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New Frank Mundo Poem Published Today at Beautiful Losers Magazine

I have a new poem called “The Upsell Artist” published today at Beautiful Losers Magazine, a great little lit mag I really like.

The subject matter is a bit racier than my usual stuff, so be warned.

If you want to check it out, please visit Beautiful Losers Magazine.

Here’s the URL if the link doesn’t work –> https://medium.com/beautiful-losers/the-upsell-artist-by-frank-mundo-67b749cbfa73#.xalsj7o31

Be sure to “like” it and share it if you can, so they invite me back in the future.

Thank you for your support. It means a lot to me.

Oh, I have another new poem coming in April — a National Poetry Month feature for aaduna magazine.

Stayed tuned for another post with more info as we approach April.


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“Different”is the Reprise Review at Big Al’s Books and Pals Today

Very cool. Big Al’s Books and Pals had made my book “Different” its Reprise Review of the day. Check it out.
Different tells the story of Gregory Gourde, who wakes up in his bed one morning with an impossible new feature. We follow Gregory down a rabbit hole of sorts to a new world and an audacious exploration of what it really means to be different in this dark yet humorous nod to Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” and Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”.



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Different by Frank Mundo is FREE this Weekend

You read it right. My book Different is free this Saturday through Monday, March 25-27 on Kindle. Check it out.

If you choose to read it, please share your review on GR and Amazon. Love it or hate it, I appreciate your time and your opinion.

Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/Different-Frank-Mundo-ebook/dp/B00H7GAJTM

Different is an illustrated novella for adults. It’s in the Urban Fantasy or Contemporary Fantasy genres. There are six reviews on GR, and four on Amazon: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19454182-different

Summary: If you like those “peculiar” children Tim Burton is about to make famous, you might like Different.

One morning 12-year-old Gregory Gourde wakes up in his bed with an impossible new feature: his head has become a watermelon. We follow Gregory down a rabbit hole of sorts to a new world and an audacious exploration of what it really means to be different in this dark yet humorous nod to Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” and Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”.

The illustrations in Different are woodcut-style black-and-white drawings (after the famous Alice in Wonderland art) by Keith Draws, who also illustrated my other book, The Brubury Tales (Illustrated Edition) and the cover of my short-story collection, Gary, the Four-Eyed Fairy (who, incidentally, makes an appearance in Different).

*Adult language and content. Not for children under 13 or 14.

I hope you enjoy Different.

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Classical Carousel Reviews The Brubury Tales

I am honored and so grateful for the amazing reviews and responses to my book The Brubury Tales that continue to come in.

Just today, an in-depth book review of The Brubury Tales was posted at Classical Carousel, an exceptional literary blog that reviews classic books by dead authors almost exclusively. But, because the site was already taking on  Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, The Brubury Tales (my homage to Chaucer’s amazing work) was chosen to be included in a side-by-side reading challenge of old and new! That decision alone was a huge honor and an awesome reminder to me of how lucky I am to keep finding an audience for such an unusual book — based on a work that means so very much to me.

You can read the full review of The Brubury Tales here.

And please be sure to check out the full reviews of The Canterbury Tales as well, and all the many Classical Carousel reviews of some of the best books by some of the best dead writers ever.

The Brubury Tales is available in paperback and ebook formats at Amazon.


The Brubury Tales is an ambitious homage to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. It takes Chaucer’s story and frame to Los Angeles just after the riots, where seven security guards on the graveyard shift swap tales in a hilarious storytelling competition for Christmas vacation time.


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Frank Mundo Interviewed by Bulgarian Writer Ognian Georgiev

I had the honor of being interviewed by Ognian Georgiev, a writer from Bulgaria Today about my books, writing, reviewing and more.

Check it out here!

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Download Gary the Four-Eyed Fairy for Free

My collection of 12 short stories, Gary the Four-Eyed Fairy and Other Stories, is Free today at Kindle. Check it out and tell your friends on twitter and facebook. And thank you so much for your continued support of my writing dreams and my blog. I hope you like the book.

Remember, if you don’t have a kindle, you can always download the free app and read the book on your computer, tablet or smart phone.


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Emerging Writers & Holiday Potluck with Sisters in Crime LA

Sisters in Crime Los Angeles present “New Voices: A Showcase of Emerging Writers” on Sunday, Dec. 4.

  • Share in an eclectic potluck and listen to readings of suspense and danger from five emerging writers.
  • Bring new and gently used books to share with the Friends of the South Pasadena Library.
  • Enjoy holiday music on the piano from the talented Gerry Schiller.

Date: Sunday, Dec. 4
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: South Pasadena Library Community Room
1115 El Centro St. South Pasadena
Cost: No charge, just a dish to share. Guests are welcome.
Designated charity: Friends of the South Pasadena Library.
More information: www.SistersinCrimeLA.com

The writers who will read from their yet-to-be-published mysteries are:

Maria Alexander, an author of humor, suspense and horror. Her stories have appeared in award-winning anthologies and magazines alongside greats such as Chuck Palahniuk and David Morrell and have been praised by “Rue Morgue” and “Fangoria.” When not crafting crimes, she is an award-winning copywriter for Disney’s websites. Check out the Haunted Mansion page on Disneyland.com to taste her turn of phrase. Her website is www.mariaalexander.net.

Maria will read from No Rhyme Goes Unpunished, an offbeat comedy thriller about Henry Cake, a homicide detective who can’t get a break in his career until someone starts killing all the worst poets in L.A.

Laura Brennan, whose eclectic career has so far included lopping people’s heads off on “Highlander: The Raven,” feeding them to dinosaurs on TV’s “The Lost World,” and sacrificing them to demons and vampires in her adaptation of the L.A. Banks” Vampire Huntress series for PicturePlay Productions.  But it hasn’t all been blood and guts: Her series Faux Baby (www.hulu.com/faux-baby) explores the lighter side of motherhood. And if the faux baby loses a limb here and there, well… No, actually, she has no justification for that at all.  Check her out at www.pitchingperfectly.com.

Laura will share from The End of All Things, a thriller set in Victorian London. Four years before Jack the Ripper, a killer stalks the daughters of London’s upper class. The only man who can stop him wants nothing to do with the case — until he realizes he might hang for the murders himself.

Sam Roseme, a lawyer, former journalist and busy writer. His mysteries have appeared in “A Twist of Noir,” “Mysterical-e,” and the anthologies “Pulp Empire, Volume 2” and the recently released “West Coast Crime Wave.” He has written for Readers’ Digest, New York Law Journal and many other publications. He is currently practices law in downtown Los Angeles.

Sam will read from his first novel, Up or Out, featuring attorney Josh Lehman.With his chances of becoming partner at his prestigious law firm slim to none, Josh is about to lose his plum job due to the firm’s strict up-or-out policy — you’re either promoted to partner or you’re pushed out. His fortunes change when he witnesses his boss run down a man and keep on driving. The blackmail saves his job for the time being but draws him deep into the cover-up of the crime and the dangerous inner world of his boss that may cost him his life.

Carole Sojka, who began to write seriously after she retired as the administrator of a public law office in Orange County. She is working on a mystery series set on Florida’s Gold Coast and has had a short story published in an anthology from Red Coyote Press.

Carole will be reading the beginning of a short story entitled “Wind,” which has as its backdrop the twin plagues of Los Angeles — wind and fire.

Diane Vallere is a 20-year fashion industry insider with a taste for murder. Her short story “Identity Crisis” is featured in FISH TALES: The Guppy Anthology, published by Wildside Press in 2011. She started her own detective agency at age 10 and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.

Diane will present a selection from Pillow Stalk, a zany mystery revolving around interior decorator Madison Night. Madison has modeled her life and her look after Doris Day’s character in the movie “Pillow Talk,” but when a killer targets women dressed like the bubbly actress, Madison’s signature Sixties style places her in the middle of a homicide investigation. The local detective connects the new crimes to a 20-year old cold case, and Madison’s long-trusted contractor emerges as the leading suspect. As the body count piles up like a stack of plush pillows, Madison uncovers a Soviet spy, a campaign to destroy all Doris Day movies, and six minutes of film that will change her life forever.

For more information, visit: www.SistersinCrimeLA.com


Frank Mundo is the author of The Brubury Tales and Gary, the Four-Eyed Fairy. Don’t forget to subscribe to my emails and follow me on Twitter @LABooksExaminer for the latest updates to LA Books Examiner.

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