The Terrible Tome

An imaginary game world from an imaginary game.

FOG-Con 2014

Ah, one of my infamous travelogues/con reports. It’s been a little while. FOG-Con 2014 I’m still pretty new at science fiction/fantasy shows (as opposed to comic shows, which were old hat for me in 1990 and 2008 as an exhibitor). Still getting used to things. Still figuring out how to talk to other humans without […]

Tug on the Ribbon – free this weekend

  My first collection of short fiction, entitled TUG ON THE RIBBON, is available for your Kindle device for free this weekend. This coincides with my appearance and reading at FOG-Con in Walnut Creek. Four short stories, science fiction and horror, for your enjoyment. Hey, William Gibson liked the title story, so you may like […]

Writing advice

Write. Rewrite. Fail. Learn. Do it again. No amount of posting memes about how shouldn’t you be writing or hashtagging your twitter updates will substitute. There’s the secret. Go ahead.

Never Enough

I know. I don’t post here enough. What I really want is a Tumblr front end for my own WP blog. I should look into that. Anyways, now that I’m here, I should probably fill you folks in on what’s been going on. 1) Surgery. Minor surgery but a major inconvenience for the last month […]

BLUE HIGHWAY influence map

Because a couple asked about it. It’s not really in order. Deal.   THE ROAD WARRIOR/MAD MAX Immediate and visceral impact on fourteen or fifteen year old me. Semi-alien desert vistas, V-8s being operated with no sense of safety or human restraint, punks on motorbikes and evil cops in leather and everything good in the […]

Print book updates

Okay, so what’s happened so far? Last week, BLUE HIGWAY got released by the Createspace store. It’s also on Amazon, but honestly, buy it from Createspace, since I see a bigger slice out of that.   While you weren’t looking, I went ahead and did POD versions of both TUG ON THE RIBBON (featuring […]

BLUE HIGHWAY and other updates

BLUE HIGHWAY is done and off to Createspace for your POD enjoyment. If you’re interested, click on this link and head on over. Here’s the back cover copy: After the Great Big Zero, After the United States went untied, Life went on. Jake Culver is a driver, a fixer and an enigma. Out in the […]

Convolution 2013

In addition to folks like Brian and Wendy Froud and Richard and Wendy Pini and Richard Kadrey, the fine folks over at Convolution SF have extended an invitation for yours truly to appear as a guest of the show and do some panels/programming. I’ll try not to mess it up too badly, but I’m kinda […]

Strangeways update of a sort

Hey folks, you might’ve seen a solicitation from Image for a book called STRANGEWAYS. That is not my book. I’ve already talked to them. I’ll let you all know when there’s official news. Work continues on THE LAND WILL KNOW, but it’s slow, primarily because I can only pay artists like a small indie publisher […]