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New book released...General Editor of Harmony Series

Stoled Child: A Novel

As the editor-publisher of Bottom Dog press I have the pleasure of laboring to bring new books to life for others. We just published two strong novels: Stolen Child by Suzanne Kelly and The Canary by Michael Loyd Gray. We support the art of writing in the Midwest. http://smithdocs.net

Larry's Latest Blogs

Nov.14.2013 - 11:50 am
The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov
The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov by Denise Levertov Edited by Paul A. Lacey Reviewed by Larry Smith | Released: November 13, 2013 Publisher: New Directions (1064 pages)...
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Nov.07.2013 - 6:56 am
I have posted an article here on Red Room for Authors dealing with writing your memoirs. It's the fruit of years of work as an editor, publisher, teacher, critic, and author. I...
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Oct.26.2013 - 3:55 am
      Our motives and intentions are complex, but Virginia Woolf captures here one of the deep satisfactions in writing.     Virginia Woolf from...
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Oct.24.2013 - 9:25 am
WHAT IS YOUR WORK?   Larry Smith              We meet someone new and they ask—What do you do? What is your...
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Comments from Larry

Oct.26.2013 - 3:57 am
In response to: Why We Write...Virginia Woolf
She nails the act and connects us all to it.
Oct.24.2013 - 4:58 pm
In response to: What Is Your Work?
I try to write what matters...I'm now 70, and no time to waste on show. Peace to you.  
Sep.21.2013 - 2:37 am
In response to: New book released...General Editor of Harmony Series
My co-editor on this project is Susanna Sharp-Schwacke...She was the editor and cover designer who did this book and...
Sep.18.2013 - 3:48 am
In response to: Zen Writing Approach
The Zen approach to writing does mean a reversal of so much of our Western view of writing...to publish, to achieve...
Sep.11.2013 - 9:10 am
In response to: Zen Mind: Writer's Mind
  As long as I don’t aim, I won’t miss. With the catalpa bow I shoot the arrow toward the open sky.    

Published Reviews

The Free Farm
Published by Athens News
"The Free Farm" is a pleasurable read about an OU student who struggles balancing social change, the woman he loves, and the college lifestyle at OU. It gives an eye-level...