A new, short essay by Edward Kelsey Moore has been posted by Shelf-Awareness (a website which produces an online newsletter for booklovers twice each week, and provides book trade professionals a separate weekday newsletter with daily industry enlightenment). The new E.K.M. essay is titled, The Cello, the Writing, the Circus and there is also a review posted on the Shelf-Awareness site of his new novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues.
For the essay click HERE, for the book review click HERE!
This evening (Tuesday) at 6:30pm Edward Kelsey Moore will be LIVE near Atlanta reading from his new novel and conversing with the audience at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA.
On Thursday evening he will be in scenic Petoskey, MI at 6pm discussing his novel at the charming McLean & Eakin Booksellers store.
Both events are FREE and open to the public! See more details on these appearances -- by clicking here!
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While working toward the publication of his new novel -- arriving in just three weeks -- The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues (a sequel to the bestselling, The Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat) author Edward Kelsey Moore has had some essay ideas in the back of his mind. Over the past two years Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) has commissioned several series of essays from E.K.M. To kick off a new 2017 series for MPR he has written one called “Fighting Weight.” In this essay E.K.M. shares lessons he's learned through his struggles with maintaining weight. “After seeing myself fat, thin, and everything in between, I've learned to be thankful for every version of the body that has carried me from adventure to adventure.” You can read the essay yourself or listen to the author read it to you! Either way, the new piece is available free at Minnesota Public Radio’s ClassicalMPR web site and their free music streaming site, YourClassical.org. Click a button below to go directly to the Fighting Weight essay.
One of the first stories Edward Kelsey Moore finished writing was this short piece, which won a competition in 2002. Grandma and the Elusive Fifth Crucifix is the story of a grandmother who has a connoisseur’s eye for funerals, and the grandson who adores her. While we wait these remaining weeks for the publication of E.K.M.’s new book, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues (where we’ll discover more about the lives of feisty Odette and her friends, Clarice and Barbara Jean), here’s the tale of Grandma Goldine -- another resident of Plainview, Indiana -- who we hope will amuse and entertain you. The story is read to you by the author. Follow the link to find the free streaming audio file on this site.
The final entry in this year’s collection of Minnesota Public Radio essays, written for their ClassicalMPR and YourClassical websites, is called The Magic of Failure. Here’s how M.P.R. describes the piece: Professional cellist and best-selling author Edward Kelsey Moore shares a lesson he's learned from a career in the arts that has included work on some failed productions. 'Being a little, or a lot, delusional isn't the sad result of a long career in the arts,' he writes. 'It's one of the prerequisites.' Read and listen to the complete story, which includes Ginger Rogers and legendary director Joshua Logan.
To discover The Magic of Failure visit the ClassicalMPR site -- read or listen to it, for free, by clicking here! (A new page will open.) Or you can find the essay at the free YourClassical streaming audio site, if you click here! (A new page will open.)
To hear the audio of Edward Kelsey Moore reading this essay, follow either link above and then click on the box beneath his photo. The box shows the recording length, which is 7min 38sec.
(Can't hear it? Check that the volume is turned up on your device. Sorry but if the audio won’t play we don’t have answers on how to solve the problem.)
If you enjoy the essay and want to share it you’ll find social media links on both sites.
You can also highlight and copy the URL below and paste it into an email to send to your friends!
The Magic of Failure is one of a series of 10 short essays that Minnesota Public Radio commissioned E.K.M. to write during 2015 & 2016. For descriptions and links to the other essays in the series -- click here!
If you like classical music here's something interesting. . .
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