On My Nightstand

In the spirit of blogging more often I'm sharing a snapshot of my nightstand as it looks now. I'm way behind on my reading. I'm not even going to mention what's waiting for me on my kindle. I allow the books to pile up as a reminder that I have things to read. I love reading … Continue reading On My Nightstand

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: The New Trailer

I read American Gods a couple of years ago. Then I read it again. I loved what Neil Gaiman did with our perception of gods and mythology. I loved it because I love mythology and folklore and because so much mystery still exists in this world and because our imaginations love to make sense of … Continue reading Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: The New Trailer

A New Tower of Books

This is my new Tower of Books for the next month or so. I'm getting slow and soft. I had a similar heap previously for two months and only read two books. This time I'm doing much better. I have already finished Traitor's Blade by Sebastien de Castell and loved it. Think The Three Musketeers during the … Continue reading A New Tower of Books

Old Memories Revisited

So after unpacking almost 30 boxes of books and magazines last weekend and rediscovering old memories--including a perfectly decent-looking set of Popular Mechanics' Do-It-Yourself Encyclopedia printed in 1968 that belonged to my dad--and their counterpart emotions, I've now compiled 8 small heaps I'll be rereading in the coming weeks. Which also means I won't be throwing them away … Continue reading Old Memories Revisited

My Interview With e-Books India

I had the distinct honor of having e-Books India interview me. In the interview, I talk about Kōsa Press and The Collective SF and current projects. I give some background to the birth of The Seals of Abgal and about "The Dead God" and I reveal the official title for my retelling of The Pied Piper of Hamelin for The Collective SF. … Continue reading My Interview With e-Books India

#Writing Adventures: Neil Gaiman On Writing

A little while ago I wrote a post titled, "Stephen King on Writing the First Draft". It was an interesting post to write because it allowed me to compare my own experience with advice from King. Today I have a video from Gaiman where he talks about writing generally, but he also includes a section … Continue reading #Writing Adventures: Neil Gaiman On Writing

Neil Gaiman and Writing by Hand and Fountain Pens

I have tried once, but not seriously, to write a story by hand. It didn't work for me. I do not include the attempts made during my youth when I first started writing, when times were different and my mind drifted in different places, when life seemed far less complicated. The irony is I love … Continue reading Neil Gaiman and Writing by Hand and Fountain Pens