My short story is a winner in the SD Public Library Short Story Contest

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My short story, ‘Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White,’ was the 2nd place winner in the 2020 San Diego Public Library Short Story Contest.

You can find the details and read the story here.

And, as always, my novel is available here: The Last Island

‘The Last Island’ free worldwide until April 7.

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My publisher, Betimes Books (Ireland), is making the Kindle version of my book free worldwide until April 7. Order it here: The Last Island.

4.6 out of 5 Stars on Amazon.com.

“The novel transports the reader to this tiny piece of the world and magnifies it through his extraordinary prose, leaving the reader moved in unexpected ways. David Hogan’s The Last Island is a wonderful gift to writing.”

– Marvin Minkler, Modern First Editions

“Hogan’s adept storytelling makes us ponder our spiritual essence.”

– The Greek Star

“Delivers an unforgettable experience you won’t get anywhere else.”

 – The Reader and The Chef

“The pacing is brisk, the dialogue crisp, the imagery evocative, and the ideas and themes Hogan explores are timeless. This is a great story.”

 – 5 Star Amazon Review

You can download it here: The Last Island.

Living Forever on a Greek Island

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After the first few weeks, I didn’t know what day it was.

By that, I don’t mean that I didn’t know if it was a Monday or a Tuesday. I didn’t know if it was a Monday or a Saturday. The only day I ever knew that summer was Sunday, which was marked by church bells and the voices of the psaltes (singers) in the nearby churches.

Once the churches quieted, that day unraveled like every other day, until again, on some seemingly distant and arbitrary morning, the psaltes would be heard and I would know it was Sunday again. Continue reading “Living Forever on a Greek Island”