So, there are a number of readers who object to profanity or obscenity or other “bad words”. Can’t say I’m one of them. And while I do sometimes think that popular culture has gotten a bit coarse, I don’t hold the position that I ought to have a personally-sanitized version of it. I do have […]
A friend of mine in college used to refer to the Discovery Channel as the “What’s Eating the Gazelle Today” station. If you paid attention to the proud majestic carnivores, you got a wonderful and varied show. If you paid attention to what they ate, you saw the same thing over and over. New writers […]
Is it really less than a month until Boskone 52? Yes, yes it is. And I’ll be very busy at it this year with four panels and a reading. My final schedule is below, and I think it will be a lot of fun: I’ll have enough time to read one of my favorite works, […]
I got back from Arisia last night, and I just wanted to say that I had a great time. I was initially disappointed to only get two panels, but those two were a lot of fun, and it gave me a lot of time and flexibility to hang out with some folks I haven’t seen […]
Arisia is just next weekend! I’m really looking forward to it, since I had a ton of fun last year. I’ve got a lighter schedule this year, and will be around from Friday to Sunday afternoon. Here are my panels if you’re thinking of coming to say hi: Saturday at 4:00pm: True Detective — Media, […]
This year feels like it’s both flown by and dragged on forever. Life for me has been interesting and complicated. The biggest change this year was that I went from working in an office most days to working at home; at the same time I went from sitting at a desk all day to using […]
My 2015 is starting to shape up — January and February, anyway. My schedules at those conventions haven’t been finalized yet (I’ll post them when they are) but I wanted to give a heads-up to anyone possibly attending those cons who might like to say hi or get a book signed. I’ll be at Arisia […]
Being driven a little batty by the incessant holiday music? Need to take a little time away with a fun read? This weekend, my SF/mystery novelette Death in a Tin Can will be free for Amazon Kindle. Enjoy!
The fictional private eye has never been all that realistic: he or she’s always been a crystallization of the times, doing things the hard and painful way when more effective ways exist. The key to the success of the PI in the public imagination is the nature of those more effective ways, and public doubt in them.
If you haven’t gotten around to picking up the Alembical 3 anthology with my science fiction mystery novella Claudius Rex, or have been waiting for the ebook, now’s your chance: it is available now for Amazon’s Kindle for only $3! Claudius Rex, as you may recall, was my SF homage to the Nero Wolfe mysteries. […]