Author Archives: Andrew

Independent booksellers and shout-outs

I hope that I never get to a point in my writing and photography life where I no longer get excited to have my book show up on an indie bookseller’s shelf. This photo comes from my friend (and fellow writer) Michael J. Seidlinger who was visiting Powell’s in Portland, OR when he took this photo.

While I’m at it, I want to mention how lucky we are here in Columbus, OH that publisher (and friends) Two Dollar Radio will be opening their headquarters / bookshop + bar here in Old Town East. For ongoing information on that, check out:

Finally, while I want you to pick up my work wherever or however you are able (including the links on this website), but if you’re fortunate enough to have a local bookseller you can support please buy it there, or ask them to order it up if they don’t have it in stock. If you’re in Ohio, a few places you can find copies include:

The Fanzine – The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

The editors over at The Fanzine saw fit to publish a recent essay of mine and I wanted to share that with you. I’m really grateful for them seeing my piece as one to share. I’m amongst some literary giants out there, so after you read my piece, check out the rest of the work – it’s worth your time.

My new bride and I had two transfers before our final flight to Copenhagen. We caught a small twin prop plane from Columbus to Toronto, then transferred to a 747 headed for Frankfort, before a short jaunt over the mainland and sea into Copenhagen. Even with several connections breaking the flight into smaller segments, it was the seven-hour Toronto to Frankfort flight that concerned us the most.

Preceding the trip, a number of bizarre incidents involving commercial air travel had left hundreds dead. There were the two lost flights under command of Malaysian Airlines, one over the Indian Ocean that took over a year to determine even where it had been lost, much less determining any cause. CLICK THROUGH TO READ FULL ESSAY