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Authors Pick 5 Short Stories Everyone Should Read for Short Story Month

Hopefully you’ve spent a good portion of Short Story Month immersing yourself in your old favorites while also finding some new writers whose short works appeal to you as much as any novel. 963 more words


10 Must-Read Books for February

It’s only the second month of 2014, and we already have a bunch of books to jot down for end-of-year list consideration. We’ve still likely got a month or more of winter cold to look forward to, and thankfully, the pile of great reads (including a stellar selection of short-story collections) due out in February provides plenty of reasons to stay inside until things start to thaw out. 691 more words


(Design) Joseph Riippi's "Because"

Because Joseph Riippi’s upcoming novel is full of bittersweet hope and heartache, I had to incorporate a design that juxtaposed the calming blue/green colors with texture and typeface that bordered on curious. Here’s the end result:

The Sweltry Recap of NY/BEA

I’m back from hot and sweaty New York! This past weekend I was there to attend Book Expo of America and to meet various booksellers and talk up my upcoming novel, … 550 more words

"A love song to memory and mothers..." A Cloth House reviewed at HTMLGiant

Joe Trinkle on A Cloth House over at HTMLGiant:

Joseph Riippi’s novella, A Cloth House, reads like a transcript of a long-ago dream — fragmented, steeped in mist, sticky with synesthesiac description that cannot avoid its own hieroglyphic symbolism.

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A Cloth House

A Review: A Cloth House by Joseph Riippi

A Cloth House by Joseph Riippi

Housefire Publishing, 2012, $7.99

A Cloth House by Joseph Riippi is a collection of short fiction pieces, of memories, of pieces to the puzzle of a pained woman’s memory of her broken childhood, of recalling those haunting moments. 807 more words


"A beautiful examination of the way our lives and memories are shaped."

A Cloth House was beautifully reviewed by Thomas Michael Duncan at PANK:

A Cloth House will put a death grip on your heartstrings. It’s a mystery that unravels on every page and, above all, a beautiful examination of the way our lives and memories are shaped, by love and anguish, birth and death, blessings and tragedies.

A Cloth House