Wednesday, March 11, 2009


So the Washington Post reviewed Angels the other day, and thanks be for Liz Hand, a perfect stranger, who did the right thing.

Back from Pittsburgh and the reading at Joseph-Beth where a few of the clan showed up. I heard for the first time, the story of my grandfather's Irish wake, back in 1936, when they still laid out the body at home. Seems a couple of the lads had a bit much to drink and wanted to raise a glass to Doc, so they took him out of the casket and sat him up in a chair, and properly toasted him. Now, I can't vouch for the story, but the aunties insist it true, so be it.


  1. Hi Keith, -- wonderful book! I hope it does as well as it deserves, and that your worthy clan finds you wherever you read. I note you went to Catholic U. -- I did my undergrad there, 1975-1986. Drop a line if touring brings you to Maine, Best, Liz H. (who inherited her grandfather's Flann O'Brien library)

  2. Hi Keith,
    I am enjoying Angels very much. I met you when you came to Portland. Please keep up the wonderful writing - I am Catholic too and love your urban fantasies. Stolen Child was just a delight but I liked the artwork on my hard cover better than the trade paper one. Keep writing these treasures - please.
    charlotte in Portland