Supernatural Veterinary Science: Good God, don’t do that!

My dayjob and writing life will collide this weekend at Imaginarium in Louisville, KY. I’ll be teaching a writing class on applying biology (vet medicine/animal behavior science/epidemiology). Coincidentally, I’ve also been reading Hounded by Kevin Hearne. I was recommended to me by a number of people who probably thought I’d like it because the main […]

Spam Spam Spam

Not my Spam, other people’s. Here’s the deal: If you send me an Event Invite through Facebook or GoodReads and have never interacted with me at all in any other way, I WILL UNFRIEND YOU. If you add me to your promo list and I’ve never said “Add to me to this list” even if […]

Every Aspiring or Beginning Author Needs to Read This

Read this story about a badly misbehaving publisher. Notice how there were warning signs, you know, like the fact that the antho doesn’t pay at all, not even a contributor copy. Also notice the completely crappy quality of covers (and editing) that’s typical for the press. Now for good measure google the owner of the […]

Dirty Publishing

I’ve been working my way through BookLife by Jeff Vandermeer. It’s slow going because I’m marking up the pages, underlining important passages and adding in my own remarks. I have never written in a book like this before, but the experience is so immersive that it’s helping quite bit to work some of my own […]

Things get personal

This is about to be a very personal post. But some things are so important they have to be discussed. If you’ve been reading here for any length of time you know that my son, codename: Mister, is autistic. He developed normally until about three then just…stopped. A few months before he started school his […]

Dear DC Comics,

*Just a note. Thanks for the link to Felica Day and io9.com and everyone else. I’m stunned by the response. Also I’m approving comments as I can and will approve any comment that isn’t spam or hateful.threatening or outright insulting of myself, my daughter or any commentor here. I adhere to the John Scalzi commenting […]

Just who is the victim here?

A few years ago in an effort to better socialize my autistic son we started going to story time at the downtown library. It’s a gorgeous building, and he liked being there. We continued the tradition after my daughter was born, busing about three miles, walking about three blocks so my son could run around […]

Fandom Fail

Conventions are few and far between, especially with finances being the way they are. So it was with some excitement that I slipped away from the humble abode a few weeks ago to meet up with some friends who were in town for some after con parties. I think it’s important to mention that I […]