May 16

May 16, 2017

The Book Launch Lament, Or: Being Way Too Honest on Release Day

“Like occasionally I’m legit pissed about the fact that there doesn’t appear to be a fandom for this fantastic series because sometimes, all I want to do is talk about my SdJ theories with like-minded folks (but then I look at my latest fandom experiences and kind of… resign myself to being a SdJ super-fan in relative anonymity).” – Stitch’s Media Mix That’s from a review of my newest offering, Greedy Pigs, out today from Tor.com Publishing. Stitch is a book/media…

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May 10

May 10, 2017

Presenting…The Freelance Writer’s Rebuttal Guide!

The essential and fundamental truth you must accept and fully understand about our business is this: There is nothing, not negative margins at the end of the fiscal year and not the pre-fall-of-Rome state of the government and not their parents being eaten by cancer, there is NOTHING the people who employ writers hate more than writers. The more their market or company or project utterly depends on writing, the more and more fervent their noxiously unctuous contempt is for…

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Feb 7

February 7, 2017

IDLE INGREDIENTS is out today!

Hey, folks! Today is the day. The fourth book in my Sin du Jour novella series–IDLE INGREDIENTS–has been released into the wild! It’s the midway point in the series, and shit is about to get turned up to 11. If you’re new to the party I invite you to read my last post outlining 15 things you absolutely need to know about Sin du Jour by way of introduction into the series. And then dive in. The water is fine….

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Jan 10

January 10, 2017

Welcome to the Party, Pal, or: 15 Things You Absolutely Positively Need to Know About Sin du Jour

Hey, folks. Today sees the release of a new ebook by me from the amped-up war rig crew at Tor.com Publishing. It’s called Sin du Jour: The First Course and it’s an omnibus edition of my first three Sin du Jour novellas. As we approach the midway point in the series, Tor.com Pub wanted to make it as easy and as cost effective as possible to get new readers into Sin du Jour, and this is a fantastic way to do…

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Jan 9

January 9, 2017

The Awards Eligibility Post Rides Again, or: We Made the Mistake of Blinking

Where did it go, folks? And how did we not notice it passing beyond the veil? I’m writing, of course, of the year 2016. It feels like we’re still hip-deep in the muck of it, yet it’s all in the books and 2017 is here, insistent and fully formed. I just can’t believe 2016 is over already. We must’ve made the mistake of blinking. That’s it. In any case, one of the genre author’s yearly benchmarks has once again arrived….

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Aug 10

August 10, 2016

My WorldCon 2016 schedule! Ditch Diggers Live Rides Again!

One week from today I’ll be boarding a plane alongside my luminous fiancée, Nikki, and the pair of us will be flying to Kansas City for The 74th WorldCon, taking place during MidAmeriCon II. I’ll be appearing on and even moderating a few panels, and (naturally) shilling the various books I have out right now. The big ticket item is, of course, the second annual Ditch Diggers Live! Thursday evening, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., my intrepid co-host Mur Lafferty…

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Jun 30

June 30, 2016

How do you fire your favorite masked hero? Find out in “Midnight,” a free exclusive chapter from RENCOR: LIFE IN GRUDGE CITY!

Hey, folks. In case you somehow missed the announcement back in January, one of my absolute all-time favorite indie publishers, purveyors of books and ‘zines about all things masked Mexican wrestling, From Parts Unknown, announced I’ve signed on to do an all-new novella series with them. It’s called Rencor, and it’s a far-out buddy cop supernatural action/adventure comedy saga about two generations-old enmascarado rivals, a tecnico (good guy) and rudo (bad guy), forced to team up to combat evil in…

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Jun 21

June 21, 2016

PRIDE’S SPELL is out today! Paperback! Ebook! Audio! Buy! Consume!

  It’s that time again, folks! A new book with my name on it has dropped, and I hope y’all will be inclined to purchase and read it, perhaps even tell your friends and family about it. This time around the book is PRIDE’S SPELL and it continues the lives, loves, and occasional loss of limb of the Sin du Jour crew. Half the story is set in Los Angeles around the entertainment industry, where I’ve lived and worked for…

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Jun 14

June 14, 2016

The Euthanasia of Dreams, the Place Where All Service Terminates

Nikki, my fiancée, is a truly strange and rare collection of vibrations, all tuned to a single sublime frequency. To me the most exotic thing about her is that, apart from meeting and falling in love with a broke-down piece of meat like me, her life has thus far panned out pretty much exactly the way she planned. That’s mind-blowing. That’s a bizarre and arcane feat. I don’t generally believe anyone’s life unfolds the way they expect. But Nikki formulated a plan…

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May 27

May 27, 2016

Announcing my new YouTube channel, The Riot Tapes!

If you follow me on social media and/or read this blog with any regularity, you’ve probably heard me talk about my wayward days before I began wordslinging for profit. Back then my primary focus was professional wrestling. I began training to become a pro-wrestler at the legendary LIWF Doghouse in Brooklyn when I was 15 years old, and I spent the next ten years wrestling all over the country and in Mexico under the names The One Man Riot Squad,…

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