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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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


Mar 2

March 2, 2016

Why a Little Ebook Novella Being On-Sale for One Day for Ninety-Nine Cents is a Big F’n Deal

Listen, we’re friends, right? We’ve been through some serious shit together. Like the thing with the guy at the place that time, that was wild, right? But we came through it. Ride or die. All that. We’re like the two friends from Johnny Cash’s cover of “I See a Darkness” by that ginger hipster kid. So, I want to talk honestly with you for a second here. Here’s the truth: Most books just aren’t bought or read by that many…


Feb 12

February 12, 2016

Top 10 Reasons You Should Make LUSTLOCKED Your Valentine

Love and cheap hook-ups are in the air, folks! Sunday is Valentine’s Day, and I have a new book out I feel is particularly appropriate, or particularly inappropriate but in a good way, to the occasion. It’s called Lustlocked, and it’s the follow-up to Envy of Angels, the debut book in my Sin du Jour series of supernatural comedy urban fantasy-type stories. You have a lot of options for entertainment this weekend, including some pretty sick V-Day counter-programming from flicks like Deadpool, the…


Jan 26

January 26, 2016

LUSTLOCKED is live! Also, a quick and dirty primer on my novella series!

  Sniff. Do you smell that? I love the smell of pulp and LCD screens in the morning. It smells like…book release day. Here we go again, folks. Today my new book LUSTLOCKED is live! It’s the second book in my new supernatural comedy action romance drama urban fantasy series, Sin du Jour, from Publishing. It’s more fun than ants in the pants, an eight-ball of cocaine, and watching every Jim Varney Ernest movie in chronological order. And it’s…


Jan 25

January 25, 2016

Dear David,

What has two thumbs, toes that bend all the way back due to a tragic clog dancing mishap, and absolutely no sense of timing? You guessed it, sir. THIS guy. Here’s the thing. We didn’t really think you were human. That’s what it all comes down to, I think. You didn’t look human, you didn’t sound human, you didn’t act human, and you didn’t live a life relatable to 99.9% of regular-ass human beings. You seemed gloriously otherworldly. That more…


Jan 19

January 19, 2016

My brand new Sin du Jour short story “Small Wars” has just been posted on!

Stephen King once described short stories as “a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger,” which I used to think was cool and mysterious and romantic and now realize is pretty creepy and stalkerish and actually kind of assault now that I really think about it. Yeah. Anyway. Authorial definitions change, is my point. How we define fiction and our work and ourselves, it’s a constant, frantic, Jarod-from-The–Pretender-which-was-a-really-good-and-underrated-TV-show-in-my-opinion evolution. Take me. Ten years ago (Jesus, yes, ten fucking years)…