And you snag a copy. (Ba dum ching!) No, seriously. Go grab one. A month later and I'm still figuring exactly how lucky I was to be included in the Immerse or Die story bundle. Ive got a never ending to-read list that includes reading for fun, reading for study, and reading for plain 'ol … Continue reading So, a Girl Walks into your Buffer Memory
Bugs. I have this thing for bugs lately and I have no idea where it came from. I really enjoyed writing the scenes with the Black Beetle for Crimson Son. He's the Crimson Mask's arch-nemesis and is a bit obsessed with insects. Bugs are efficient. Orderly. They're often voted "Most Likely to Survive the Apocalypse" … Continue reading Wherein a Bug Makes a Bet and Wins Big
It's taken me too long to write this. Last Friday, I loaned some digital real estate to Laura Maisano. Many weeks ago, I read her new book, Schism. Then life happened. I got pulled away by bundles and Boy Scouts and the passing of loved ones, all while my amazing wife continues to juggle a … Continue reading Borrowing Time from an Alternate Dimension
I'm continuing along my brave quest into recently discovered indie frontiers. I'm shamelessly following a path blazed by the Immerse or Die report over at Creativity Hacker. That path is littered with the husks of cast off self-pub works which strike the ground every eight minutes or so. Of about 150 books, only 17 have survived … Continue reading Oooh! Shiny! Synchronizers!
Finally! Things can get back to normal around here. Me, being geeky. You, ROTFL at my amazing wit. Admiring my incredible insight into literature and geekdom and whatever else I have bamboozled you into believing I am an expert of. But first, a quick thank you to everyone that retweeted, reposted, bought, borrowed, stole (okay, … Continue reading No Shade, Plenty of Darkness
Let's face it: there is a lot of self published material out there that should have never seen the light of day. Self-pub can be a digital slush pile where you, the reader, are expected to pan for the gold. But I think the gold rush mentality is changing. People are finding out that slapping a book together … Continue reading Good Pulp in a Digital World
I listened to Kay's River of Stars as an audiobook on my trip to World Fantasy in Washington D.C. With a 20 plus hour drive ahead of me, I needed a super-sized serving of literature to fill the time. 656 pages and a Chinese dynasty fit the bill. Audio isn't necessarily the best way to … Continue reading From One White Dude to a Bunch of Other White Dudes
I've been reading a lot lately. Quite a bit of what I read is critique level reading. First or second draft type of things. It's a hazard of being involved in a writer's community and accepting their invaluable advice. A Faustian bargain of sorts. You read my shit, I'll read yours. I mention this because I've … Continue reading A Review of Lev Grossman’s The Magician’s Land