Hello Book Junkies, I know what life's like if you're a hungry little bookworm. You loiter around book shops drooling over the new releases (which is why you've been known to bring a hanky to book shops). You pick up the books, peruse the description, then leap back in shock at the price. Then furtively … Continue reading My Five Favorite Sources for Book Bargains
Other possible titles for this blog post: Why You Shouldn't Take a Monster Shopping, Monster Maui Mayhem at the Mercantile, or Souvenir Shopping Takes a Beastie Turn. Either way, you know you're in for some fun when you hit the aisles with Finn Mc Spool and a camera in tow. And in case you're wondering … Continue reading Finn McSpool’s Trip to the ABC Store
I've gotten many questions lately from people asking about the best way to order my books in paperback format because apparently many of you enjoy holding a "real" book as you read (me too!). And let me just start by saying I will never complain about how or where you order my books, I just want … Continue reading The Book Ordering Question Answered
After spending the past week persuading you to shop your hearts out at my Bookstore & Gallery, I now need to cleanse my capitalist soul by reminding you that there are other ways to celebrate the holidays that don't involve adding to your loved ones' collection of "stuff." Sure, there are useful gifts that we need and … Continue reading Giving Rather Than Consuming
In the U.S. we're about to celebrate what used to traditionally be harvest time by gathering around a previously frozen turkey that spent its short life jacked up on hormones, antibiotics, and corn (probably in that order), then filling ourselves to bursting with mounds of food drowned under a liter of gravy*. Don't get me … Continue reading My Cynical Thanksgiving-Eve Greeting
I hope all my readers from the U.S had a belly-swelling Thanksgiving and that everyone else had a sane Thursday that didn't involve putting up with any drunk relatives, kitchen disasters or hearing Grandpa Joe's stories over and over and over again. I'm taking a break from writing about writing today to share one of … Continue reading And So It Begins, aka The Scariest Time of the Year
After a couple years of not looking its best, my short story collection 13th Hour has finally emerged from the spa and is ready to show the world its new look. With input from the readers of this blog, I designed a new cover for the book that conveys the "creepy" aspect of many of … Continue reading It’s Time to Reveal the Revamped 13th Hour!