This lady will be meeting this guy at SIU Homecoming this October. We are the only two authors who have ever written novels about SIU since the university as chartered in 1869. I spent a few minutes talking about our collaboration on WRFN radio in Nashville during the Experimental Radio
In an attempt to spread the word about SIU far and wide, we’ve decided to ask our main competitor to help us out. On the surface that doesn’t seem like a very bright idea. After all, there have been only two novels written about Southern Illinois University, and I wrote
The answer is brain storming, using the productivity cube.
Saluki Marooned author Robert Rickman has had a bout of sickness that has lasted nearly four months: allergic asthma, H1N1, and the stomach flu, which has resulted in emergency room visits, multiple doctors visits, and enough medicine to open a drug store. He’s feeling better now, but (as would be
The novel Saluki Marooned was written specifically to promote a unique university located in an obscure but history laden part of the country. Sadly, much of history is tragic. Southern Illinois has seen more tragedy than some entire states. In Chapter 10 of the novel Peter and Marta are eating
Though Saluki Marooned is fiction, and neither Peter Federson nor Catherine Mancini actually existed, the two characters were written to represent baby boomers who had strong memories of the 35th president. For Catherine, Kennedy’s death was a mere eight years before, but for Peter, who had been forced nearly forty years back in
Roger Davis aka Roger Ramjet holds an interesting discussion on Facebook about his homemade radio station: WRRP. CLICK the Jet. Then stay with us and read and hear his story and how it fits into Saluki Marooned by clicking the on-air sign.
…an instrument. Peter Federson in the novel Saluki Marooned loooooooves music. And he played a lot of it…from a turntable. Playing music helped him too better understand when people spoke. What? And if he played an instrument he’d be able to understand the spoken word even better. Huh? Check out this
. And some people believe that without its party school reputation, Southern Illinois University has lost its identity. It’s been nearly a generation since Carbondale closed the bars along the strip during Halloween. However things have changed. But during the Roaring 70’s Halloween at SIU was 24/7 and 364