Women and Girls 1942-2020

Over the past week or so I have been typing into my computer, word-for-word, the manuscript of a novel written in the early 1950s. It is tedious work but worth the effort because it’s a damn fine novel. It is set in 1942, and the narrator and all the characters use language and express commonly … Read more

Reassessing “the new art”

I was finishing up my senior year in college in Mississippi and going to graduate school at East Tennessee State University. It was the late 1960s. There was an explosion of new and different art schools-movements-events that in many ways ended what art critics and historians had been presenting as an orderly, chronological evolution of … Read more

I got too much stuff on the grill

I got too much stuff on the grill. Hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue chicken, corn on the cob, veggie burgers. Everything cooking at once. Uh oh, the hot dogs are about to burn. Gotta get them off the grill. Oops, chicken needs more sauce. Hey, ya’ll better get your buns and spread you some mayo and … Read more

Grit Lit

I don’t know who first used the term Grit Lit, but I like to think it was Barry Hannah, a great grit-lit novelist and short story writer who used the term in reference to Larry Brown, another great novelist and short story writer. Both Hannah and Brown lived in Oxford, Mississippi, and both died young. … Read more

Kickback – a dramatic reading

Please join PFLAG-Olympia and Mud Flat Press for a free dramatic reading from the young adult novel Kickback – a Max Prescott Murder Mystery by Tracy Gunn -at Olympia Family Theatre – Friday, June 21, 7 p.m. Kickback is set mostly in Olympia, Washington. A Capital High School student is found dead in the woodworking … Read more

Ricker Winsor featured in RISD magazine

The Rhode Island School of Design featured an essay by Mud Flat Press author Ricker Winsor, “What I Know about Art,”and some of his paintings and drawings in their bi-annual magazine RISD XYZ. Congratulations. Ricker Winsor is the author of Pakuwon City, The Painting of My Life, Tik Tok: Poems and Francine.

Cover models

This is old but worth sharing. Artist Brian Roche, who painted the cover illustration for Return to Freedom, book two of the Freedom Trilogy, posted this photo on Facebook shortly after the book came out. It is the couple who modeled for the cover holding a copy of the book. Click title to see photo.

NEW! Thinking Out Loud

Mud Flat Press is excited to announce its latest publication, Thinking Out Loud by Ricker Winsor, a collection of truthful, entertaining and often personal-to-the-extreme essays on everything from the Beat generation to fishing in the Catskills, with many great photographs, including rarely seen photos of celebrities and art world figures such as Janis Joplin and … Read more