An excellent review There are also, interestingly, problems that are once removed from Adam’s ageless existence. Because he is a wanderer who outlives anyone he meets, he is lonely. But because he’s lonely, he also drinks far too much, sometimes spending entire decades in a booze-filled haze. This problem is particular to the way Adam…

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Technical problem solved by getting rid of device A few days ago I asked my readers for advice and/or help solving a strange problem.  I had just bought a new Panasonic Blu-Ray, and couldn’t access Netflix from it, even though it had a nice little Netflix menu, and even though I could get every other…

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And sometimes I’m a screenwriter Since I usually spend my time in this space urging you to buy Immortal (which you should) or complaining about various technical problems around my house, you probably think I spend all of my time either writing/selling novels or futzing with electronics.  Not true!  I also write the occasional film script.…

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Tech mystery As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we picked up a new HD television and a Blu-Ray player.  The reason for the Blu-Ray, other than that it plays HD movies, is that the television doesn’t have a wireless hookup and the Blu-Ray player does.  And the reason we wanted a wireless hookup…

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Birthday wishes “I don’t want everything.  Where would I put it?” —Stephen Wright As today is my birthday, I have decided to be obnoxious, which I admit is not a large step for me but here it goes. Read Immortal That’s what I want from you, on this, the occasion of my forty-third birthday.  I…

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April tour follow-up At the end of the spectacularly fun Immortal blog tour Adam and I gave an interview to GeekDad at Wired.com.  Paired with the interview was a contest.  Entrants were invited to put together their own reverse bucket list (as it were) of things they would have done had they lived as long as…

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Terror in  a tiny ice cream shop Not so long ago– all right, very long ago– I had a summer job in an ice cream shop called Friendly’s.  One early weekday afternoon a call came in from a local day care. “Hi, I just wanted to give you a heads-up,” said day care lady #1.…

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High definition for our life The weekend before last, we bought a big screen HD television because of the Walk For Hunger. Every year at (apparently) around this time a large number of people in the Boston area participate in a fund-raising event called the Walk For Hunger.  What happens is a shit-ton of people…

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A new review There is a new review of Immortal in the world today, over at Tracey Baptiste‘s site, Knitting With Pencils.  Tracey loved the book and seems to be throwing her hat into the cover art ring as well. A contest winner I am also remiss in joining in the applause for winner Reginald Golding over…

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Opinions vary All right, so following up on the cover proof posted earlier today, here are some thoughts: — the original cover IS lovely.  But it doesn’t “pop.”  What that means, according to @DavidRozansky (who you should all follow): “Try brighter colors, commuters in motion, speeding train coming towards viewer, vivid title font.  ‘Popping’ means…

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