NEW RELEASE – Dialogues on the Beach by John C. McLucas

Cover for DIALOGUES ON THE BEACH, a novel by John C. McLucas. A painting by artist Minas Konsolas on the cover: an empty boardwalk bench overlooks an empty Rehoboth beach.

John C. McLucas‘ debut novel, Dialogues on the Beach, is here!

This beautiful paperback, bound in the art of Minás Konsolas, is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Itasca Books, as well as the Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore, Maryland!

Dialogues on the Beach follows Jim, who was…is? in love with his best friend, Tony, but Tony married Rachel, and she is…always was? a fantastic human being and a caring, supportive friend. Still, it’s unfathomable for Jim to think about loving anyone else the way he loved…loves? Tony, and next to impossible for him to consider loving himself.

Until 1993, when Jim joins Tony and Rachel on Rehoboth Beach. Metaphorical lines in the physical sand separate the gay and straight communities, but when Jim meets Joe, that line is erased and redrawn as a labyrinth. Misunderstandings and new perspectives arise at each turn, but one thing remains certain: Jim isn’t the same person he was when he first met Tony. And maybe that’s OK.


Dr. John C. McLucas has taught Italian and Latin at Towson U. since 1984. He has taught Italian language and repertory to voice students at Peabody Conservatory; he is a classically trained singer himself. Dr. McLucas has published numerous scholarly articles and translations as well as poetry and short fiction.


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Autumn Signings with John Adam Wasowicz!

Three more dates have been added to John Adam Wasowicz’s whirlwind tour for his mystery/thriller Daingerfield Island!  Save them to your calendar, or see our Events page for more information and tour dates!

September 16th, 11am – 3pm
Book Warehouse
Gettysburg Outlet Center
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Suite 920
Gettysburg, PA 17325

October 28th, 11am – 3pm
Book Warehouse
Tanger Outlets Nags Head
7100 South Croatan Hwy, Suite 69
Nags Head, NC 27959

November 16th, 11am – 3pm
Book Warehouse
Rockvale Outlets
35 South Willowdale Drive, Suite 716
Lancaster, PA 17602

Washington Independent Review of Books Features Doritt Carroll’s Latest Release

“What powers the work of Carroll is bold truth, intellectual firepower, and emotional experiences that raise good dust — after the settling, nothing is the same.” — Grace Cavalieri, Washington Independent Review of Books

Grace Cavalieri’s recent review of Doritt Carroll’s sorry you are not an instant winner reads like the poetry that appears in her monthly column. Head over to WIRoBooks and read why Cavalieri calls Carroll’s writing something she “won’t forget.”

Congratulations, Doritt!


Doritt Carroll is BrickHouse Books’ Poetry Editor and author of two BHB titles, In Caves and GLTTL STP. sorry you are not an instant winner was published with Kattywompus Press earlier this year.

John Adam Wasowicz returns to the Island Bookstore September 2nd

John Adam Wasowicz returns to the Island Bookstore in North Carolina on September 2nd!  He will be signing copies of his latest release, the mystery/thriller Daingerfield Island!

Here’s what John had to say about his first appearance at the Island Bookstore:

“We met some wonderful people at Island Bookstore on the Outer Banks, NC. The hospitality of the bookstore staff was extraordinary. It was a reminder of the magical power of a bookstore. The stories customers bring inside with them are as special as the stories in the books awaiting their perusal.”

SAVE THE DATE!

September 2, 2017
11am-1pm
The Island Bookstore
1177 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949

See you there!

Daingerfield Island Signing at the Winchester Book Gallery with John Adam Wasowicz

John Adam Wasowicz will appear at the Winchester Book Gallery in September to sign your copy of his latest release, Daingerfield Island!


Save the date!

Saturday, September 9th, 2017
11am – 1pm

The Winchester Book Gallery
185 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601


Daingerfield Island is available for purchase at the Winchester Book Gallery. You can also visit Daingerfield Island‘s BHB page for additional retailers.

COMING SOON – Dialogues on the Beach by John C. McLucas


BrickHouse Books is proud to announce the upcoming release of Dialogues on the Beach, a novel by John C. McLucas!

Jim was…is? in love with his best friend, Tony, but Tony married Rachel, and she is…always was? a fantastic human being and a caring, supportive friend. Still, it’s unfathomable for Jim to think about loving anyone else the way he loved…loves? Tony, and next to impossible for him to consider loving himself.

Until 1993, when Jim joins Tony and Rachel on Rehoboth Beach. Metaphorical lines in the physical sand separate the gay and straight communities, but when Jim meets Joe, that line is erased and redrawn as a labyrinth. Misunderstandings and new perspectives arise at each turn, but one thing remains certain: Jim isn’t the same person he was when he first met Tony. And maybe that’s OK.


Dialogues on the Beach will be released September 10, 2017, and is available for pre-order here:


Dr. John C. McLucas has taught Italian and Latin at Towson U. since 1984. He has taught Italian language and repertory to voice students at Peabody Conservatory; he is a classically trained singer himself. Dr. McLucas has published numerous scholarly articles and translations as well as poetry and short fiction. Dialogues on the Beach is his first novel.

About the Cover:

A welcoming boardwalk bench and the gently rolling waves of Rehoboth Beach, painted by artist Minás Konsolas, invite us to settle in and join McLucas’ characters as they ruminate and reminisce about the nature of relationships and each other. Learn more about the artist at minaskonsolas.com.

American Life in Poetry Features P. Ivan Young’s “Visiting the Neighborhood”

Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate (2004-2006) and founder of American Life in Poetry, recently featured BHB author P. Ivan Young‘s poem “Visiting the Neighborhood” in his weekly column.  The poem was originally published by The Cortland Review in 2013.

Visiting the Neighborhood

The entrance at the back of the complex
led onto a road, where an upended couch
tilted into a ditch and a washing machine
gleamed avocado beneath pine needles.

[ Continue reading at American Life in Poetry ]

P. Ivan Young published his poetry collection, Smell of Salt, Ghost of Rain, with BHB in 2015, available now at major online retailers.