Friday, February 12, 2010

Coffee with a canine: Al Riske & Bodie

This weekend's featured duo at Coffee with a Canine: Al Riske & Bodie.

Bodie took over the Q & A and explained how they were united:
As far back as I can remember, Al and Joanne have always been with me. They say they adopted me, though, from a nice woman Joanne works for. I heard them talking once and Al admitted he had wanted a bigger dog (which is probably why I've always preferred Joanne), but I won him over. That's what he said: I won him over. And I wasn't even trying, you know. I was just being me. Being...[read on]
Among the praise for Al Riske's new short story collection, Precarious:
“Al Riske … understands how to walk the tightrope of subtle emotional resonance.”
—Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of Pay It Forward

“Riske’s characters brim with the fears, desires, and idiosyncrasies of real, complex human beings.”
—Laura Matter, Blue Mesa Review

Publishers Weekly

“Enthusiastically recommended.”
Midwest Book Review
Learn more about Al Riske at alriske.blogspot.

Read more about his new short story collection at the official Precarious website.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Al Riske & Bodie.

--Marshal Zeringue