Readers now can Order the  Primer Books  publication Carlisle Montgomery;  their debut American imprint. Harry Kollatz, Jr is a recognized author, journalist and performer. Carlisle Montgomery is his first novel. Click on the Order link above, submit $26.50 if you want to pick it up locally or $30. if we are shipping it to you. PLEASE leave your name, snail mail and email address in the notes section of your PayPal order to facilitate delivery and stay up to date on Carlisle Montgomery’s WORLD TOUR!

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Harry Kollatz Jr., a native Richmonder born in a hospital now gone condo and raised on an Edsel farm in Chesterfield County, is the senior writer at Richmond magazine, an historian prone to occasional spasms of theater, and a general bon vivant, raconteur and flaneur, and some other French words we can’t really use in a family environment.

He is the author of the novel Carlisle Montgomery and two works of regional history: True Richmond Stories and Richmond in Ragtime: Socialist, Suffragists, Sex & Murder.

He is perhaps best known in Richmond for his ‘Lee’s Chicken Sign Weather Report,” Richmond’s Most Trusted Name In Weather ®. When not in his office Mr. Kollatz exercises Bertha Sue, a rescue from the city pound and roams the planet with his wife, the artist Amie Oliver.

Visit this link for a short bio and headshot if you would like to schedule a reading.

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Hot off the Press!

“Carlisle Montgomery” can be ordered via the ORDER HERE PayPal link on the upper left hand corner of our home page or purchased through Chop Suey Books, The Fountain Bookstore, Book People and other fine independent bookstores. It will soon be available as an ebook through the publisher Primer Fiction of Sydney, Australia.

“Lumbering, Creative And Engaging” — The first “Carlisle” Review

[Images: (left) Primer Fiction, publisher; right, Harry Kollatz Jr.] Writer and critic Robin Rushing gives “Carlisle Montgomery” her first published review, in Richmond’s Style Weekly. Tip of the Hat  For good or ill, when some locals think of Richmond personalities over the last 30 years a handful stand out. To wit: Douglas Wilder, Dave Brockie, … Continue reading “Lumbering, Creative And Engaging” — The first “Carlisle” Review

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