Archive of 2011 December

This Dark Earth Cover Revealed

on December 30th, 2011 in Blog Post by | 2 Comments

Lots of folks are down on the zombie novel. It’s all been done before, “zombies are the new vampire,” how many times can you tell the same story? Does the world need another zombie novel? The answers are – yes, no, lots, and yes, this one. Also, fuck those people….

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Merry Christmas 2011

on December 25th, 2011 in Blog Post by | No Comments

Playing with my new toy, iRig and Amplitube for the iPad. Hope everyone is having a happy day. Love, me

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Recent News – December 2011

on December 19th, 2011 in Blog Post by | 1 Comment

The year ends and it’s always busy. At work, I’m developing a WordPress site for our partner company AND shooting and editing a Christmas video (due Thursday night). I’ve been working on the edits of This Dark Earth and now I’m moving on to the edits and revisions of The…

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Best Stuff of 2011

on December 15th, 2011 in Blog Post by | 2 Comments

They say blog posts that feature numbered lists – top tens and fifteen things white girls say on Facebook, etc. – are really popular and garner more traffic. Hell if I know why. So, I planned on doing my top ten books of the year but it turns out I…

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An Argument for Traditional Publishing

on December 13th, 2011 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

On Sunday night, I wrote a big long blathering blog in praise of traditional publishing – not knocking self-publishing, just focusing on why traditional publishing still has relevance. It loosely related to the short film I made – and it talked about money, the awesomeness of Simon & Schuster’s editing…

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Writing Day – A Short Film

on December 12th, 2011 in Portfolio by | 1 Comment

This is a short film I made to test out the new/used Panasonic HXV200 camera we just bought at work. Troublesome issues included getting exposure right on timelapse/interval shooting and the $5 tripod I used that couldn’t keep an iPhone steady, not to mention a fifteen pound camera. However, I’m…

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Writing Day – A Short Film

on December 12th, 2011 in Blog Post by | 1 Comment

I had a great weekend, enjoyed working on my book, communing with nature, listening to geese babble, watching the lake. I’m thankful I’m working with professionals.  

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Thoughts on the Incredible Shrinking Man

on December 7th, 2011 in Blog Post by | No Comments

This blog post aired on the Bastardized Version sometime in 2009, before agent, book deal. It’s pretty self-important. —– As I’ve grown older, I often look back on my adolescence with fondness and nostalgia. I know for many people, their formative years were painful and full of memories that they’d…

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Synaptic Misfires

on December 5th, 2011 in Blog Post by | 2 Comments

Been awhile since I’ve done one of these, the freeform, stream of consciousness Synaptic Misfires blog posts. So, here goes. —– Saw Scorcese’s HUGO this weekend with the kids. It was the perfect movie for a) Francophiles, b) adults, c) students or aficionados of film history, or d) Scorcese fans….

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