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Save The Date!

June 19, 2015

On Saturday, July 11th, RothCo Press will be having an author event and signing party at The Den on Sunset in LA.  The event will run from 3-7 pm, and will include authors Brian Townsley, Shane McKenzie, Frank Lauria, David Aldridge, and others.  Books will be available for purchase and/or signing at the event.  If you are available, come by for a pint and some Trunk Full of Zeroes conversation!

The Den on Sunset–8226 W Sunset Blvd/West Hollywood, CA/90046

-Cheers, GL



May 25, 2015

Thanks so much for everybody who came out on Saturday for Brian Townsley’s book signing for A Trunk Full of Zeroes.  It was an excellent crowd, and every book that made it to the event was sold!  We’ll have some photos from the event up on instagram shortly.  Thanks to Mom’s bar as well!

-cheers, GL

Saturday Event

May 21, 2015

This Saturday, Guerillalit writer Brian Townsley is celebrating the release of his noir novel A Trunk Full of Zeroes with a book signing at Mom’s Bar in LA (12238 Santa Monica Blvd.) from 2-5 pm.  Come on by and grab a pint and a book!

Here is a Facebook invite for the event from RothCo Press.  And here is an Instagram post as a reminder!

Hope to see you there!

-cheers, GL

TFOZ Update–Book Available!

May 14, 2015

Guerillalit writer Brian Townsley’s novel A Trunk Full of Zeroes became available today on Amazon, in both E-book and print versions. Click on either of those links or simply type in Brian Townsley on Amazon and it’ll pop up (as well as the Guerillalit poetry books).  Pick it up for some 1950’s noir!

Also, Brian has begun an Instagram account, so take a look when you have a minute.  And if you are an Instagram member, comment and/or follow!! Looking forward to the 23rd!

Cheers, GL

RothCo Press Interview

May 5, 2015

Guerillalit author Brian Townsley has an interview up on the RothCo site, where he talks about his new book Trunk Full of Zeroes, as well as some lesser-known Los Angeles haunts.  Check it out.

Cheers, GL

News & Notes & Books & Shows

May 1, 2015

First off, all apologies for the lengthy spell on the sidelines. Some of us have, however, been busy…

Guerillalit artist Tim Townsley has a show at the 29 Palms Art Museum on Sunday, May 3rd, from 12-3pm.  He has 16 pieces hanging, and the opening should be a blast.  The work will be up for a month or so.

Guerillalit writer Brian Townsley has his new noir novel, A Trunk Full of Zeroes, coming out on Rothco Press in May.  It will be available via the usual suspects (Amazon, Rothco, select bookstores, etc.), and is the first book in the Sonny Haynes series.

To accompany the release, he will be having a book release/signing party at Mom’s Bar in L.A. on Saturday, May 23rd, from 2-5 pm in the back room.  If you’re available, come on out and have a pint!  There may be reading involved also–but that may well be determined by the amount of bourbon consumed.  Books will be available for purchase at the event as well.

Trunk Full of Zeroes

Tinsel, Confetti

December 12, 2014

It carries with it some ancient machinery, some

sleight of hand which allows it to come and leave as

it does.  Red and green lights alternate between

illumination and darkness in their silence, and still


it winks without irony as those not given to anything

resembling happiness catch snowflakes on their

tongues and blink their powdered lashes free.  It

comes in songs you know by heart, in lies you


believed, and told, and desire.  It comes with clunky

steampunk knobs and whistles, it comes in winter,

and with it a single month of tinsel, confetti.  You

find yourself on the set of a performance without


direction.  But we all know the story.  I will play my part,

as will you, and no rehearsal is necessary.  It ends

with a flourish, and is followed by an epilogue that

portends beginnings and midnight embrace.


It gathers its belongings and slinks out of town while

we sleep away a hangover, but it knows, like us, that

we count the days until it lumbers back into view, all

flashing bulbs, wrapped surprise and those gentle, gentle lies.