Monthly Archive: September 2008

bookrev: The Living Dead edited by John Joseph Adams 3

bookrev: The Living Dead edited by John Joseph Adams

What could be more enjoyable than a Zombie story anthology? How about enjoying one during and after Hurricane Ike, with no power and candlelight?? How about one that includes three of my all-time fav...

Hurricane IKE makes experts of us all 3

Hurricane IKE makes experts of us all

We are going on day ten of no power here in lovely Tomball Texas. Luckily the weather has mostly cooperated, the generator is working, and the water well is hooked up; and of course,...

Baltimore Book Festival courtesy of Brad/AuthorsBookShop 0

Baltimore Book Festival courtesy of Brad/AuthorsBookShop

My book is sold through many avenues, and one of the most promising and intriguing is Author’s BookShop, an effort by Brad Grochowski to feature and promote independent authors. Brad works diligently on behalf...

Booksigning: me and Bob Flynn at Trinity U October 11 0

Booksigning: me and Bob Flynn at Trinity U October 11

With all of the IKE enjoyment and challenges, I’d almost forgotten to post a notice that my friend and teacher Robert Flynn and I (and several others) will be signing our books at Trinity...

An IKE cup of coffee 2

An IKE cup of coffee

I definitely enjoy a morning cup of joe, but still without power going into the 5th day after Hurricane Ike, I think I may have taken more steps than normal. – I filled the...

Ike 1, Tomballians 1 0

Ike 1, Tomballians 1

Sitting here in the dark, reading by candlelight (and typing on my blackberry) and drinking some white wine (we have to, of course, because the power is out)… …With my family. …In my house....

Dem hurricanes is humblin’ 0

Dem hurricanes is humblin’

Insert your fav weatherman joke here…man cannot accurately predict the weather or the future. We are about to create black holes, and maybe Higgs bosons at the LHC in CERN, Switzerland…but we cannot tell...

SF Signal Mind Meld 0

SF Signal Mind Meld

Along with the beautiful people (Mary Robinette Kowal, Charles Stross, Lou Anders), SF Signal has posted my response to their question on reading stories counter to one’s own position: Q: As a reader, can...

FCC deregulation ensures that we all really can’t get along 1

FCC deregulation ensures that we all really can’t get along

My son comes home from his high school government class (AP, his father adds with pride) talking about how the VP candidates were both picked and sent out as “bulldogs” or attack dogs, given...

bookrev: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer 0

bookrev: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn is the fourth and supposedly concluding book in the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. The book still provides the same mix of teenage lust and supernatural suspense, but this time sex, marriage,...

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