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Book for Sale

We interrupt this blog for the following not very important announcement!

Oh, how crass of me. But I have been remiss in promoting my wares.

(Now I can sleep soundly, knowing that I have done a bit of “ware promoting”. )

Other Times and Places now available increasingly everywhere!

About Other Times and Places:

What do a thief, wizards, a platypus, ghosts, soft drink salesmen, God, the devil, and a spaceman all have in common? Together they will make you laugh, think, sleep better, open your mind, spark your imagination, and quite possibly improve your complexion* as Joe Mahoney brings them all vividly to life in this humorous and thoughtful collection of seven tales of the fantastic.

*Individual results may vary


Artist’s Rendition of a T’Klee

I know you’ve all wondered what an actual T’Klee looks like. You know, a T’Klee, from A Time and a Place.

What? You haven’t read A Time and a Place yet?

Well it’s not too late.

Or perhaps you’d rather listen to it.

Okay, now that you’ve read about T’Klee (or listened about T’Klee), that up there is one artist’s take on what a T’Klee actually looks like.

Thanks to my daughter Erin for sharing that with me. 🙂

Trouble Report Follow-Up

Text Box:  Saturday May 15/04
The boys in Master Control circa 1990: Joram Kalfa, Joe Mahoney, and Peter Chin in Radio Master Control, Jarvis Street, Toronto

Whenever I was responsible for an on-air radio production fault, I was required to fill out a form called a Trouble Report Follow-up. Here’s one for an issue I was responsible for on Stuart McLean‘s The Vinyl Cafe. As you will see, the consequences of making such a mistake on air were quite dire.

Please answer the following questions providing as much detail as you can.

PART A – For the person responsible.

Which fault are you reporting on?

Saturday May 15/04 9:05 out of Toronto MCR The Vinyl Cafe

What caused the fault? Please be specific.

The Toronto MCR tech considered the show levels a tad low, maybe 2dB low I believe he said.  He boosted the levels using an analog DA before the show aired. 

Have you experienced a similar fault recently? What was the cause?


Is the supervisor aware of the fault?

I expect so.

What can be done to correct the cause of this fault?

I will ensure that future show levels are a tad hotter. Also, as punishment, the boys in master control will not allow me to consume any master control cake for the week of the fault.

Sign up for Writing News! Or Not…

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels

Update: Turns out the Newsletter sign up form was glitchy. But it should work now! If you tried signing up any time before Monday April 6th I’m afraid you’ll have to sign up again. Sorry for the trouble!

Off to the right there on this very blog you’ll see a place where you can sign up for writing news about Yours Truly should you be so inclined. What writing news, you ask? How many words I’ve written each day? How many I haven’t? Which words I wrote? Which words I deleted, or rewrote, or spelled wrong?

Nah, nothing like that. Just news about new books I have out, or appearances at various book fairs, along with anything else I think you might be interested in.

As with all such newsletters, you need to expressly opt-in to be included, to ensure that nefarious characters like me don’t spam you. And you can opt out at any time by simply clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the newsletter, or by dropping me a line and saying, “Will you please take me off this newsletter, please, I thought you were Joe Mahoney the baseball player, not some lame writer guy,” or the like.

I’m only asking for three pieces of information about you. Email, for obvious reasons, name, for relatively obvious reasons, and country, just cuz that would be interesting to know. You don’t even have to tell me the truth. You can just make a country up, if you like. That might be even more interesting.

A note for those who might have signed up before: I’m afraid you’ll have to sign up again. I was using a different service before, which hasn’t worked out. So starting fresh with Mailerlite, which I’m optimistic will work much better.

Anyway, here’s hoping you sign up. If enough people do, expect to start seeing some newsletters. Not too many though… don’t want to inundate anyone. But I should be able to manage at least one or two over the next ten or twelve years…

Artspace Book and Zine Fest Coming up in Peterborough

I’m looking forward to attending the 5th annual Artspace and Zine Fest coming up in Peterborough on Saturday February 29th. It will be held at the Peterborough Public Library in The Community Room, which you’ll find on the bottom floor of the library at 345 Aylmer St N.

According to the organizers, “The event will feature artist-made zines, comics and graphic novels, letterpress prints and cards, the work of small presses, woodcuts, screen prints, handmade books and other types of book and paper arts.”

It’ll also feature me! Along with my friends Tanah Haney and Tanah’s husband Mark Harrison, with whom I’ll be sharing a table. Tanah is a local poet, harpist, novelist and music teacher. Mark is a photographer, graphic designer and digital artist. They’ll be there with their collaborative work “Where the World Bleeds Through,” which represents a collaborative journey through poetry and art spanning over 25 years. I’ll be there with my debut novel A Time and a Place and my new short story collection, Other Times and Places. 

Hope to see you there Saturday, February 29, 2020 10am to 5pm!

Find out more here: https://artspace-arc.org/event/5th-annual-artspace-book-zine-fest/

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