Thursday, October 30, 2008

Got the Day Job Blues?

If you do, then perhaps check out The Customer is Always Wrong: The Retail Chronicles from Soft Skull Press, edited by cool guy Tulsa resident Jeff Martin. I just got my contributor's copies today. I wrote a piece called "Ear Man" about my days as a hearing aid salesman. (What?)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

A porn-addicted, booze-addled Cormac McCarthy.

A big thanks to Paul Lewis at MetroPulse (Knoxville's alternative weekly) for this great review.

Much obliged!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Return from Bouchercon

What a damn great time. Congrats to Ruth Jordan and Judy Bobalik and all the folks who worked hard to make Baltimore so fun. It was great catching up with so many people. In the blur of names and faces, I absent-mindedly re-introduced myself to a few folks I'd already met, and barely got to hang with a few people I'd seriously meant to spend more time with. People who were supposed to buy me drinks and vice-versa. People I wanted to have significant chats with. People I wanted to pull aside to say how much I really liked their novels/short stoires. I just wasn't able to get to it all. The time just flew right on by.

Best of all, I met a number of readers who said those words every author longs to hear: "I really love your work." I have the best damn readers in the world.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hopping a jet plane for Bouchercon tomorrow

Yes, folks, I'm heading for Bouchercon tomorrow afternoon. I look forward to seing old pals and making new ones. Etc.

Apparently, I'm on some panels or something. Come see me.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Go-Go Girls Michigan Style

A big thank you to Ray Walsh at the Lansing State Journal for this nifty write-up.

Much obliged.

Friday, October 3, 2008

The New Book

It'll be almost a whole year until my next novel from Touchstone hits the book shelves, but since I've recently finished all edits, I thought I'd give it a quick mention now. (Technically, I expect one more round of routine copy edits, but for all intents and purposes, it's in the can.)
For months, I've been referring to the novel as Bad Alchemy, but my publishers have provided me with a new title: Vampire A Go-Go. We're hoping to tap into that sweet sweet Vampire cash. While Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse was a more satirical effort, Vampire A Go-Go leans more toward parody, poking some playful fun at the find-the-treasure/secret type stories like Davinci Code and National Treasure. Also, some fun with the horror genre. Of all my novels, this is the one I would most likely call a "romp."

I'm now eagerly awaiting to see what they come up with for a cover. Fingers crossed for something spiffy.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Local Boy

225BatonRouge is a slick local magazine here in town, and they did a little interview with me HERE.