I’m Sensing a Theme

We have a couple of feeders at the house. Yesterday we were suddenly deluged with a huge flock of these guys. I’m thinking the red tail that’s been hanging around might want to tell a few friends. Otherwise it’s going to be a lot of pies! Birds seem to have become a theme of late….

An English Professor in New York

Yeah, got that song in your head now? (or this one?) Good. I headed down to the city — and when you live in this state, there’s no confusion about what you mean when you say that. New York City casts a bit of a shadow over the rest of the state. Oh, believe me…

Fleeting Fame

I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays: even if it’s not a time you celebrate, with luck you have some time off from your usual duties or a more slack period in which to do them, seeing as a lot of other people are taking time off. Doesn’t Stephanie look fab with the wonderful cover…

Time Slips

A week without a blog post from me? In that time I have: graded all my courses traveled from upstate NY to Dundee had a lovely birthday I spent yesterday being pampered by my sweetie. He and Allan sang me awake with a present of series seven of Doctor Who which I had missed altogether,…

It’s Flo’s World (21st C Publishing)

I can’t recall when I first heard of Florence Foster Jenkins; I do know it was Beth Massie who started a fan club for her on Facebook at some point and Cortney Skinner who designed badges for the club (you can’t have a club without badges!) — a treasured possession of mine. The Wikipedia precís…

What is Weird Noir?

People ask me all the time, what’s your secret? I assume they don’t mean the secret to my fine cheesecake (Holowczak’s sister’s recipe as adapted by Ted Yamada, but I didn’t tell ya), but the secret to my fabulous life. It’s simple: surround yourself with fabulous, creative people and introduce them to each other. Incredible…

Coming Soon: Weird Noir

Yes, now it can be told! Coming very soon (as in, we’re rushing as fast as we can) from Fox Spirit Books is this fabulous new collection WEIRD NOIR! Dig that awesome cover art from the amazingly talented S. L. Johnson (AKA the Queen of Everything). It’s been tough sorting through the story submissions; some…

New Release: Unquiet Dreams

“Unquiet Dreams is the long, deep plunge in the coldest quarry in the woods; the lingering look under the rotting wood at all the writhing life there; the stare into the abyss until one realizes something is staring back.” ~ S. R. Bissette, creator of Tyrant, Taboo, Teen Angels & New Mutants and illustrator of…

Release Day: Owl Stretching

Today’s the big day: Owl Stretching is out now! Get in on the rollicking tale of ‘Shamans Vs Aliens’ and take a road trip across a slightly futuristic New England all the way to Mount Auburn Cemetery. 🙂 You can buy the book at Immanion, get your local bookstore to order it, or buy it…

Shiny Cover Art

It’s a bit of an embarrassment of riches this month, continuing on into the first week of October. I’m behind on press releases and promo items because 1) it’s the beginning of the semester and it’s INSANE! and 2) I added to the madness with the whole throat infection/blood poisoning thing and 3) not all…