Barnes & Noble, plus more Internet buzz about Hagridden

Not much happening on the blog tour until tomorrow, gang, but there are still loads of things happening online regarding #Hagridden. A couple days ago, I was very happy to discover that Malvern Books in Austin had done a blog post about my reading with Zoë Miller, including photos, both my and Zoë’s videos, and a … More Barnes & Noble, plus more Internet buzz about Hagridden

Even MORE Hagridden blog tour!

Today, I gave a book talk about Hagridden at my grandparents’ retirement community and read a short story inspired by my ship-captain grandfather (the story, “The Voices Captain Brewster Heard,” will be published by WhiskeyPaper early next month). And in the meantime, I’m still on a blog tour! Yesterday, author Gay Degani interviewed me — we focused … More Even MORE Hagridden blog tour!

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many … More 2013 in review

I am one lovely

I’m such a sucker for these things. I just love knowing that people who read this stuff appreciate me as much as I appreciate all the stuff I read. It reminds me that we’re all in this together, reading and writing. 🙂 So, huge thanks to Yawatta Hosby for throwing my name into the One Lovely Blog … More I am one lovely

I appreciate my readers — they appreciate me right back!

Seriously, I love the heck out of anyone cool enough to sit down and read my blog. People who read regularly — especially people who subscribe? They rock my world! People who actually engage and leave comments? Man oh man: I want to buy them all big boxes of chocolate. And then there’s EJ Runyon. … More I appreciate my readers — they appreciate me right back!

Ryan Werner is for real

So, check it: my good friend/archnemesis, frequent referent in my blog posts, Captain Caveman lookalike, Midwest rock star, and kick-ass writer, Ryan Werner, has launched himself a website. And it fairly rules. Really clever concept and structure, gang, with links to all his shenanigans. If you like good fiction, sleazy rock-n-roll, and/or really hairy dudes, … More Ryan Werner is for real

I am both fresh and pressed. Like I have a job interview.

Seriously. I’ve been keeping an eye on stats today because I knew some friends were looking at my post about Maurice Sendak, and sometime between commercials on The Voice, my numnbers jumped by almost 100 views. Which NEVER happens. So I checked. And saw this: I’ve been hoping for a long time that sooner or … More I am both fresh and pressed. Like I have a job interview.