My good friend Scott Oglesby has finally been getting recognition as a writer. His first book, the novel, Riding high, was acclaimed but undersold (as he calls it). It was a thoughtful comedy about an aging Big Apple pot dealer delivering weed by bike. He’s also had humorous articles and essays published in Greenwich Village local papers. Here’s a few:
- “My Last Pair of Hi-Tops”, an angst on age was seen in the Villager
- Also in the Villager, an article on the heroics of riding a bike in NYC.
- A treatise about him and his sister – “Divorcing Rhonda,” was published in the Arkansas Lit mag, Gravel.
- Best was an inspiring story about his late wife Helene, “The Best That Love Could” published in the Bellevue Literary Review in 2014. (issue 13)
There are others too, but if I put them in my blog that will count as publishing, he tells me, and that would preclude selling them for other venues. Anyway, he claims they’ll all be published in his upcoming memoir —- Telling Dixie Goodbye, Elderly Dope Dealer Bares All — and very entertaining, he adds! He’s asking that we stay tuned, be patient and get our wallets out and ready. I’m asking the same, he owes me a fortune for all this free marketing.
Presently Scott is a non-fiction editor at the Bellevue Literary Review.