Monday, July 30, 2012

"A Simple Kindness" at Crime City Central!

My short story "A Simple Kindness" (originally published in Spinetingler Magazine, and now available in my Kindle short story collection, 8 POUNDS) is up today in podcast form at Crime City Central, the new crime-fic venture from the fine folks behind the Hugo Award-winning Starship Sofa podcast series. Click through to give it a listen. Many thanks to Jack, Cher, Jim, Tony and of course my reader, Fred, for making me sound good!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CM: Summertime Rolls

Over at Criminal Minds, I'm talking summer indulgences. Though after a still, sticky night that barely dipped out of the eighties, I'm kinda wondering what all the summer fuss is about...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Luddites Beware

Today's brief but tech-savvy update (which should be hilarious to anyone who knows me, since I'm suspicious of - and incapable of operating - any electronimajigs built after the year of my birth) is twofold:

Fold One
Those so inclined can find me (as well as such charming personages as Myke Cole and Anne Lyle) expounding authorily on the topic of ereader data-mining (which I'm assured is a thing) over at Mieneke Van Der Salm's blog. In all seriousness, the post highlights a fascinating topic, and is well worth checking out.

Fold Two: Electric Foldaloo (Er, The Foldening? 2 Fold 2 Furious? Yeah, I got nothing.)
The folks behind the Hugo-Award-winning podcast Starship Sofa have launched a brand-spanking crime podcast with a corker of a tale from one of my all-time favorite writers, Lawrence Block. You can check it out here. And be sure to pop in for later installments, one of which I'm delighted to announce will feature my short story "A Simple Kindness."

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Readercon 2012

Any of y'all out there headed to Readercon? (7/12-7/15 in Burlington, Massachusetts, in case this is the first you've heard of it. Reasonable rates for folks who're interested.) If so, and you'd like to meet, drop me a line. Alas, day job duties prevent me from attending for the full duration, but I'll be there Saturday/Sunday. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

CM: And they say it rots your brain...

This week at Criminal Minds, the topic is how to tackle the dreaded opening chapter. I weigh in with my thoughts today.

In other news, DEAD HARVEST got two 4 (of 5) star reviews these past few days, from Attack the Stacks and Raging Biblioholism. Click through to check 'em out.