Some Holiday Fun

WMG Publishing has started making videos for internet ads. The videos are especially useful on Facebook, or so I’m told. I’m putting together a few of the videos–and I’m no expert. But I’m having fun. Here’s the holiday video. Enjoy!

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Two Bundles!

Because of touring schedules, I’m in two bundles this week. Not my tours–music tours. I’m so fortunate to be part of a Storybundle that includes six bands and five fiction writers. (I had to choose my words carefully here, since the musicians write as well.) This new bundle, called The Fantasy Music Bundle, is the brainchild of Peter J. Wacks. Now, pay attention, because you might end […]

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An SF Podcast and a Mystery Interview

Okay, the interview is not a mystery as in whodunnit.  It’s an interview about mysteries, specifically mine.  The interview mostly focuses on the use of setting in mystery fiction, which is one of my favorite topics.  You can find the interview on the Scene of the Crime blog. The podcast is a discussion between me and the guys at SF Signal.  Patrick Hester, John Patterson, […]

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Why We Write

Tracy Hickman told this moving story earlier in the month at the Superstars Writing Seminar. My buddy and the sponsor of the seminar, Kevin J. Anderson, e-mailed me and said I had to listen to this. I was at Chattacon and didn’t have time, so I finally listened this morning, and was moved beyond words. If you write, if you want to write, if you […]

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New Non-fiction and interviews

Brad Torgersen conducted an interview with me on the Writers of the Future website, all about writing.  Check it out here. Once again, I’m a participant in the MindMeld column, this time about what’s on my to-be-read stack.  Fortunately, John DeNardo only asked me about the science fiction, fantasy & horror, skipping all the other genres. Otherwise, I’d still be writing my answer.  You’ll find the […]

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2010 Reading Stats

I love first day of the new year.  I open all of my calendars and I have a lot of calendars.  I have a wall calendar (Vintage SF magazine art), two day-to-day calendars—one for my office (Get Fuzzy) and one for the kitchen (Pearls Before Swine), a leather-bound desk calendar for my office (The New Yorker Calendar), two small desk calendars for my closet—one for […]

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Good Golly, Miss Molly

I call her the celebutante. That’s our little Molly, thirteen weeks old, and already short about 8 lives.  We got her at the vet on impulse.  She has a broken leg–well, ruined leg is more like it.  And because she benefited from my small town’s charity, she’s in the local paper this week. Here’s the article in the News Guard, complete with photo and video. […]

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Okay, here’s something I’ve never tried before.  The good folks at BenBella Books gave me the opportunity to give away two copies of Filled With Glee, their upcoming unauthorized book on the TV series Glee. I have an essay in the volume.  You can read the beginning of the essay–which is actually about the music of Glee (although you can’t tell from the excerpt)–on their […]

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All Things Considered, I’d Rather Be In Philadephia.

Oh, wait! I am. I have a 4-hour layover because my flight was early.  Have changed currency, eaten the obligatory cheese steak, and will soon board the 8+ hour flight to Frankfurt. From there, I take a 1 hour flight to Leipzig. I don’t have much interesting travel stuff to report, except that so far, the flying has been easier than expected. However, did want […]

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Janis Ian’s Welcome Home Deconstructed–by Janis

Janis Ian posted this as a comment, but I’m reposting here in case you didn’t look through the comments section.  If you want to know the references in her marvelous song, check below. From Janis: Here’s a breakdown of the references. Anyone wanting to download it can go to my site , and head for the Music – Free Downloads page. You’re welcome to […]

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