Mar 19

March 19, 2014

Your Characters Are Always People, Never Preferences

This may strike you as an odd statement coming from a male 31-year-old American heterosexual former pro-wrestler who sidelined teaching infantry soldiers how to kill people, but I have no qualms with the LGBT community, or with homosexuality in general. I wasn’t raised with religion, which I honestly and without irony feel eliminates 90% of any issues I would’ve otherwise had with homosexuality. But more than that I was raised with a definition of “normal” that included gay people. My…

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Mar 14

March 14, 2014

For the Ears of Twisted Angels and Reformed Devils Only

Yesterday, with no context or explanation, I posted this picture as a blatant tease on Twitter and Facebook… While I’m not ready to give up all the details yet I will confirm that yes, this is the set-up for recording a podcast. Fun fact: I have never had my own podcast. Which is weird. I wrote fiction for the award-winning Variant Frequencies podcast, I authored a serialized podcast novel of my own and a serialized novella with Scott Sigler, an…

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Mar 6

March 6, 2014

Bid on a signed copy of THE FAILED CITIES for charity, you selfish bastard!

In honor of World Book Day (which, if I’m not mistaken, comes fresh on the heels of National Cereal Day. I could write an entire post on this subject, but I won’t) some folks I’ve worked with often in the past are doing something cool and proactive and genuinely helpful. I thought it was worth filling you in. My intrepid publisher Terry Martin and the good folks of The House of Murky Depths are auctioning off a signed, numbered, limited…

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Mar 4

March 4, 2014

What 80′s Sitcoms Taught Me

Last Friday I tweeted the following and author Saladin Ahmed responded thusly… Who am I to argue with a Hugo and Nebula nominee? Television is my primary focus this year. I’m coming off my first staff job in town and I’ve got a pilot out right now and am working on several others, just trying to break through to the next level. This, more than anything else, probably accounts for why I’ve been eating through Netflix streaming’s catalogue of TV…

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Feb 27

February 27, 2014

You Believe in Your One True Story, I’ll Play the Numbers

Last night, sitting in my boxer briefs at my dining table diligently pounding away at the keyboard, I said something to this effect: “My only saving grace is that with all the shit I’ve got going on right now SO MANY THINGS WOULD HAVE TO FAIL for me not to reach the next level of my career that just statistically I must have an edge.” Is that true? Statistically, probably not. But I have always believed in that principle and…

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