Spring is here

| March 30, 2010

Spent this weekend building raised beds in the back for a vegetable garden.  Spent most of Saturday building these, three boxes 8x4x2 and three 4x4x2. And Truffles is much more mobile now, and she can hang out outside now.

I has CDs!

| March 24, 2010

I just got author copies of the audio version of Wolfbreed. While I can’t live without mp3s now, and the first thing I did with this was rip it into iTunes, I must say there is something way cool about having a physical object to point to and say, “That’s my book.” You can get […]

In lieu of a blog post

| March 22, 2010

I give you abused movie trailers: Toy Story 2 vs. Dark Knight: Watchmen vs. Wall-E: Reservoir Dogs vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

What I will be doing this weekend. . .

| March 19, 2010

This Saturday March 20th between 1 and 3 PM I will be joined by fellow authors Mary Ellis, Linda Robertson and Casey Daniels at the Borders Bookstore at 335 Howe Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls, across from Chapel Hill Mall. We’ll be talking about writing, signing books and all that wonderful author-type stuff

Random things

| March 19, 2010

Computers in cars are not always a good thing. Porn Stars and Dungeons & Dragons. History is strange. Do you trust buildings made with slave labor? P. G. Wodehouse does Batman. Howard Stern is fed up.

Newsweek needs to get out more. . .

| March 16, 2010

I love conspiracy theories, but the latest article on such by Newsweek has left me a little cold.  Not a single black helicopter to be had.  And how does questioning the maternity of Sarah Palin’s kid rate high enough to be on a list with Goldman Sachs looting the world? Nary a COINTELPRO, ECHELON or […]

I’m still alive. . .

| March 15, 2010

The blog’s been falling by the wayside a little while I work on the climax of the Apotheosis Trilogy.  It’s a little hard to shift gears for me after spending thousands of words destroying the universe I’ve been building for the past fifteen years.  To say all hell’s breaking loose is a bit of an […]

Another Truffle Update

| March 8, 2010

If you’ve followed my blog, you’ve seen me talk about our dog Truffles. Back during the summer, she was stricken with something, no one has yet diagnosed what, that weakened her until she was unable to walk. At first we thought it was neurological, but she was never completely paralyzed. In fact, even when I […]

How to fake out your readers.

| March 1, 2010

Another quick tip while I’m buried in the middle of this novel: Tropes and clichés are a great tool with which to surprise your reader.  Wait, you might say, how can you possibly surprise the reader with a cliché? Well what exactly is a cliché? It is a situation that’s so familiar that the moment […]