Gary Reilly & The Asphalt Warrior

My pal Gary is getting published.

Gary’s first book, The Asphalt Warrior, comes out June 5, 2012.  More here. 

Gary’s second book, Ticket to Hollywood, comes out Dec. 3, 2012. Early reviews are excellent.

Murph’s Facebook page.

Follow Murph on Twitter: @Asphalt_Warrior

Interview with Sherry Peterson, Gary’s life partner: here. 

May 27, 2012: Terrific article in Scottsbluff, Nebraska Star Herald here.

June 1, 2012: Shakespeare & Ultralights: Lessons in Fiction here. Includes extensive emails from Gary to Mark Stevens about writing.

June 3, 2012: Nice piece by a London cab driver. “We’ve all climbed into Taxis driven by odd characters and been treated to advice from unexpected quarters. But you’ve never met anybody quite like Murph the Asphalt Warrior.” Here. 

June 4, 2012.  “Murph is a great character who brings his daily wages home to his apartment on Capitol Hill. He hides his hard earned money in a copy of James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake. I like Murph. Murph sarcastically quips that nobody would ever steal ‘sunny Jim’s’ labyrinthine novel off the shelf of his crowded library.” – Denver City Auditor Dennis Gallagher writing about The Asphalt Warrior here.

June 4, 2012: Fine piece in Westword (by Alan Prendergast) about Gary. “He was an absolutely wonderful writer,” recalls one of his instructors, Joe Nigg, the author of several acclaimed books on mythical creatures. “He was also the only writer I know who didn’t try to sell anything.” Here.

June 5, 2012: Podcast of Tattered Cover presentation at launch of “The Asphalt Warrior.”

June 9, 2012: A remembrance on Telluride Inside Out. Here.

June 27, 2012: Nice review by Julia Ondrak. Here.

July 10, 2012: Bookpleasures.com review by Gordon Osmond. Here.

July 16, 2012: Terrific review from Barry Wightman’s Random Notes: Here.

Aug. 12, 2012: Terrific review from The Denver Post here.

Nov. 29, 2012: Q & A with Running Meter Press here.

Dec. 2, 2012: Terrific review of ‘Ticket to Hollywood’ on AnitaBook.com here.

April, 2013: “Ticket to Hollywood” is a 2013 Colorado Book Awards Finalist ! Full list here.

April 25, 2013: City Auditor Dennis Gallagher reads a selection from “Ticket to Hollywood” at Denver Press Club event recognizing Colorado Book Awards finalists.

Gary’s obituary here.

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