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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Why You Actually Come Here - Previews!

Iiiit's that TIME again, boys and girls!  With a book finished, I start a new book, which means I get to post a couple of chapters before my publisher comes down on me like a bag of wet mice!  Next up is book four of Penny's saga, and I'm callin' it Please Don't Tell My Parents I Have A Nemesis.

I hope Chapter One pleases...?

And while we're at this, I have been told something weird.  Apparently Amazon Prime folks can download the first Superhero book for free.  Now, everybody who reads this has probably read that book, but apparently if you download it that counts as a sale for me even though you don't get charged anything.  So if anyone feels like throwing money at me without spending anything yourself, hey, I like money.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


My publisher did not wait around.  Wow.  Preorders for I Did Not Give That Spider Superhuman Intelligence are already on Amazon!  Release date December 1st.  Check out the cover!

They said they were going for a mix of my Supervillain covers and 1980s album art.  I think that's genius.  Also, I think the goofy blurb at the bottom suits the goofiness of the book.

Below the break is the cover blurb I came up with.  What do you think?

Saturday, September 24, 2016

So Many Distractions

So, the book is done, and I think prerelease is in December?  I expect my official edits soon.  You all reacted so favorably to Irene, I think it will be a winner, despite my being concerned by releasing a book in the Supervillain continuity without a child star.

I am about to start the fourth Penny book, Please Don't Tell My Parents I Have A Nemesis.  I have a strong general outline, so it should go fast.  I just need to work out some thematic stuff in my head before I can get to work.  I will, of course, give you folks the first few chapters to check reception!

This is super sweet - a friend saw these in the library of 'Trefoil Academy', a kids' summer camp!

Oh, and I'm a few days late on this because I got unexpected editing notes.  Heart of the Harvester is coming out in an anthology I had totally forgotten about.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The First Word

I Did Not Give That Spider Superhuman Intelligence is finished.  Expect to hear more soon.

Monday, June 13, 2016

I Leave My Cave Occasionally

The book is chugging along, but since I can't show you excerpts, I have less to post about.  Instead, I have taken photos of stuff I saw when I went to see the wonderful French movie April and the Extraordinary World!

You see, next to the theater is this huge, or at least pleasantly and unexpectedly large, art shop.  It was full of every kind of art supply, and I loved just breathing that art shop air.  None of that makes good photography material.  What makes good photography material are... unicorn toys!

Since a close friend of mine is totally into unicorns, and I was shocked by the sheer numbers and weirdness of unicorn toys on display in an art store, I took photos.

#1:  Bag O' Unicorn.  Even beautiful, haunting, ephemeral magical creatures have their low budget purchasing options!

#2:  This book has to make you feel good.  It has a bunny and a unicorn on the cover.  That's PROOF.

#3:  This is just messed up.  There's really nothing else to say about it besides 'messed up.'

#4:  Sir, I find your assertion that 'cats love it' HIGHLY doubtful.

#5:  Not technically a unicorn toy, but included because it showcases the grace and majesty of horses.

#6:  This one was not photographed for my Unifriend.  It was all for me, to remind me that somewhere out there, someone is planning the same kind of unnatural horrors I am.

And now, for something completely different.  We went to this amazing burger shop where I ate a burger!  The burger was pretty good but not the amazing part.  The world just had to see the photos on the walls.  Holy smog bottlers.

(Faces have been blurred into Boschian nightmares to protect the innocent.)


Okay, there's your update to know I'm alive!  Honestly, I took these photos and posted them for one specific person, and I'm just hoping the rest of you get a kick, too.

Monday, May 2, 2016

News, And The Final Taste

First, some publishing news!  The audiobook of Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm A Supervillain went on sale, and hit #1 in all audiobooks on Amazon.  I mention this not to toot my own horn (although I'm pretty happy) but because the audiobook company responded by immediately buying the rights to books 2 and 3.  They'll be available... however long the turnover is on that!

Also, hardbacks were caught up in a formatting error the printer never told my publisher about.  They could be for sale already, for all I know.  Soon, definitely.

Finally, my publisher isn't thrilled about me giving sneak peaks, but I decided the first three chapters of a book can't hurt.  I have finished the third chapter of the tentatively titled I Did Not Give That Spider Superhuman Intelligence.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sickness Unto Death, And...

I had an inner ear injury.  It was pretty bad.  Life-threatening, even.  It is theoretically chronic, but odds are it will be a long time between flare-ups, and I will be able to apply the treatment immediately.  That will hopefully prevent what I had this time - more than two weeks of being incapacitated by constant dizziness.

I was afraid I might never be able to write again, because I couldn't read a computer screen.  No joke.

But I did heal, so I'm back with a small treat!  My publisher doesn't like me posting big previews, but I figure I can post two or three chapters of I Did Not Give That Spider Superhuman Intelligence.  On that note...

Chapter Le Two!