Paul Blumer

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Paul Blumer is a writer and novelist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He cut his public writing teeth long ago at the Michigan Daily (go blue!)…before realizing fiction was a deeper key to truth.

Since then he’s adventured here and abroad, stacking up writing accolades and experiences (both official and informal)—including an MFA from California College of the Arts, and a popular cocktail column for Richmond Magazine (when he was a Reader’s Choice award-winning bartender there).

He’s the author of Dealer’s Choice on Substack and numerous short stories and articles…as well as the new cocktail-soaked novel, Glass In The Ice (2025).

When it’s not Fiction Friday, he spends his work hours as the founder & creative director of Quillpower Marketing Agency, specializing in brand story marketing and custom websites for authors, solopreneurs, and small businesses.

Non-work time usually finds him out climbing, riding his motorcycle, exploring New Mexico, or wondering whether he should finally get a dog.


Dealer’s Choice Cocktail ColumnRichmond Magazine

“24 Reasons to Run a Tough Mudder”The Ascent, December 5, 2019

“Fear and Loathing in Iceland: How to Quit Your Job and Write Fulltime”The Startup, October 4, 2019

“Tasting Scotland’s Best Scotch”Boomer Magazine, February 8, 2017

“Richmond’s Craft Cocktail Rennaissance”Boomer Magazine, August 22, 2016

“Colorblind Is Still Blind”Clarion Magazine (Boston University), Issue 23, 2020

Short Stories

“At The Crossroads”Flash Fiction Magazine, August 12, 2019 ♦ Genre: Flash Fiction

“Detroit, Circa 20teens”Charles River Journal, Issue Number 7, 2017 ♦ Genre: Literary

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