Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Let the nerd flag fly!

We're coming up to my second favorite time of the year (my first favorite being Christmas). A time I call Geek Season.

For me, it will start in April with the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: always a fun occasion, giving me the chance to hobnob with fellow book freaks and do maybe just a smudge of shopping (you there in the back, stop laughing).

For an extra bonus this year, in May I'll be attending not one but TWO performances of Roger Waters and his band doing The Wall. And I have floor seats for both shows (15th row for San Diego, 25th row for L.A.). Cannot wait!

June will provide a much-needed break, but then comes July and the ever-awesome San Diego Comic-Con. No clue who will be there as of yet (though I'm desperately hoping for some representation from Hunger Games, Prometheus, Game of Thrones, and Castle) but that doesn't matter. What matters is that Comic-Con lets me hang around with like-minded souls, and for once I don't have to explain myself or my tastes in things.

If you'll be at any of these places, let me know and we can say howdy.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I might be a book geek

Realized that:

  • I have already chosen the books I'll read during an upcoming vacation.
  • When choosing a flight for later this year, I chose the one with the longer layover because it would give me more time to read.
  • Am not dreading jury duty because I'll be able to spend any downtime reading.

Maybe the reading habit has got a wee bit out of hand? Nah.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Day After Yesterday is published

I am thrilled to announce that my novel The Day After Yesterday is published on Amazon.

It's available in paperback and for the Kindle.

Here's the dust jacket copy:

The events of a single night can change a life forever, as musician Daniel Whitman discovers when he loses his family and home.

Overwhelmed by grief, unable to find solace in his music or accept comfort from his friends, he flees up the California coast. Daniel thinks he's leaving everything behind, but his journey will take him to the places and people that will help him find his way back.

The Day After Yesterday is a story of hope, friendship, and the redemptive power of music.

I'm very happy and proud today. And I want to thank all the family and friends who've given me their support, advice, and encouragement. I couldn't have done it without you.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Is it just me...

Or is reading and critiquing others' manuscripts, and formatting one's own manuscript, a really awesome way to spend a Saturday night?

Huh. I guess it is just me. Carry on, then!