Jun 23

June 23, 2015

Kitchen Confidential: In Which I Spill So Many Beans About My New Series

Hey, folks. Over on the illustrious Tor.com I’ve given my very first in-depth interview about my new A Sin du Jour Affair novella series, which kicks off with Envy of Angels on October 20th. It’s an informative, entertaining, and customarily frank piece of business. I give more details about the world, characters, and story than I yet have. I also talk about food, being a hybrid author, and why and how I ended up working with Tor.com on this series….


Jun 16

June 16, 2015

Plasmatic Fire: My Recap of Tor.com’s Cover Reveal Week

I haven’t felt what I’m feeling right now since 2008. Don’t worry, it’s nothing painful. I mean, nothing newly painful. I feel pain every day. I was a pro-wrestler for ten years. What do you want? 2008 was the year my first book, The Next Fix, was released by Apex. I was filled with that electric-current-over-the-skin, plasmatic fire feeling of the new, of pure possibility. Of course, then the book came out and took a dump and that feeling went…


Jun 10

June 10, 2015

Behold: ENVY OF ANGELS cover revealed! Pre-order today!

Big day today, folks. Over on Tor.com they’ve revealed the phantasmagorically amazing cover for ENVY OF ANGELS, the first of my A Sin du Jour Affair series of novellas coming October 20th! The ebook version is now available to pre-order, which I strongly encourage you to do! Check it out! How sick is that? Seriously? Designed by Peter Lutjen, it absolutely encapsulates the spirit of the fun and darkly twisted world I’ve created in which food collides with the supernatural. From…


Jun 9

June 9, 2015

When We Drive out the Innovators We Are Left Only with the Sad and Rabid

Hey, folks. Do me a favor. Go read Chuck Wendig’s post “I Stand By Irene Gallo” and Kameron Hurley’s post “The Revolution of Self-Righteous Dickery will Not Be Moderated.” I agree with them. That saves us a lot of time and redundancy. Past that I’d like to make a fairly simple point. I’m not a company man. I do very much believe in loyalty, but I don’t give it often or easily. I’m currently signed for two novella-length books with Tor.com, of…


Jun 8

June 8, 2015

Dig me in speculative thought magazine Vex Mosaic!

Hey, folks. I’ve had a new essay published by Vex Mosaic, the magazine of speculative thought. Vex was founded by Dave Robison of The Roundtable Podcast, who also narrated by short story “Sundae” for Podcastle. It remains one of the finest, most moving readings of one of my stories to-date, so when Dave hit me up about contributing to “The Vex” I was all about it. My essay, “Fuck Flying Cars: On Futurism in Fiction” is exactly what it sounds…


Jun 5

June 5, 2015

When it’s NOT okay to suck, plus SFF titan Ken Liu! A new episode of Ditch Diggers is live!

We’re back, folks. Campbell Award-winning author Mur Lafferty and Knott’s Berry Farm Ghosts of the Old West 12-and-Under Short Story Contest-winning author Matt Wallace have returned for a new episode of Ditch Diggers, the podcast about writing as a job. This is, no bullshit, one of my favorite episodes we’ve done thus far. “It’s okay to suck” is the mantra on which Mur built her flagship podcast, I Should Be Writing, over the last decade. Now it’s time to talk…


Jun 2

June 2, 2015

FIRST TIME EVER: Every ebook in my SLINGERS series in one bundle, 50% off cover price!

Hey, folks. Some of you are, of course, vastly familiar with and probably sick of hearing about SLINGERS, the epic five-part digital novella series I released over the course of 2014. Others, however, have yet to get hip to the series. While many others still are new to the party entirely and have never even heard of the series. So, for those folks, I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I have bundled ALL FIVE volumes of the series and…


May 26

May 26, 2015

My Inevitable and Utterly Redundant John Scalzi Multi-Million-Dollar Deal Hot Take

I arrived home late Sunday night from a gathering at which some pretty decent smoked pulled pork was served to discover a noticeable theme in my Twitter timeline. Everyone I follow was abuzz over the same news item. I also had several DM’s and text messages awaiting me from folks who were sending me the same link. You’ve all no doubt heard about and/or read the announcement by now. SFF author John Scalzi has signed a very sizable ten-year deal…


May 18

May 18, 2015

Try harder. Do better.

So, here we are again. And it seems most of us, myself included, haven’t learned a damn thing. My, but that purely does suck. You know, initially I dismissed writing this. I really did. I read a number of tweets last night, many of them by folks I admire and respect quite a bit, who’ve stopped watching or never watched Game of Thrones. Upon hearing of the truly awful and unnecessary rape scene that ended last night’s new episode, the…


May 7

May 7, 2015

Essay Hiatus, Collected Rants, & Brazilian Persevs

April was a noticeably poor month for essays ’round these parts. In fact, many of you have noted I didn’t write or publish ANY new essays in April. While I have been podcasting weekly with Mur Lafferty as the Ditch Diggers (and if you haven’t yet checked out the show, you really should. Kameron Hurley describes it as, “the Business of Writing podcast the industry seriously needed.” And we just did our 10th episode with best-selling author Gail Carriger. It’s dynamite),…