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

So how many variations are there of this theme?

| December 31, 2009

The funny photo-blog. It, I think, started with cats: Followed by the wonders of fail: and politics. . . But now its gone a little overboard. . . we have sites for Jury-Rigging, Cars, Bad Tattoos, Irony, WTF, Female WTF, Photobombing, Win, Real Estate, Weddings, Bad Fashion, Bad Fashion at Wal-Mart, Too Cute Animals. . […]

Boo

| October 15, 2009

In my continuing busy schedule, this weekend I will be at a Halloween-themed event at Parmatown Mall. Please join us for an exciting book signing event: Paranormal Writers of Ohio When: Sat. Oct. 17th 12:00pm-4:00pm Where: Borders Express Parmatown Mall, main stage area Authors: Mary Ann Winkowski, John Kachuba, Charles Cassady Jr, Casey Daniels, S. […]

And now, dancing action figures

| September 10, 2009

Because, why not? (Optimus from here).

Using Twitter to promote your novel wrong

| July 1, 2009

I have mentioned before that there are certain rules that authors should abide by when gliding across this meadow of rainbows and unicorn farts we call the internet. It is not all smileys and lolcats out there, and forewarned is forearmed. Anyway, most rules boil down to (to paraphrase John Scalzi) don’t be a dick. […]

All done but the editing

| April 27, 2009

This weekend I wrapped up the first draft of Wolfbreed 2.  We have it clocking in at about 84K which explains finishing about a week ahead of schedule.  This doesn’t mean that the book’ll end up that short.  Inevitably my revisions end up long.  (Even Raven, where I cut 30K from the original draft still […]

Learning The Wrong Lessons

| February 3, 2009

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. . . The country’s in a crisis, it is desperately urgent that we act now by passing sweeping legislation that massively expands government intrusions into ordinary citizen’s lives.  We must pass it quickly, must not examine it too closely, and should anyone actually object, they’re just engaging […]

Recurring theme

| January 27, 2009

Earlier I posted about truthful book covers discovered from mightygodking.  Now, (via Smart Bitches through a post that only seems to exist in my RSS feed), Holy Taco brings you honest movie posters.

More good publishing news

| December 17, 2008

Someone, somewhere, in the 19th Century Ivory Tower that is the publishing industry has realized that allowing bookstores to strip unsold mass-market paperbacks and “return” them (i.e. tear the cover off for credit from the publisher and giving the naked book to cousin Billy.) is not a viable business model. According to Reuters, Borders is […]

In defense of sense of wonder

| December 3, 2008

There’s been a grumbling brewing about various places that seem to question one of the core attributes of science fiction. It’s a point of view that I think is crystallized nicely in a recent post on Nancy Kress’ blog: Maybe the world has gotten too grubby and jaded for “awe.” Or I have. At any […]