Monthly Archives: September 2006

Writer Leaves on Book Tour, Brings Cache of Goodies With Him

Well, guys, this is it. I’m not leaving until Saturday morning, but seeing as tomorrow I will be spending all day at printing companies getting bookmarks made,

and a RiotLit poster mounted and prepared for the 2,000 mile journey, with which I will promote our incredible collective, I’m not going to have time for shit other than freaking out and wearing holes into my facial hair as a result of incessant rubbing due to nerves and whatnot. But back to the actual book tour itself:

I’ll not only have bookmarks and t-shirts for the taking, but most importantly I’ll also have copies of not only FUTUREPROOF, but also FOUR other RiotLit members’ books: Brad Listi, Daniels Scott Buck, Jeremy Robert Johnson and Kristopher Young.

Best of all, I’ll be GIVING AWAY all these books from the other members. If you want mine you gotta pay. I have to eat, you know. This is not to mention that I’m known to show up at a reading completely shit-faced and belligerent, though to kind of allay any fears you might have, I’ve never been known to strip naked and throw my feces at bystanders ala GG Allin.

Anyway, I’ve gotta run out and get my oil changed, my tires rotated, and somehow make that clanging sound my ’96 Toyota makes every time I hit a bump to cease and desist. Barring any clanging-cum-transmission-falling-out-in-the-middle-of-the-highway-in-bumfuck-Ohio horror stories, I’ll be seeing all of you real soon.

Sad side note: for the first time ever I’m going to miss one of my kids’ birthdays. My daughter is turning six next Wednesday (Oct. 4th). She’s a fairy, a princess and a mermaid. Oh, and a cat, too.

We’re throwing her a party at a gymnastics center tomorrow night, so that at least I’ll be able to share that with her. *Sigh.* I guess nothing awesome comes without a little tinge of regret. Please, everyone, if you can remember, wish my little girl a happy birthday on my Myspace page comments section next Wednesday. Then she’d know that all her daddy’s friends were rooting for her as well.

Onward and upward!!!

Talk soon (see ya sooner).
~Frank Motherfucking Daniels

09/30/2006 01:00 PM – N. Frank Daniels @ The Happy Bookseller 4525 Forest Dr., Columbia, SC 29201 – SATURDAY

10/01/2006 01:00 PM – N. Frank Daniels @ Park Road Books 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28201 – SUNDAY

10/02/2006 08:00 PM – N. Frank Daniels @ The Book Loft 631 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43085 – MONDAY

10/03/2006 04:30 PM – N. Frank Daniels @ Jay’s Bookstall 3604 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15201 – TUESDAY

10/04/2006 07:00 PM – N. Frank Daniels @ MJ’s Coffee House 36 E. Main St. Rte. 422, Annville, PA 17003 – WEDNESDAY

10/06/2006 08:30 PM – N. Frank Daniels, Tony O’Neill, Jolene Siana @ the KGB Bar 85 West 4th St., New York, NY 10003 – FRIDAY

10/07/2006 07:00 PM – N. Frank Daniels @ Wooden Shoe Books 508 South 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 – SATURDAY

10/08/2006 04:00 PM – N. Frank Daniels @ Chop Suey Books 1317 W. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23220 – SUNDAY

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Calling All Flier Bombers

OK guys, this is the final stage in making the 2006 FUTUREPROOF book tour a raging success (besides actually showing up at the readings, of course). Below you will find clickable links to the fliers custom-created for each city and venue by my indestructible webmaster and designer Ryan Scott.

Here’s the deal on the links: Each thumbnailed flier is city-specific. So if you are going to flier-bomb Columbia (the first reading this coming Saturday), just click on the Columbia pic and a ready-made word document will open with the image right on it. When you click “print” a wrning message is going to pop up saying that the document has margins that fall outside the printable range, but that’s bullshit. Just click “ok” and it will print out perfectly.

Now, I don’t expect you guys to waste all your ink and toner on printing up a hundred or even 200 of these. But I figure, since they are all one color (b&w–except for the NYC flier), they should be pretty cheap to copy at Kinko’s. *I WILL REIMBURSE YOU THE COPY COSTS.* All I ask is that you message or email me first before you go printing up 10,000 of these because I don’t want to arrive in Philly and have 15 people telling me that I owe $15 a piece. So if you live in a dorm and are just going to print out 5 or ten to put up around your lounge, great, otherwise MAKE SURE YOU CONTACT ME FIRST if you are going to get all badass militant and glue these on every stop sign, empty wall and bus stop in your fair city. Just have to make sure I’ll be able to do what I say and pay you guys for your hard work. All I need is a reciept, and due to the large amount of fliers going out it’s probably going to be limited to 6-10 people putting up large numbers.

Thanks for helping me make this tour a true event. It would be nothing without you.
Talk soon.

~Frank

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Breakin’ In the RiotChat

Help us break in the Riot Lit chat proper. At least five of the authors will stop by at some point tomorrow night, Thursday, September 21, from 8p.m.-12 midnight EST. Come talk to us. Tell us your hopes, dreams, aspirations, pet peeves, top 10 lists and secret recipes. We’ll type frantically right along with you.

Talk soon.
~Frank

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Just As the Sages Have Written: RiotLit Comes To Fruition

I’ve hinted around about this for weeks and months now, and it has now come to its glorious fruition. NINE (9) amazing writers (with your help, we will soon add three more) joined together, formed like motherfucking Voltron. Our capabilities are limitless. RiotLit Collective is BORN! (MWUA–HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!)

Take a look around the Site, join the forum, help us make this gigantic.

Expect nothing less than greatness.

Main site: www.RiotLit.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/RiotLit

Blog: www.RiotLit.blogspot.com

BRING IT ON.

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THANK YOU

Just wanted to thank all of you who participated in the Ebay auction of more than 130 of my personal books, movies and CDs. Due to your incredible generosity I will now be able to afford the many gallons of gas this 10 stop, 2,000+ miles tour will require. I hope you guys enjoy this stuff as much as I have, and I’m so very proud to say that these little pieces of me are now parts of you. Now comes the task of mailing out all of this stuff! :)

2006 FUTUREPROOF Fall Tour Dates

Sat, Sept. 30–Columbia, SC: The Happy Bookseller 1 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 1–Charlotte, NC: Park Road Books 1 p.m.
Mon. Oct. 2–Columbus, OH: TBD (still confirming The Book Loft)–with special guest!
Tues. Oct. 3–Pittsburgh, PA: TBD (still confirming Jay’s Bookstall)
Wed. Oct. 4–Lebanon, PA: MJ’s Coffee House 7 p.m.
Thurs. Oct. 5–NY, NY: TBD (with special guest!)
Fri. Oct. 6–NY, NY: KGB Bar 9 p.m. (with special guestS!)
Sat. Oct. 7–Philadelphia, PA: Wooden Shoe Books 7 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 8–Richmond, VA: Chop Suey Books 4 p.m.

I just want to reiterate that none of this would be possible were it not for all of you and your constant support and encouragement. Please come out and meet me if at all possible. I know I’m looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible.

Talk soon.
~Frank

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LITPARK: I Got A New Place To Yell About Stuff

During my travels (mainly internet ones, granted, but that’s still kind of like actually traveling because you run into so many new and interesting people all the time and can see some crazy shit here that no one would ever believe unless you could actually give them a link to it–and on the ‘net you can…so in that way it’s actually better to be well-internet traveled. Yes, I’m trying to make myself feel better about my status as a virtual shut-in.), I’ve come across so many incredible people that I can’t express accurately how much my life has been changed by them. And every once in a while someone comes along who really just ratchets up the level of awesomeness another ten or fifteen notches. Most recently that super-ratcheter has been one Susan Henderson.

Susan’s a very special lady because not only does she completely see eye-to-eye with me on so many publishing industry-realted issues, but more importantly because she is well-connected within the industry and yet…THAT DOESN’T MATTER. Yes, Sue Henderson, despite possibly risking some of her clout, speaks her heart and lets others who have something to say have a place to say it. She is world-fucking-class. And she just recently launched her new literary blog. It’s called LitPark: Where Writers Come to Play. Litpark is chock full of goodness. She has all kinds of incredible writers coming by all the time to talk about everything under the sun. And they aren’t just no-names like yours truly. She’s had Neil Gaiman. Need I say more? NEIL GAIMAN. And now she’s offered to deal with me, and all of you every month, for my new column, FRANK DANIELS’ LIT RIOT. So check it out and spread the word, by all means. This is another giant step in making publishing bend to our endless, relentless will.

Please welcome Sue into the fold. She is a warrior.

Talk soon.
~Frank

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I’m Selling A Bunch of My Stuff On eBay To Support My Book Tour

Just saw the most kickass article. Seems one of our brothers-in-arms over in the U.K., guerilla graffiti artist BANKSY, has hijacked a bunch of Paris Hilton’s new CDs, replacing the pictures on the sleeve and even the tracks on the CD with his own deliciously evil shit. According to the London Independent, “In place of Ms Hilton’s bubble-gum pop songs, the CDs feature Banksy’s own rudimentary compositions. On the cover of the doctored CD, Ms Hilton’s dress has been digitally repositioned to reveal her bare breasts; on an inside photo, her head has been replaced with that of her dog. On the back cover, the original song titles have been replaced with a list of questions: ‘Why am I famous?’, ‘What have I done?’ and ‘What am I for?’ Inside the accompanying booklet, a picture of the heiress emerging from a luxury car has been retouched to include a group of homeless people.”

Now that’s what I call BADASS, and I aspire to this kind of social commentary and action. But I need your help.

As of now, the following are the dates for the official FUTUREPROOF “Authenticity Matters” Fall ’06 Book Tour.

Saturday, Sept. 30: Columbia, SC

Sunday, Oct. 1: Charlotte, NC

Monday, Oct. 2: Columbus, OH (with Jamie Kilstein)
Tuesday, Oct. 3: Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, Oct. 6: NYC (with authors TBA)

Saturday, Oct. 7: Philly, PA

I’ll post the names of the book stores as we get confirmation that they’re going to host me. But in the meantime, back to the asking you to help me part.

I thought about setting up a Paypal account merely for donations, and in fact, did just that. I’m now accepting any and all donations to help pay for this tour (including the cost of the books I have to buy to bring with me). My Paypal email is nfrankdaniels@gmail.com.

But aside from depending on mere charity for this thing, I decided that I should try to give you guys something in return for all your dedication and commitment. So I went through my somewhat extensive library of books, movies and CDs and culled from that a rather large offering. By the end of the day today I will have posted over 130 different items for sale on eBay. So please, check out my auctions, look at the listings, see if there is anything there that might appeal to you. And KNOW that anything you buy from me is going to a pretty fucking noble cause. Plus, with every winning bid, I’ll be sending a signed FUTUREPROOF poster. Not too shabby, eh? Here’s my sell page. There’s some really tight shit on here, some treasures. Signed books (Henry Rollins, Russell Banks), CDs (Flaming Lips), some of my favorite shit of all time. And now you can have it. And will be helping me get my ass on the road.

SUPPORT INDEPENDENT ARTISTS. They are keeping this place from falling into complete disrepair.

Thank you kindly in advance.

Talk soon.
~Frank

ebay seller name: nfrankdaniels (you can look up all my auctions using at that handle)

PLEASE send out a message to everyone on your bloglists, emails, whatever. Spread the word! Thanks.

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