Category Archives: writing

AFTER THE APOCALYPSE: Free Until Friday!

It’s my kid’s birthday this week, but you all get the gift: until Friday August 14, you can get a free copy of After the Apocalypse for your Kindle. You don’t have to do anything special — just go to Amazon … Continue reading

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Virtual Tip Jar

Times are tough for everyone. I get it, believe me. But if you feel like my stories have made you feel feelings, or you just want to send a little encouragement, I created a virtual tip jar that you can use … Continue reading

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Piece by Piece, Line by Line

One of the biggest issues I have when I write is getting anything finished. Not because I don’t have the ideas, or the ability to follow through, but because I need to see my successes. Otherwise I don’t know that … Continue reading

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a multiverse of boss fights

Hi! Did I meet you at Multiverse? If you missed it, you should keep an eye on this space and see where you can meet me next. (I don’t have anything scheduled at the moment, but follow me on one … Continue reading

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BOSS FIGHT cover reveal and preorder page

Guess what? You can now preorder your digital copy of my new collection, Boss Fight! It officially releases on October 18, but if you buy it now it’ll show up on your Kindle (or other device with a supported Kindle app) … Continue reading

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BOSS FIGHT is alllllllllmost done…

I know I’m cutting it kind of close, but my new collection, Boss Fight, is just about done. I have to make one or two quick edits to the manuscript, get the final cover, and get it to the publisher. All … Continue reading

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Appearance Alert: Multiversecon 2019

Fellow humans, I will be a guest of Multiversecon 2019, October 18-20 in Atlanta, GA, USA. You should come. I’ll most probably be talking about writing, and I’ll have a new book as well: Boss Fight and other stories, a collection … Continue reading

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“Return to Waypoint 5”, now in audio

My far-future space opera story “Return to Waypoint 5”, first published in Black Denim Lit, has been turned into a pretty amazing full-cast audio production. Listen here. This was actually published back in early August, but I’ve been a bit sidetracked … Continue reading

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An Update

Here’s an update on what’s going on in the world of my writing: I put Six of the Best on a hiatus. The site is down right now but when it comes back I’ll try to get links of all the … Continue reading

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“113 Feet” reprinted!

My scuba-diving sci-fi short-story “113 Feet”, which first ran on Escape Pod, has been reprinted in the new collection The Chronos Chronicles. Time travel enthusiasts should check it out at some point in the future. Get it? No? Just me? Oh well. Read it … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… nerdy recipes

If you’d seen my work schedule this week, you’d know that I don’t even have time to post this on the site. But I’m taking a moment because my wife spent a lot of time working on a guest column … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… Brooklyn Nine-Nine cold opens

Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns this Sunday, and in celebration, here are six of the best of their cold opens. They all have something in common. Guess what.

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SIX OF THE WORST… things about Android Auto

When I first got a car with Android Auto, I was super-excited to use it. But the more time I’ve spent in the application, the more problems I’ve had with it. At this point I’ve given up and gone back … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… Tenth Doctor episodes

I was finally convinced to watch Doctor Who. It’s good. Not the best show ever, but good. Good enough for me to have a top-six list of David Tennant episodes.

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SIX OF THE BEST… deep cuts I forgot I thumbs’d up

I haven’t written a column about music in about a year and a half. Time to change that. (There’s also a small rant about Girl Scout Cookies at the end.)

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SIX OF THE BEST… ways you could make my stay more comfortable

I’ve stayed in 13 hotels in the past two years. That’s an average of one hotel every two months (not including the one I stayed in twice). That’s given me quite an insight into ways hotels could improve things… or, … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE WORST… things about recipe websites

If you manage to get to the end of my long-ass, picture-filled column, you’ll find an actual recipe at the end… just like a real recipe website!

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SIX OF THE BEST… annoying conspiracies no one is talking about

It’s a conspiracy. You may not think it is, but it is. Maybe. By the way, did you check out my new story, “Thoughts and Prayers”, over at The Arcanist? You should. It’s only 1000 words; shouldn’t take you long to … Continue reading

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“Thoughts and Prayers”

Out today in The Arcanist: my flash fiction story about the gamification of tragedy, “Thoughts and Prayers”. I first wrote this in November 2015, after a mass shooting (I think), when I saw the outpouring of “support” on social media — … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… expensive things I refuse to spend money on

I don’t buy expensive stuff as often as I would like, because… well… it’s expensive.

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