Monday, July 18, 2011


I'm pretty excited. Home Improvement: Undead Edition hits the world on August 2, and I happen to have a story in there. I can't tell you how grateful I am to editors Toni L.P. Kelner and Charlaine Harris for inviting me to submit a story.

In fact, I've already begun a fantasy novel based on the characters in the story. So double cool for Gischler.

Anyway, this blog post was spurred by the fact I got my contributor's copy today. Lucky me!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Calling All Nerds ...

I need your help.

First, some background: Every Tuesday evening is "No tech night" at Casa de Gischler. We unplug all video games, TV and computers in order to force ourselves to behave like a family and interact with one another. It's actually kinda cool. Anyway ... we also often have some kind of theme dinner and put a little extra effort into preparations.

This Tuesday, we're attempting a Lord of the Rings themed meal. My wife proposed this (she's re-reading Fellowship right now), and after I agreed, I found out that the idea was inspired by that hippie meal Tom Bombadil serves the hobbits in the Old Forest. I reminded my wife that Gimli mentions roast pork and "meat on the bone" at least once in the trilogy. We also talked about Googling a recipe for Waybread.

Anyway, I need Lord of the Rings suggestions for this meal. The suggestions can be inspired by a particular scene from the books or films, by a particular race, a theme, anything at all. If you can recall a scene in which Legolas eats ribeyes that would be especially helpful.

I'm counting on you, people.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Clockwork Woman

The cover for Emerson LaSalle's 1928 debut novel The Clockwork Woman! Thank you, Tony Lewis for the cool artwork.