Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Oh, you sweet summer child

Don't know where this comment came from - it looks like a YouTube comment - but it's people like this who will cause Twitter to implode towards the end of Season 3 of Game of Thrones.

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Monday, June 25, 2012

"Write Like The Wind"

Now, I'm in full agreement with Neil Gaiman that George R. R. Martin is "not our bitch," but this tuneful entreaty for George to "write like the wind" is spot-on and hilarious. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Author interview at LL Book Review

The LL Book Review website kindly gave me the opportunity for an author interview. Read it and learn a bit more about my book, about my process, and what's next on the horizon.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Day After Yesterday - now for the Nook!

Some books just can't be restricted to one e-book platform. That's why The Day After Yesterday is now available for the Nook at Barnes and Noble. Just $2.99.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Review: The Avengers

Reviewers, assemble at Horrorview! My review of The Avengers, AKA The Perfect Summer Movie, is up.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ray Bradbury

We lost one of the good ones today. Ray Bradbury passed away at the age of 91.

I became a fan of Ray's work relatively late in life - for some reason it never clicked with me when I was young. But once I was properly introduced to his work I became a fan for life. His stories could be nostalgic and sweet or dark and terrifying. His use of language was unparalleled, but I think what I came to respect most was that he never spoon-fed his readers. He trusted you to understand what the story was about (think of the horrifying revelation in "The Aqueduct," a story that actually made me screech).

It seems wrong that we should lose Bradbury in June. Autumn was his time. So I'll close with a quote from "The Lake," the story that made me fall in love with Bradbury.

It was September. In the last days when things are getting sad for no reason. The beach was so long and lonely with only about six people on it. The kids quit bouncing the ball because somehow the wind made them sad, too, whistling the way it did, and the kids sat down and felt autumn come along the endless shore.

All of the hot dog stands were boarded up with strips of golden planking, sealing in all the mustard, onion, meat odors of the long, joyful summer. One by one the places slammed their covers down, padlocked their doors, and the wind came and touched the sand, blowing away all of the million footprints of July and August. ... Sand blew up in curtains on the sidewalks, and the merry-go-round was hidden with canvas, all of the horses frozen in mid-air on their brass poles, showing teeth, galloping on. With only the wind for music, slipping through canvas.

Thanks for the stories, Ray.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

FREE book again!

On Wednesday, June 6, 2012, for 24 hours only, The Day After Yesterday for the Kindle will be available for FREE. Why pass up this opportunity? Get one for yourself. Get one for your Dad for Father's Day. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

On the shelves at two more stores!

Good news, especially if you happen to be visiting the town of Solvang, on California's central coast. The Day After Yesterday will be on the shelves at both the town's major bookstores: Valley Books and The Book Loft.

I've been a customer at both places for years now, and they're fantastic places to find books, enjoy some coffee, and just relax. I'm thrilled to be on their shelves!