Two weeks ago, I was contacted by author Hank Garner who does interviews for his Author Stories Podcast, and the interview just went live today. Hank is a great interviewer (so check out his site), and I was particularly happy that we not only got to talk about my Victorian San Francisco Myste...Read more of this blog post »
Actually a bit more so, as there's bigger names than every before, and I'm getting to meet a slew of people I've been fr... Read more of this blog post »
MANY PEOPLE THRILL at a sunny day in the garden, but if photographing the landscape and its plants is your [read more…]
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hich is exactly what I had when I volunteered to post today. When I began typing this, I still hadnothing. Oh, I could ramble. I’m very good at rambling. I can ramble with the best of them. I can ramble about rambling. See what I’m doing here?
Then, I had a thought. Why don’t I write about not...Read more of this blog post »
A little over a year ago, I bought a Fitbit. I didn’t pay it much attention at first, but over the months I developed a walking routine so that now I walk 5 to 7 miles daily. My neighborhood is boring, so I’ve done two things to liven things up. First, I’ve downloaded a spreadsheet to walk to Mou...Read more of this blog post »
For some reason, I just don't have the energy to start up with a new writer, fall in love with a story, learn all its quirks and commit to it. Yes, I treat books like I treat relationships. I expend the same sort of mental energy on both, I think!
Since the... Read more of this blog post »
“The standard of living in Athens in classical times was high - and not just in relation to the period, but by comparison with almost any other society until recently,” writes Peter Acton in his recentPoiesis. Economic growth in Greece between 800 and 300 BCE was between 0.6 percent and 0.9 perce...Read more of this blog post »
Apparently, a lot of you have noticed that it is August, and I owe you three things about Naturals 3! Sorry for the delay–I have been sick (and also traveling).
THING THE FIRST: There is a poker tournament.
THING THE SECOND: To explain something to the rest of the group, Sloane draws a diagram, whi...Read more of this blog post »
Tonight I read an article in the New York Times about how lots of business set their thermostats according to a formula devised in the 1960s, which assumed the average office worker was a 40-year-old, 154-pound man. Because of the differences in base metabolic rate between men and women, not to m...Read more of this blog post »
Last Thursday, Louisville’s Carmichael’s Bookstore hosted me for a reading and signing event to celebrate the recent release of my novel Mr. Suicide (and my forthcoming short story collection, The Mirrors). Carmichael’s was a Publishers Weekly Bookstore of the Year in 2009 and it’s the epicenter...Read more of this blog post »
Welcome to Day 2 of Science Geek Appreciation Week with Author Kelly Oram! If you missed yesterday's post about The Avery Shaw Experiment, you can check it out HERE. And don't forget to stop by the Facebook party for all kinds of extra bonus material, games and giveaways. There's a new giveaway... Read more of this blog post »
THE BLACK RYDER HEADLINE WEST COAST SHOWS WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTSPLUS ADDITIONAL DATES WITH THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN
"One of the highlights of the entire day had to be The Black Ryder's performance. Holy shit. I had been waiting to see this band for years, and everything finally came together a... Read more of this blog post »
Last night I was wired after the event at the Cocteau Theater where we launched Victor Milan’snew novel, The Dinosaur Lords so I stayed up way to late reading. What kept me up until 2:00 a.m.? Another great book by my friendMax Gladstone. Last First Snow is the fourth book in his amazing Craft se...Read more of this blog post »
As for Thirst, it's going on hold for right now. There's something wrong with the cover size, and as I'm preparing... Read more of this blog post »
The post From Instagram: Attempting Transparent Tarts because I just read George Clooney loves this Southern pie, and I was intrigued. Made the pie crust, filled it with parchment and beans to bake blind and keep the crust flat. In walks The Rower. "Mmmm. Something smells good. What is that? Bean...Read more of this blog post »
~ Before there was The Deal, there was the meeting ~
Their connection was evident upon first sight...The electricity and pull there from the first moment...
Learn the details of Adam and Bethany's meeting, the intimate elements of their sexy mid-air do...Read more of this blog post »
I tried the opening of Penric and got Jane Austen, and the opening of Shards of Honor and got Arthur Clarke. Well, they're both British...
Shall have to try some more samples, when I have time.
Snicker, L... Read more of this blog post »
70 the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans.
1181 Supernova was seen in Cassiopeia, a constellation in the northern sky, named after the vain Queen Cassiopeia in Greek mythology, who boasted about her unrivalled beauty.
1265 Second Barons' War: Battle of Evesham:... Read more of this blog post »
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