From a reading at one of the best bookstores in the world. You can spend hours there discovering great books you never heard of. The story is in Smokey the Talking Dog, which you can order by clicking on the cover to the left. You can hear other stories from it, including "Your Wind Song Stays On (What's Left Of) My Mind," here.
You can now buy the CD, MP3 album, or any of the individual stories like "1970s Teenage Human Shield" by clicking here, or by going to http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jimnolan. The CD is beautifully designed by Kanad Banerjee and masterfully engineered by Ken Meyer. There's also an easy-to-use tab to the store on the "Smokey the Talking Dog" Facebook Page.
Hear two free stories not included in the book: "Bittersweet Memories," about the many thrills of pruning; and "Dad, By Any Other Name," about the unfortunate nicknames my 3-year-old used to have for me. More information at the Smokey the Talking Dog Facebook Page.
Nook lovers, you can now download Smokey for 99 cents cheap here. Kindle users here. Paperback people can order a copy here, in stock and ready to ship. Buffalonians can visit Talking Leaves Books' Main Street or Elmwood Avenue stores. Thanks!
From the Smokey the Talking Dog reading in Buffalo on July 15, 2011. Emilio Pucci Ban deodorant commercial recalled with scary accuracy by my friend Jon Gardner off camera. 99 cent eBooks available here in multiple formats. Free audio podcasts available at iTunes or Podiobooks.com.
Five free Smokey audio podcasts are now available at the iTunes store. Each contains about four stories. You can also find them at Podiobooks.com. There's a mystery 6th podcast there, too, but it ain't mine.