Brian Paone

Author // Musician

What's in store for 2018? 2 novels, 2 short stories ... and Transpose shows??

Call it ambitious? I just call it finally acknowledging that releasing a new book every 3 years and Transpose being on hiatus since our 2013 tour ended is just not going to cut it anymore. So, what do I have in store for the word in 2018? Take a gander:

Books: I am on course of publishing a novel and a novella in 2018. The first book, The Nightly News, will be a comedic-military novel about the eight months my wife was deployed to Djibouti, Africa, in 2010 and left me home alone with two toddlers, and the learning curve and craziness that ensued during those months. Every night, for the 221 days she was gone, I emailed her, reviewing that day's shenanigans. The main composition of the book will be centered around the content of those emails.
The second release, a quasi-sci-fi novella adaptation of Digital Underground's Sex Packets album, will focus around the bumbling antics of the Packet Man as he distributes the untested hallucinogenic drug on the streets to sexually deprived husbands and boyfriends, who aren't quite ready to have real-life affairs yet. I'm shooting for a late-fall release schedule.

Short stories: I have 2 brand-new short stories being published this year. Starting off, "Two Gunslingers" is my first stab at a western and centers around a duel outside of a saloon where both duelists are not fully committed to getting shot that day. The story will be featured in the anthology A Contract of Words, to be released springtime.
The second story, currently untitled, follows two Marines as they visit a suspected haunted gravesite at midnight on the military base where they are stationed. The story will be featured in the anthology A Flash of Words, to be released in the fall.

And what's this about Transpose shows? Tim and I have two separate potential opportunities in 2018 to dust off the instruments and play a few shows ... Who knows what will come after that. A new album? A full-blown tour? Only time will tell, but this is at least a start in getting the band back into the driver's seat. Details about dates and locations on the Transpose shows will be forthcoming.

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