The Fierce Impatient Side of Things

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lately I’ve been reading through the Del Rey Robert E. Howard collection El Borak And Other Desert Adventures. I’ve read a lot of these stories in various beat-up…

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July 3rd Update

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

I’ve gone ahead and created a contest page, which makes the menu bar temporarily crowded. I hope any of you who are Dabir and Asim fans will help…

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Name the Dabir and Asim Series

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

As I mentioned last week, I’m launching a contest to win an advance reader copy (known as an ARC) of the next Dabir and Asim novel, The Bones…

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Soon, a Contest. Now for the Rooster!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I’ve never felt especially comfortable in front of a camera. Aim one at me and I tend to freeze up. I’m actually a pretty happy person, but you…

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On Father’s Day

Sunday, June 17, 2012

When I was a child, my dad would leave early for work to grade papers at the university. My school was only a block from where he taught….

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My Horror Dream

Saturday, June 16, 2012

These days I don’t wake up remembering my dreams very often, but last night I had a doozy. It creeped me out during the dream so much that…

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Barn Life

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Every now and then, when I’m pulling a tick off of a barn cat, or chasing chickens into the barn in the evening before some fox kills them…

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Dreams and Memories

Monday, June 11, 2012

Memory can be an elusive thing. I’ve noticed lately that I can’t always remember completely what my father looked like. I get snatches of certain looks he had,…

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Celebrating Bradbury

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I called my good friend (and gifted writer) John C. Hocking Saturday to catch up and pretty soon we fell to discussing what we’d been reading lately. And…

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Reading Sherlock Holmes

Friday, June 8, 2012

If I’ve never discussed the influence of Sherlock Holmes on my writing, it’s probably because until now I’ve been reluctant to admit something. Clearly Dabir is a smart…

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