Book release and company launch party for Surface Popper Publications

June 3rd, 5 to 8 p.m., at Frying Pan Gallery in Wellfleet

Wellfleet, MA– Surface Popper Publications proudly announces its company launch party, featuring the release of Rob Conery's Shot Monkey: The Early Years and Susan Blood's How Not to Do Things. The party is at The Frying Pan Gallery in Wellfleet on June 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. and will include book signings, readings, music, snacks, and wine.

In How Not to Do Things, Susan Blood's ferociously optimistic essays take us on a cathartic odyssey through life's bumps, from an infestation of mice and swimsuit disasters, to aging parents and her own funeral. Susan writes of her desire to see a version of Dwell Magazine where the interior photos are taken without notice. These are those photos—full of wit, despair, resolve, insight, clarity, terror, and a couchful of laundry.

Susan's work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, the Provincetown Banner, The Magazine of Yoga, MamaPop, Bachtrack, and her own blog, Trout Towers. Opera Betty, her opera show for people who hate opera, airs on Outermost radio WOMR.

Rob Conery's Shot Monkey: The Early Years is a visit to madcap Bayside, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a small drinking village with a fishing problem. Kevin Fleming just wants to land a striper at Chase Point, but when he finds two bags of money on the beach all hell breaks loose and now he's got 12 hours to clear his name.

Rob Conery is the weekly fishing columnist in the Cape Cod Times. He is the author of the ski bum novel Winterland. His work has appeared in Powder, Cigar Aficionado, Fly Rod & Reel and The Drake. His short fiction appears in Sand Sports magazine. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, he splits time between a hobo camp in western Maine and his native Cape Cod, where he has spent 45 consecutive years walking distance to Lewis Bay.

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