Tuesday, March 10, 2009

JAMSBio Prints Excerpt from Grasty's Novel

JAMSBio, the Internet's leading music magazine, recently publishes the first chapter of author Tom Grasty’s taut thriller inspired by the life and music of Bob Dylan.

Check it out here.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dylan Radio Features Grasty's New Novel

Pete Freckelton, host and founder of Dylan Radio, recently featured Tom Grasty's new rock n' roll murder-mystery, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS.

To listen to Dylan Radio, click here.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Grasty Interviewed Saturday, May 10, 2008, on San Francisco's KPOO

Tom Grasty was interviewed Saturday, May 10, 2008, on San Francisco's KPOO by Donald Lacy, host of the long-running "Wake Up Everybody." Mr. Grasty discussed his new rock n' roll murder-mystery, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS.

Listen to the interview below:

For more information on KPOO click here.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Grasty Signs Novel at LA Festival of Books

Tom Grasty signed his debut novel, Blood on the Tracks, at the LA Festival of Books Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 2008.

The LA Festival of Books takes place the last weekend in April on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. For more info on this year's festival, visit the Festival's website.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Grasty's New Novel Reviewed in Exeter Bulletin

It's been said you can't go home again. Well, that axiom apparently hasn't held up for Tom Grasty, author of the recently released rock n' roll murder-mystery, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS.

From 1983-86, 'home' was Phillips Exter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. And this April, his old alumni magazine, The Exeter Bulletin, made Tom feel quite at home when fellow alumnus, Ali T. Kokmen, took a little time to review Tom's novel.

A 15-year veteran of the book publishing industry, Ali T. Kokmen currently works for RandomHouse as the marketing manager for their Del Rey line of graphic novels and manga.

For a full copy of the review, click on the image above.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Grasty's Novel Featured on "Radio Facts"

Bold and unapologetic, Radio Facts is the unique Urban Industry Resource for the music industry. If you haven't checked them out yet, click here.

And while you're there, check out the 'Blood blurb' on Grasty's new novel.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

"Blood" at Skirball Center: February 8-June 8, 2008

Tom Grasty's new novel, Blood on the Tracks, will be available at the upcoming exhibit, "Bob Dylan's American Journey, 1956–1966" (February 8 through June 8, 2008) at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

For more information on "Bob Dylan's American Journey, 1956-1966" click on the image below:

For more information on the Skirball Center click on the image below:

For more information on
Blood on the Tracks, keep reading.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Grasty's New Novel "Blood" Seaps into The Vault

Founded in 1997, by Chicago-area music fanatic Christopher Thelen (a.k.a. Bob Pierce), The Daily Vault reviews music of all genres and from all eras, including CD reviews, concert reviews, artist interviews, and now...the new novel by Tom Grasty, Blood on the Tracks.

Check it out here.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Grasty's New Novel Makes the 'Grade'

In addition to being a writer, Tom Grasty also teaches writing. And the school where he teaches it, California State University, Fullerton, is now writing about him.

Click on image below to read the interview.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Grasty's Novel Alluded to by Author Charles Hodgson

In his daily Podictionary entry, Charles Hodgson, author of Carnal Knowledge: A Navel Gazer's Dictionary of Anatomy, Etymology, and Trivia, 'alludes' to Blood on the Tracks.

In a bit of verbal acrobatics, Hodgson writes: "Tom Grasty has actually written a book called Blood on the Tracks that isn’t about Bob Dylan, but alludes to him. That means Tom’s book never actually mentions Bob Dylan, but Blood on the Tracks; a Dylan album, like duh!"

To read (or listen to) the entire entry on how Grasty 'alluded' to Dylan in his new novel, go to

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

"Blonde on the Tracks"?: Fans Give Grasty's New Novel an Unexpected Twist

It seems Blood is beginning to seep across the Web.

Obviously, Tom Grasty is a fan of Bob Dylan. Now, it seems, others are using Grasty's new novel, Blood on the Tracks, to demonstrate their devotion to Dylan as well.

About a week ago, members of an online B
ob Dylan community called 'The Never Ending Pool' began collaborating on their own homage to the elusive rock star. Using Blood on the Tracks as inspiration, and characters from Dylan's 1966 classic album, "Blonde on Blonde," as context, they started writing some fiction of their own.

Not sure if they've agreed on a title yet, but what they have so far is 'dripping' with some killer Dylan references. Check out the first 'chapter' here.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Grasty Interviewed by Emon Hassan

Tom Grasty was recently interviewed by Emon Hassan about the process of writing his debut novel, Blood on the Tracks.

Read what Tom had to say at Emon's blog, Emonome.