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Four stories: CD Select

I’m happy to announce the publication of my entry in the new Cemetery Dance Select series of eBooks. This mini-collection contains the following stories: A Murder of Vampires Overtoun Bridge Centralia Is Still Burning What David Was Doing When the … Continue reading

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St. Me

My interview with Maurizio Ragusa went live at Stephen King Only yesterday. The interview is also available in Italian. I speak it amazingly well. I posted my review of The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons, and I submitted a longer piece that attacks … Continue reading

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HNY

My first post of 2015. Happy New Year one and all. Turbulent events abroad, so maybe not so happy for everyone, alas. It would be hard to pick a day when that wasn’t true, though. Our first strong blast of … Continue reading

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The Wild Trail

We saw a couple of good movies this weekend. First was Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon. It’s about a young woman who went a little nuts after her single mother dies of cancer who decides to purge herself and get life … Continue reading

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Willard

I’ve had a fairly productive writing period these past few weeks. Can’t remember the last time when I’ve had so many firm commitments, along with the usual on-spec writing. I turned in a four-story mini-collection of reprints that will appear … Continue reading

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Tan Friday

We don’t do Black Friday. And for Cyber Monday, the only things I bought were eBooks for myself! Instead of engaging in hand-to-hand combat with other shoppers over flat screen TVs at Costco, this is what we did (see photo). … Continue reading

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The truth is out there

One of the rules I’ve learned in the writing biz is that he who hesitates might miss out on opportunities. I heard last week about an editor who had a couple of open slots in a themed anthology. He was … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Ocean

I posted my review of What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe, former NASA robiticist and author of the xkcd webcomic, this weekend. The book is fun and funny and educational. I’m back on my … Continue reading

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22 more years on the chain gang

As of today, I have worked for 25 years for the same company, the so-called “day job”. The business’s name has changed a couple of times over the years, but it’s the same place. I’ve meandered through a variety of … Continue reading

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I need a moment

On some crime show I saw recently, a man suspected of murder has just been told his wife is dead. After being subjected to a brief but intense grilling, he tells the detectives, “I need a moment.” On the off chance … Continue reading

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