Added an event calendar!

By popular demand, I’ve added an calendar to this site, so you can plan ahead and join me on upcoming future events. Hope to see you all March 29th at Trident Booksellers for a great reading with poets Meg Tyler and Duy Doan! Grab a bite to eat, a beverage, and enjoy some great literature and poetry. See you there!

Exciting note from the Midwest Book Review!

I was thrilled the other day to wake up and find the following review of Sunsets of Tulum in my Inbox:

“All the more impressive considering that Sunsets of Tulum is travel writer Ray Bartlett’s debut as a novelist. Sunsets of Tulum is an impressively written and exceptionally absorbing novel from first page to last. Very highly recommended and certain to be an enduringly popular addition to community library General Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that Sunsets of Tulum is also available in a paperback edition (9780988939035, $14.99, 328pp) and in a Kindle format ($4.99).”

It’s not the New York Times book review (yet!) but it’s both thrilling and humbling to see a review praise it unprompted and (unlike Kirkus!) with not payment exchange.

And a librarian friend recently told me that their two copies have been in permanent circulation since they got them last fall!

If you know anyone in Hollywood who wants to option the movie rights, send them my way! :-)