Friday, December 31, 2010

Obligatory end of the year navel gazing

I have mixed feelings about the holidays. Yes, I like to see family and eat turkey. Yes, a little down time is always good. Yes, hooray for Santa and Baby New Year.

But the simple fact is that Hollywood and the publishing industry shuts down hard, and the result is that old Uncle Victor has to sit in the dark until everyone comes up for air again. I am on pins and needles waiting to hear how funding will go on film versions of two of my novels. I have three screenplays going through the same process. I have a novel project which might (or might not) click into place. I am on pins. I am on needles. And all I can do is wait.

This isn't anybody's fault. Hey, it's the holidays. I don't grudge people taking time off, seeing family, the usual. What it boils down to is this: I'm EXCITED about these projects, and that makes all the difference. When I was in school I dreaded the end of the holidays. Now I'm excited to get back to all of these things that have been on my brain every waking moment.

Feel free to check out a sampling of these exciting projects.

How about you guys? What are you looking forward to? What are you excited about?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

PSYCHOSOMATIC: Nasty, twisted noir all up in your grill.

Anthony Neil Smith's debut novel PSYCHOSOMATIC is now available as an e-book in multiple e-formats. If you got a Kindle for Christmas, then this is the perfect opportunity to take it for a test run. If you like twisted, nasty tough-as-nails fiction that makes you flinch and wince, then this is the book you want to read ... if ya gots the nerve.
"The darkest song I ever read." -- Ken Bruen

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Singer

Smart, pretty Professor-Wife has an essay in this scholarly tome which examines singing and music and whatnot in Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer series.

Dear librarians: take note. A must for any collection.