Basil Rosa

Biography

John Flynn (www.basilrosa.com), who also writes as Basil Rosa, has published chapbooks, as well as complete collections of poems, which include Moments Between Cities, and Restless Vanishings. He has also published three collections of short stories: Something Grand, Dreaming Rodin, and Off To The Next Wherever. He’s earned awards from the New England Poetry Club, and the U.S. Peace Corps.

Where to find Basil Rosa online

Where to buy in print

Books

Milk Blossom Pushes Free
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,800. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2020 by John Michael Flynn. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
At the age of 35, Ruby L. Hermosa would like to know how her life became so complicated and difficult. The year is 2022, having survived in her native Manhattan during the Covid-19 lockdown, Ruby is now seeing herself and the city bounce back. Broadway plays and musicals are casting again, and so are movies.
Witness Marks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,860. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2020 by John Michael Flynn. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Preacher Everett Micah Zachery narrates this novel of interconnected stories of heartbreak and joy, each one taken from a diverse group of parishioners at Glad Tidings Church in the Southeastern U.S. city of Belinda.
God Wore Denim
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,230. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2020 by John Michael Flynn. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Danville, Virginia native and narrator James Robert Bradner, known as JB, is an octogenarian, widower, recovering alcoholic and Vietnam veteran with a passion for Western North Carolina’s history. As both love letter and elegy, he recounts daily life on a family farm and his friendship with a new arrival, a 13-year-old boy named Junior.
Groovemasters Night At the Met Cafe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2020 by John Michael Flynn. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The second novel in Basil Rosa’s Lotion State Trilogy, Groovemasters Night At The Met Café is a retelling of Balzac’s Lost Illusions that takes place among the bohemian set of Providence, Rhode Island in 1981, chronicling one autumn of a May-September romance between actress Shura Levy and her younger suitor and aspiring actor, Ship C. Cusack.
No Tourists At the Cup Defenders
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,620. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2020 by John Michael Flynn. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The third novel in Basil Rosa’s Lotion State Trilogy, No Tourists At The Cup Defenders is narrated by commercial fisherman Pee Wee Coyle who details the brief tragic life of 23-year-old Victor Silva, an aspiring fisherman killed defending his friend in a fight on Bowen’s Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island.
Eightball at Grady's Palace East
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,250. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2020 by John Michael Flynn. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The first novel of Basil Rosa’s Lotion State Trilogy, Eightball At Grady’s Palace East is an atmospheric detailing of life in Providence in 1979, blending friendships, love, low-level drug dealing and survival among a variety of young creative spirits loyal to a struggling Iranian immigrant.