Scott Oglesby

A piece by Scott Oglesby

A piece by Scott OglesbyMy 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:

The Village Sun: A Sign of the Times

The Village Sun: Coping With Covid After Heading for the Hills

  • “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.

Author: Geoff

Quick rundown: Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron International, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.