At Fall for the Books, George Mason U, October 11

  Juan Thompson (Stories I Tell Myself) and Tim Denevi (Freak Kingdom) with me (Keep This Quiet! memoir series) were together at George Mason University for the "Fall for the Books" fest October 11. Missing but with us on Skype was Bill McKeen (Outlaw Journalist). The panel went an hour and a half on "Writing about Hunter S. Thompson." What a memorable blast - "on-stage" and off. We had such fun hanging together and also sharing time, talking about our very different writing experien...
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Margaret at the McNally Jackson Bookstore (Brooklyn)

It's official. I joined George Mason MFA professor Tim Denevi and journalist Jonny Diamond (writer for Rolling Stone, etc.; editor in chief of The Literary Hub) at a McNally Jackson Bookstore event in Brooklyn in November. It's part of Denevi's book tour for Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson's Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism, on sale October 30. Partnering with Little Brown, The Paris Review, Soho Press, The Melville House, Harper Perennial, the National Book Criti...
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On How I Came to Write the Revised Edition of KTQ! IV: Ancient Secrets Revealed

To keep my inspiration and sense of connection to Source, I am most drawn to knowledge from something larger than my current state; inspiration from my awareness, which speaks in spurts, whispers unknowns, speculates in large, outrageous ways as it gives me insights, brings potential to my attention. Surfaces. Fortunately, I discovered there was more of myself. After exhaustively covering much of my life, I had not peered closely enough into the 1990s, that grand period when my life was prett...
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Hunter Thompson and Playboy – Rejections

Marty Flynn has, as usual, outdone himself with a story about Hunter Thompson's Playboy writings and interviews. Click here to go there. However, I wanted to add a different facet: his rejections. You can read about some of them in Keep This Quiet! and Keep THIS Quiet Too! For instance, the hilarious experience with the Alpine skier turned advertiser Jean-Claude Killy and the observations Hunter drew in the rejected Killy article. But his Playboy rejections started as early on as Hell's Angels. ...
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At Dancing Moon – Saturday, July 16

Hi, In case you're free or intend to come, here's a reminder about my Dancing Moon event tomorrow. Spirituality Book Launch Keep This Quiet! IV: More Initiations By Margaret A. Harrell 2 - 4 p.m.  - at Dancing Moon Books and Gifts  1840 Wake Forest Rd. Raleigh NC 27612 Dancing Moon Newsletter: Join us in the front Fairy Room at Dancing Moon for an experience like no other! Margaret will read from her book, sign books which will be for sale at the store and lead everyone int...
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