Romance / “Working on Mysteries” from the ‘Romance with a soundtrack’ series

The third in the series called a love story with a soundtrack, “Working on Mysteries” takes you back to times of paneled basements, shag carpet, and a Friday night slow dance. Please enjoy this trip back to discovering new loves and the pain of eventual loss, permanent or otherwise – and the soundtrack that accompaniedContinue reading “Romance / “Working on Mysteries” from the ‘Romance with a soundtrack’ series”

Romance / “Swaying to the Music: A love story with a soundtrack”

“Swaying to the Music: A love story with a soundtrack” is now available for 99 cents on Amazon Kindle! The first in the ‘Love stories with a soundtrack’ series, “Swaying to the Music” takes you back to times of innocence, when days always ended too soon because your first love was blooming and you didn’tContinue reading “Romance / “Swaying to the Music: A love story with a soundtrack””

Retro Post Monday – 99 cent sampler of my work titled “Misplaced Heart”

Earlier this year I decided to release a small, but strong, sample of my work that includes both short fiction and poetry. This book is tilted “Misplaced Heart” after one of my favorite pieces contained within. Also, in order to entice more people to take a look, the eBook was priced at just 99 cents!Continue reading “Retro Post Monday – 99 cent sampler of my work titled “Misplaced Heart””

Five Star Sunday book review: “Captivating! Must read!”

I love this review of ‘Songs You Can’t Dance To’!! — “Captivating! Must read! LOVE this. Started to read it, couldn’t put it down….and have gone back to read it again. Completely captivated. Such powerful feelings behind this writing. I feel like I am looking not Steve’s open heart and somehow invading his privacy. SoContinue reading “Five Star Sunday book review: “Captivating! Must read!””

Retro Post Monday: “Seated at the right hand”

This week for Retro Post Monday, please go back in time and enjoy my poem “Seated at the right hand”: https://stevenharz.com/2013/08/29/my-poem-seated-at-the-right-hand/ “Seated at the right hand” originally appeared in my book, “Gas Station Road Map” available at Amazon.

“Gold” – after “Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell and James Taylor

He drove along listening to James Taylor sing a new version of an old Glen Campbell song and watched October in Connecticut fly by the morning skyline in a blur of golden leaves and crisp blue skies. With the window down and the breeze hitting his exposed arm he raised his sunglasses in order toContinue reading ““Gold” – after “Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell and James Taylor”

“An Umbrella For The Bomb Drop” is now on Book Club Reading List

My fourth book, and first almost entirely consisting of short fiction (as opposed to my usual poetry offerings), has been included on Book Club Reading List: “In his fourth book, “An Umbrella For The Bomb Drop”, Steven Harz offers a collection of 15 short stories that move between the emerging loves of our youths toContinue reading ““An Umbrella For The Bomb Drop” is now on Book Club Reading List”

New book: “Ironology 2014: The Iron Writer Championship Series”

I have participated many times in the Iron Writer Challenge, and have been fortunate to win a few. In The Challenge 5 authors are given 4 disparate elements (in one case mine were a coconut, a wheel from a covered wagon, a vacuum tube radio and a Komodo dragon…!) and then have 5 days toContinue reading “New book: “Ironology 2014: The Iron Writer Championship Series””

Backroad Love Story / “Tin boy”

Tin Boy The simultaneous gloss and tack of the Ladies’ Home Journal ran beneath his first two fingers until they came to a stop on an address label showing that it was a mid-1970s October in Connecticut.  Since it was autumn and New England, the memories are tinted orange, and in this case it’s appropriateContinue reading “Backroad Love Story / “Tin boy””

My book, “More Pennies Than Water”

My book, “More Pennies Than Water” In his third collection of fiction and poetry, award-winning writer Steven Harz once again connects readers to stories containing emotions with which we can all connect. In “More Pennies Than Water” he covers themes of loves lost and found as well as rebirth of life and coping with death.Continue reading “My book, “More Pennies Than Water””

“More Pennies Than Water” on sale for 99 cents until the end of March!

In his third collection of fiction and poetry, award-winning writer Steven Harz once again connects readers to stories containing emotions with which we can all connect. In “More Pennies Than Water” he covers themes of loves lost and found as well as rebirth of life and coping with death. Appearing regularly in “The Iron WriterContinue reading ““More Pennies Than Water” on sale for 99 cents until the end of March!”

My new book: “More Pennies Than Water”

Overview:  In his third collection of fiction and poetry, award-winning writer Steven Harz once again connects readers to stories containing emotions with which we can all connect. In “More Pennies Than Water” he covers themes of loves lost and found as well as rebirth of life and coping with death. Appearing regularly in ‘The IronContinue reading “My new book: “More Pennies Than Water””

10 second love story: “Seated at the right hand”

When you finally gained the strength or courage to roll back the stone that had kept me dead to you for three days or years (I’m not sure) I was missing or hiding from our love and the bandages that covered my emotional wounds were not folded neatly because they were still draped from myContinue reading “10 second love story: “Seated at the right hand””

Poetry / “A new cure”

Each day I collect couch cushion pennies Lincoln wheat copper zinc in a dented tin bucket that I stored secretly under our bed until the time came for me to need an abandoned wishing well Behind our house on welcome wooded walks path tracks bridge brook you gathered weeds and wildflowers in turn of theContinue reading “Poetry / “A new cure””

Excerpt from “Tie-dyed tomorrow”

“So knee-deep in desperation I whisper my dreams into the well’s leaky oaken bucket and pulling the old coarse rope my hopes ascend…” — copyright 2013 Steven Harz — “Tie-dyed tomorrow” is included in my latest ebook of fiction and poetry titled “Gas Station Road Map” – take a peek: http://www.amazon.com/Gas-Station-Road-Map-ebook/dp/B00CQ7KC3U

Book reviews: “Songs you can’t dance to”

Here are a few lines form review of my book of love poems and flash fiction: “With ‘Songs you can’t dance to’ Steven Harz begins to explore the key components of the human experience.” “There is comfort in reading ‘Songs You Can’t Dance To’. I challenge anyone to read this gem and not connect toContinue reading “Book reviews: “Songs you can’t dance to””

Another 5-star book review of my book of poetry and flash fiction ‘Songs you can’t dance to’

“Engaging read. Harz manages to translate heartfelt feelings into the written word”  Available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Songs-You-Cant-Dance-ebook/product-reviews/B00ATQW5XK