Monday, March 2, 2015

Hell Awaits

The Open Mic @ The Open Gallery was a success. If you missed it, you missed a great time, and the details about my next book. Here is a little of what you missed.

Max Mullen
Jean DeSanto Campbell
Author Floyd Root

Reading from my next book, HELL AWAITS!

Hell Awaits is the story of Angus Ralston, a man who becomes addicted to a rare blood type after the death of his boyfriend.

Coming soon!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Are You Ready...for a NEW story?!

The Hotel Stories anthology is finally here. Check in and check it out! 

My contribution takes a dirty look behind the scenes of the indie pro wrestling scene. So, Say Your Prayers. Eat Your Vitamins, and get your copy today, Brother!

Hotel Stories is available on Amazon. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Open Mic @The Open Gallery

The Open Gallery and The Vincennes Writers Group are joining forces to host an Open Mic Night. It's FREE to the public and refreshments will be provided. 

This event is an uncensored forum to present poetry, spoken-word, stories, songs, and more. Bring anything you want to share. A sign up sheet will be available when doors open.

The Vincennes Writers Group will also have copies of their new anthology, Hotel Stories, available for sale. Pricing and other details will be posted as they become available. Don't miss out!

* All ages are welcome, but this is an uncensored event. 

“Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it.” - Mark Twain

The Open Gallery
329 Main Street
Vincennes, Indiana 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


We can debate about what people should, and should not say, but violence isn't the answer. Nobody deserves to die for expressing their right to free speech and freedom of the press. 

My thoughts are with the Charlie Hebdo victims and their families. Long live freedom of speech and freedom of the press! 


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Goodbye 2014

It's impossible to keep up with every new album that comes out. I know that I missed some really good stuff, and I look forward to catching up. I've heard great stuff about FKA twigs, Swans, War on Drugs, White Lung, and the new Beck record.

I feel like I'm always trying to catch up on amazing new music. I just recently got into Deap Valley and Cage The Elephant's 2013 albums. I dig them a lot. I just missed them last year.

The following is my annual Top 10 Albums list. The list is based on what I bought and listened to the most. Enjoy!

My Top 10 Albums of 2014

1. Spoon – They Want My Soul
2. Alvvays – Alvvays
3. Jack White - Lazaretto
4. The Black Keys – Turn Blue
5. Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
6. Chuck E. Weiss – Red Bean and Weiss
7. Nikki Lane – All or Nothin'
8. Pixies - Indie Cindy
9. Tom Petty – Hypnotic Eyes
10. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams

Honorable Mentions: Ty Segall – Manipulator
Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love

As an added bonus I've decided to do my Top 5 Movies of 2014 list

1. Only Lovers Left Alive
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. The Fault In Our Stars
4. Big Hero 6
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Honorable Mention: Dom Hemmingway

I didn't get to see many movies this year, but all of these make my list of all-time favorites.

Boyhood, St. Vincent, Stranger by the Lake, Nightcrawler, and Birdman might have made this a Top 10 list, if I had seen them. They all look very good, and I can't wait to see Inherent Vice.

I'm going to see the new Hobbit movie this weekend. We all know it'll be good. It doesn't even need to be on a list.

Writing News: I'm still waiting on an official release date for the Vincennes Writers Group anthology. There isn't much else to report. It has been an off year, but I look to have a few announcements early next year.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!

Thanks for reading!

- Travis

Friday, December 12, 2014

Coming January 2015

Here are the front and back covers for the Vincennes Writers Group anthology, Hotel Stories. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

I hope you all have a blessed Samhain and safe and Happy Halloween!

- Travis