‘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

Skopelos
Skopelos

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”

Sharks in Coach (Talking about my Novel with my LA Agent)

Hollywood Shark
Hollywood Shark

My LA agent had been sitting on my book for a couple of months.  I’d gotten no feedback from him, only the studied silence of a poised insect.  I decided to breach the stillness and give him a call.

The Phone Call

David:  Happy New Year.  It’s David.

Agent:  Know how many Davids I know?

David:  I know my full name shows up on your phone.

Agent:  So kill me.  What’re you calling me for?

David:  Did you read my book yet? Continue reading “Sharks in Coach (Talking about my Novel with my LA Agent)”