Bull Garlington

Biography

Bull Garlington is an author and syndicated humor columnist whose work appears in parenting magazines including Chicago Parenting, New York Parenting, Michiana Parent, Tulsa Parent, Birmingham Parent, and Carolina Parent. He is co-author of the popular foodie compendium, The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats. Garlington’s features have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the nation since 1989; he won the Parenting Media Association’s Silver Award for best humor article in 2012. His book, Death by Children was a 2013 book of the year finalist for the Midwest Publishers Association, and was named 2013 Humor Book of the Year by the prestigious industry standard, ForeWard Reviews.

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I just started so here's what attracted me: the readers. They are voracious, ceaseless, courageous readers who consume books as if they are the air they breathe. Secondly, the ease of publication and the breadth of the reach on other platforms; Smashwords automatically sets me up for so many platforms. I could do all that in INDesign and spend 50 hours working on a story--or just upload it to Smashwords in 10 minutes and go have a martini.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. Every fucking thing.
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Where to buy in print


Books

The Lucky Jim
Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A man, a suit, a relationship, a bar, a delicious martini, and an Elvis Costello song.
King of the Road
Price: Free! Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A trucker lies dying. A soul goes riding. Someone sings amazing grace.
Stingy Brim Trilby
Price: Free! Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
The soul of a pedantic attorney plays hooky and falls in love.
Pareidolia
Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.00 from 1 review)
You see it, but is it there? Or you don't see it and it is. Do you see people making love in the ice in the whisky glass? Is that someone reaching over your shoulder? And if that isn't real, well, what is?
Reliquary
Price: Free! Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
It starts with a single bite, a morsel, a taste and then it builds to a dish, to a meal, to a banquet.
Every Song's About Death
Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An old school band manager and a new school performer find common ground.
Naming Things
Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Adam, Eve, and God hit a few bumps in the beginning of everything.
Missionary
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A tone deaf deep space astronomer discovers a catchy tune from beyond our galaxy and destroys the world.
Largemouth Bass
Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A brilliant Indian scientist with self esteem problems faces off against a redneck jet pilot in a bass fishing contest that defies probability.
Chaste
Price: Free! Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A priest smokes a cigarette, sees a girl, and experiences a moment of hideous regret.
Many Boats on the Night Ocean
Price: Free! Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A cruise ship, then a fishing boat, then pirates, then a submarine, then a viking ship, then a submarine, then a fishing boat, then pirates, then a cruise ship, then a written page.
Bullfighter
Price: Free! Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
A man goes to Spain, smokes a cigarette, and stands his ground.

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