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December 13, 2012

At least someone has their heads on straight. No, folks, the world won’t end. And no, the Mayan calendar doesn’t end. Just like your calendar doesn’t end on December 31st. You’ll just get a new one. But in case you’re worried, here’s a video all set to go out on the 22nd. If we’re still [...]
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Published on December 13, 2012 12:30 • 27 views

December 12, 2012

It’s the morning of December 12th, 2012, and already I’m seeing the tweets flying about “12/12/12 only happens once in a lifetime!” And while that’s true, I’m asking you peeps to slow your roll. You know what other date only happens once in a lifetime? You guessed it – tomorrow, 12/13/12. And the next day, [...]
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Published on December 12, 2012 07:30 • 19 views

December 11, 2012

There, I said it. I knew it deep down, down in the crevasses of my gadget-loving heart, but it wasn’t until I tried to plug one of my numerous devices into an outlet that was already full of devices that it hit me. I’ve got a problem. And the problem within a problem is that [...]
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Published on December 11, 2012 08:37 • 16 views

December 5, 2012

Another in a long line of buff-my-knuckles, pat-myself-on-the-back, self-congratulatory posts. A photo of the Philadelphia Boys Choir (and my son Evan) getting ready to tape some Christmas Day television spots for CBS Philly:   Now, a little challenge. As I posted on my Google + page (YES PEOPLE STILL USE GOOGLE +, STOP IT), try [...]
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Published on December 05, 2012 06:27 • 17 views

December 3, 2012

Huge exciting news! Okay, honestly – not so huge, not that exciting, but news nonetheless. I’ve put together all of my short stories into one collection, with a bonus story added. It’s like getting 20% additional for free! [Insert infomercial voice here.] The new volume, called WRINKLED SHORTS, is now available for Kindle and Nook, [...]
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Published on December 03, 2012 10:08 • 19 views

November 30, 2012

Just in time for the holiday season*, paperback copies of all of the Gabriel trilogy books are available! And for a very limited time, I’ve got autographed copies. Autographed by me, not Stephen King or John Scalzi, sorry… * To be honest, they’ve always been available – I’m just flogging them now because of some [...]
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Published on November 30, 2012 07:30 • 12 views
For an absurdly limited time (since I waited too long to think to do this, to be honest), I’m offering autographed copies of all of the paperback versions of the Gabriel books (even the big honkin’ 700 page complete trilogy). Use the links below for PayPal or credit card purchases. You’ll be taken to the [...]
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Published on November 30, 2012 07:30 • 22 views

November 28, 2012

Reblogged from David Gaughran: Simon & Schuster has launched a self-publishing operation, Archway Publishing, contracting one of the most disreputable players in the business to run the show: Author Solutions. We’ll get to that distasteful link-up in a second, but first let’s have a look at what Simon & Schuster are offering prospective customers (i.e. [...]
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Published on November 28, 2012 08:26 • 119 views

November 13, 2012

I just realized today I haven’t posted any new material here in over three weeks. I suck. The reason (excuse, whatever you want to call it) is I’ve been spending a lot of time since early October working on some projects with partners (day job stuff), and this week all the partners will be meeting [...]
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Published on November 13, 2012 06:24 • 40 views

October 16, 2012

I’ve met some great fellow authors online over the past couple of years, but in this social media day and age, the vast majority of them have been online. Certainly nothing wrong with that, it’s the way of the world, but I consider it a rare privilege to be able to get together in person [...]
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Published on October 16, 2012 06:44 • 25 views