I walked into a FedEx Office store tonight to get a quality scan of my book’s front cover. They guy behind the counter groaned and started to say it was copyrighted material so… But then he flipped to the back inside cover and saw my photo. “Oh,” he said. “It’s your book.” And I was […]
On Friday, I went down to the credit union and one of the women there asked if my book was out yet. I told her it had been delayed until Jan. 15th. Next thing you know, all four employees were asking me for details, cooing about how fascinating it sounded, and then asking if I’d autograph […]
How do you like the new banner? The image is based on original artwork by Glenn Chadbourne, depicting me as Jack Torrance in Stephen King’s The Shining. It isn’t perfect. I’m hoping the WordPress theme I use can be customized to allow for the artwork in its original form, as opposed to the stretched version I’m using […]
Here’s how you can tell someone else (in my case, my wife) has always been getting to the movie theatre first and buying the tickets: it’s finally you in line and you hand the guy a twenty for two tickets and can’t understand why he’s looking at you for more.
Most normal people wait for the end of December to roll around before deciding on New Year’s Resolutions. I, however, have never been called normal and don’t feel like waiting the six months. So here are my Half-Year’s Resolutions. Write 150,000 words of new fiction. This averages to a little under 6000 words each week. […]
There’s something wrong about a magazine having its Table of Contents on page 38 and what’s more, it not being a complete table but rather one that just lists the feature stories. If you want a listing of the columns — and yes, it was a column I was looking for in Vanity Fair — you […]
According to a friend on Facebook (I’m too lazy to look it up), 73 percent of people polled by Newsweek thought the question, “Do you believe in miracles,” was a good question for a first date. My thought is that it’s a matter of context. It all depends on whether it’s a reference to religion, the 1980 Olympic […]
I woke up at 2:59 this morning to a loud crash. I thought sure someone was in the house but my search (wielding, of course, a fearsome steak knife) turned up nothing. Some detective work after I got up concluded that it must have been snow avalanching off the back roof onto the bulkhead. But I can’t […]
Some more good reviews have come out for Music For Another World, the British anthology that includes my story “Blue Note Heaven.” One review called it “one of the anthology’s most original stories” which was really nice to read. The trade paper version is still only available through Amazon UK, but there’s a Kindle version now. Here […]
My short story “The Floater” has sold to an anthology called Bride of the Golem. I really like this story and hope you will too. There’s no set publication date right now, but I’ll provide updates as they become available.