Thursday, October 18, 2018


One of the toughest places for an author these days is libraries.  They hold very few author readings--compared to days of old. And it's tough to get them to buy your books.  I realize they have limited budgets and all. I'm not complaining.  Actually, for some reason, the library in the Denver suburb of Jefferson County carries quite a few of my books--including the latest one, Legends of the Dragon Cowboys.  I guess someone likes my stuff. I've never pitched them to buy anything. They just do.  I could use a few more libraries like this one.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


A cold front came through and dropped the temperature a lot.  It's probably down into the 70's right now.  Brrr. 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Halloween Tree

I wonder if people actually have Halloween trees in their homes and exchange Halloween gifts. I do know that a lot of people in Tucson decorate their homes for the event. 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Mile Hi Con

Next weekend I'll be at Mile Hi Con in Denver, Colorado.  I've spent a lot of my life in Colorado so it's almost like going home.

On Friday I'll be on a panel about food & drink in fantasy & Sf.  Saturday I'm on a panel about why stories get rejected. There's a mass autographing Saturday night and a late night reading. 

I plan to have some of my books on consignment in the dealer room with Who Else Books.  I will not be at my own booth this time. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Going to the store

I went to the store last night for dish washing machines soap.  It probably took longer to go get the soap than it would have to manually wash the dishes.  Problem is, I do not like to wash dishes. It's just so easy to rack them in my dishwasher and turn it on.  I guess I waste water doing that.  

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

If you could

Saw a thing on Facebook the other day. It asked if you could send a message to aliens in outer space, what would you tell them?  That's easy.  Need a ride. Will chip in for gas.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

What if

What if aliens aren't grey beings with eyes of coal? What if they look like shrimp--big giant shrimp. Do we  get our favorite sauces and invite them over to dinner?  Come see our kitchen.  Or do we ask them to play chess?  I think dinner plans are more likely.  Of course, I don't like shrimp.