novel:

The sign—Pedestrian Xing—beamed out the
Pontiac’s window, the 4 x 4 that once held it in
the Earth a slash across the back seat’s vinyl. The
night extinguished the lights in the fog. Dave
was our left guard, though he could’ve been a
running back, for his svelte size and his speed.
Dave was also the first guy to have given my
sister a smack on the lips. When the headlights
of another car beamed down Tustin Road, our
speedometer jumped past sixty. We took the
curve tighter than a fat lady’s sock. The row of
mailboxes sent the sign through the windshield
at fifty miles per, its post gonging our noggins.
In the wake of all this Dave guided us home,
leaning out the driver’s window. Next day, he
remembered nothing—not me, my sister, or
the sign.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Birthday, Most Likely

Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine turns ONE this month. To celebrate we are lowering the price of the book for the next 30 days to $10. They first five people to order will receive an autographed copy, and the first 20 order will receive my homemade 1993 Flashback Mix CD and a copy of Orange Pulp Vol. 1 or 2.