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.