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When it comes to the book business and how I comport myself, I’m a man of guiding principles: 1. Write what’s in my heart, not what I calculate to be the quickest route to sales, notoriety, etc. 2. Connect with readers, not other authors. 3. Don’t get in back-and-forths with critics. They have their role, […]

Another turn for Edward

In its more than three years of existence as a published novel—in one form or another—my debut, 600 Hours of Edward, has had quite the journey. NaNoWriMo experiment to self-published book to small-press-published book. And now, it’s about to have its fourth act. In August, 600 Hours of Edward will be re-released as a trade […]

Gigs? Turns out I have gigs

Since I came home from the Montana Festival of the Book back in October, it’s been a quiet few months on the get-out-and-yak-about-books front, and that hasn’t been entirely unwelcome. For one thing, I managed to shove the short-story collection out the door. For another, I managed to move to a new house. For yet […]

Monday media musings

Vacation’s over. Also, how ’bout them Cowboys? Wait … don’t answer that. Did I ever mention that the wondrous R.J. Keller and golden-voiced Todd Keisling teamed up to create a book trailer for Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure? Well, they did. Check it out: Pass it on to your friends. Also worth noting: […]

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