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Squat Discussion with “The Homeless Guy”
November 29, 2006, 10:07 pm
Filed under: Squat News, Squat Reviews

taylor.jpgOn September 14th, blogger Kathleen Popa posted a favoravle review of Squat saying she found the book “an engaging novel that asks important questions about homelessness.” However, Kathleen wanted to see what a different perspective might be coming from someone who has experienced homeless so she interviewed “The Homeless Guy” Kevin Barbieux about his view of Squat.kevin.jpg

Well, Kevin was much more critical of Squat. This has prompted Taylor to seek further dialog with Kevin about the issues he raised in his critique of Squat. This continued dialog is being sponsored by Kathleen at her blog. The first installment appreared today.

Check it out.



Squat featured in “The Villager”
November 27, 2006, 9:26 pm
Filed under: Squat News, Squat Reviews

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“. . . where Rent meets The Passion . . .” 

An article about the novel Squat featuring an interview with Taylor Field are featured in the current issue (Nov. 22-28, 2006) of The Villager, a newspaper that serves the “West and East Village, Chelsea, SoHo, NoSo, Little Italry, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side” of New York City’s Manhattan.

Click to read the fantastic article.

It is fast paced and full of both heart-wrenching and uplifting moments which capture a day in the Lower East Side with historical precision and human emotion.



Squat Book Video Podcast: Episode 7 Available
November 21, 2006, 11:49 pm
Filed under: Video Podcasts

podcast.jpgWhat is Graffiti?

In this episode, Taylor explains the origins of Graffiti Ministries, the church Taylor has pastored for the last 20 years in the East Village of Manhattan in New York City. See early images of Graffit Church as well as what it looks like today. 

Every month, watch a new video podcast via your iPod or other portable media player (or watch right on your own computer screen) of author Taylor Field as he offers insights into his new novel, Squat. Filmed on location in the East Village of New York City’s lower Manhattan, get an insider’s view into the character and characters of Squat from the author of the novel himself.

iPod users can subscribe and watch via iTunes by following this link, or you can watch the new episode on your computer right now by clicking here.



New Squat Review at SBC Outpost
November 20, 2006, 11:15 pm
Filed under: Squat Reviews

There is a new review of Squat recently posted at SBC Outpost. Check it out.

Put it on your Christmas list and read it through the holidays; you’ll be glad you did.



Squat Press
November 13, 2006, 10:52 pm
Filed under: Squat News, Squat Reviews

releaseday.jpgSquat is featured this week on the front page of Lifeway.com, linking to the article “NYC Pastor Uses Fiction To Share Truth About Homelessness.”

Recently, the website Challies.com featured a favorable review of Squat.

Fields crafts interesting characters and characters you’ll find that you care about. While the characters are a far cry from ones I’d be likely to bump into in my life circumstances, they are intriguing and interesting. Squat was an enjoyable read and one I’d be happy to recommend to others.