The month in summary It has been quite a good month for Immortal, the little novel that could, but only after six years of couldn’t.  On penalty of death, I can’t mention specific sales numbers, but if you count both the books bought through Amazon and from my personal supply… well, we did okay. And…

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Picking up various bits of story here and there Blogging is a funny thing.  Sometimes a topic just hits you and you can’t wait to write it down.  Sometimes, you have nothing, and then the fact that you have nothing becomes a Thing, because you know you should blog if only to keep people from…

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On the notion of the Mary Sue and the ubiquity of fan fiction I’m a fairly non-social writer, by which I mean when I’m working on something I’m alone with it until I’m reasonably certain it’s truly and actually done.  I have not historically taken advantage of writing groups or posted partials for comment, or…

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Immortal press release I’d like to say I finally got around to writing and releasing a press release for Immortal, but the truth is, between freaking out about the launch party (tomorrow) and getting sick with some manner of death flu, it never crossed my mind.  Fortunately, the Twitter community is paying attention, and in…

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What every author should do at least once Twenty-seven copies of Immortal, nine t-shirts, one couch.  Today I turned my living room into a display counter. Okay so it’s a little blurry.  Best I could do with the iPhone camera.  Here’s a closer shot. Next I’ll be putting the books in a hat and sunglasses.

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I’m looking for someone to blame Readers, I don’t get sick very often.  I try to maintain a decent diet, I bike to work nine months out of the year, and… okay, I also smoke 4-6 cigarettes a day, but only the additive-free kind!  (Yes, in Cambridge we even go green with our bad habits.)…

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New blurb for Immortal Imagine if you will two editors sitting at a bar in New York, trying to think up the next huge blockbuster.  What they might come up with is to somehow combine Chuck Palahniuk with Phillip K. Dick with a little Charlie Huston sprinkled on top. The mega-ambitious story they’d concoct would…

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[Note: This article was originally posted as a guest blog at Indiependent Books.  See it here. Comments welcome.] Anomaly I’d like to talk today about genres, but before I do that let me begin with one large caveat: I am very good at doing things the wrong way and getting away with it.  For example,…

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Losing my mind I’m going to go ahead and conclude that I am not wired properly to handle a gradual book roll-out. A week ago I was completely convinced Immortal wasn’t going to debut as scheduled, which is a terrifying thought for someone who’s already gone through that once.  Now I’m completely preoccupied with the…

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Launch party for Immortal at Splash Ultra Lounge In the interest of getting the important stuff out of the way first, there will be a party to celebrate the official release of Immortal (did you get your copy yet? Order it here) on October 22 at 7 PM at Splash Ultra Lounge.  Splash is at…

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