novel for his own kids. And when that’s done, it’s back to his
able things as if
Elvis-in-Florida novel featuring mysterious springs and sink-
holes. He’s also been editing his first novel, The Legend of the
were fact (think
Barefoot Mailman, for re-release and putting together a simple
Paul Bunyan or
multimedia version of Fearsome Creatures of Florida with au-
the Daniel Wal-
dio of the stories and animations for each creature.
lace book and
If you’re up for a wild ride, give Songs for the Deaf a chance.
movie Big Fish).
I’m guessing more than one of the stories in this enjoyable, sa-
“The hot stew of
tirical collection will grab you.
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characters seems to me a uniquely American recipe, our homegrown variety of magic realism,” says Fleming.
How to Become a Top Dog Model: Featuring America’s Top Dog Models by Jo Jo Harder (Trimark Press, softcover, 116 pages, $15.95).
The word is out: dogs are hitting the runway. Fashion events
for people more often include human models escorting canine
only one of the
models on the runway. Add in all the magazine, TV, and news-
stories in Songs
paper ads that include dogs, and the opportunity to create a
for the Deaf (“A Charmed Life”) is specifically written as a tall tale,
pet-centered career is there. Don’t believe it? In December
others (“Xenophilia,” “Weighing of the Heart,” and “Song for the
2013, www.SimplyHired.com announced that the average dog
Deaf”) all capture the same wild spirit that tall tales feature.
model’s salary is $56,000!
What’s next for Fleming? He’s working on a young adult
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