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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 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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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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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…

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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…

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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 Tor.com 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…

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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…

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Jan 19

January 19, 2016

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

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)…

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Jan 6

January 6, 2016

Funny Books Don’t Win Awards So Don’t Bother Reading This Eligibility Post

Did you know Terry Pratchett never won a Hugo Award? No, seriously. He didn’t. Ever. I KNOW, RIGHT? I was shocked. I mean that. I was genuinely gobsmacked when I looked it up a while back. In fact, he wasn’t even short-listed for a Hugo until 2005, thirty-four years into his publishing career. And do you know what he did? This part abso-fucking-lutely blew my mind, folks. He turned the nomination down. The man turned down a nomination he’d been…

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Dec 15

December 15, 2015

A bunch of VERY cool LUSTLOCKED news plus very organized shilling!

Hey, folks. If you’re joining our program in-progress, my new book ENVY OF ANGELS dropped just shy of two months back, and it’s been received better than I could have ever possibly anticipated. Both reader and critic reviews have been almost universally positive, including utterly sick write-ups from Publishers Weekly, Barnes & Noble’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, SF Signal, and a slew of other review sites and blogs. People are loving and laughing at the book, and the latter is…

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