Friday, September 30, 2005

Story in The Martian Wave

My story "Seedlings on the Solar Winds" is in the October issue of The Martian Wave. This isn't exactly a major coup, as I'm the editor of the zine, and was forced to include one of my stories after an author pulled their submission just days before the zine was to go live.

Still, the story has been published before, in Dark Moon Rising, which is yet another zine that's gone it's no longer available in their archives. It's a rather dark story, which shouldn't really surprise have a look, and read some of the other stuff while you're there as well.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Making the blog more "interesting"

This blonde I know told me my blog wasn't that interesting...although I put this together mostly as an informational source, in order to make it more interesting, I've added a bunch of crap to my profile. So go ahead and click on that...maybe you'll find something interesting over there...

Wondrous Web Worlds Vol. 5

Every year, Sam's Dot Publishing puts out an anthology entitled Wondrous Web Worlds...this year being the fifth year. It's a collection of the best stories and poems from the on-line zines, The Fifth Di, The Martian Wave, and Aoife's Kiss, as voted on by the readers.

As always, I'm the editor of this collection, and I'm happy to say that Sam's Dot has made the anthology available in a pre-release sale through The Genre Mall. Simply click on the title above, and scroll to the bottom of the page. There you can order your copy, which will be delivered in early November.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

My site...part two

My site has now been moved. I'm on a new host, which costs more, but should offer better reliability. I'm now paying almost as much per month as I was per year, but if there are no annoying javascripts screwing systems up, then it should be worth it.

The greater cost is going to be a bit of a setback, however, so make sure you go shopping while you're there. Either in the Direct Purchase area, or in the Mall.

Just as a note, not all ISP's will be able to find the site right away. It might still take a day or two before everyone can get there, so keep checking back.

Monday, September 26, 2005

My site

Due to numerous problems with my webhost, my site has been taken down. I'm currently trying to jump through all of the hoops that are necessary to get it transferred to a new host, but this isn't easy.

I own the domain name, but it's registered through the old host, which means that the registration company has to get permission from me through the old host in order to let me use the domain name. And if that made sense, I'm amazed, as I still can't figure out why this is so hard.

Hopefully by the time I return from Hell tonight the problem will be fixed, and I will be able to begin transferring the site...but we'll see........................

Saturday, September 24, 2005


I've had a couple of e-mails asking if people could make comments on the blog, and the answer is a definite yes. All you have to do is click on the word comments at the end of my postings.

You don't have to have a blog, or sign up for anything, you don't even have to post your name, although that would just be rude.

No news to report today. Day off from hell, and trying to get caught up on work at home...

Friday, September 23, 2005

The Gaia Theory

I'm sure that most of you are familiar with the Gaia theory...the idea that the Earth is actually a living organism. O.K., that's a bit simplistic, but it gives you the general idea.
Those of you who actually know me know that I'm an environmentalist, although not a believer in the Gaia theory.
Still, one has to wonder after Katrina and now Rita, does the Earth have a plan for us. The increase in hurricanes and the increase in their intensities of late is almost certainly a result of global warming, and now these two beasts have taken aim at America's oil refineries, with fossil fuels being one of the leading contributors to global warming. Coincidence?

It has to make you wonder.

O.K. Maybe it doesn't, but I thought I should put something a little more interesting up.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Timing is Everything

Apparently, the worst time to release a book is at the same time as one of the largest natural catastrophes to ever hit our country comes along. As the cliche goes, "timing is everything."

Sales of the new book have been slow, but this seems to be true for a lot of books. I've noticed a definite decline in sales at The Genre Mall on all titles, and other eidtors and publishers have said that they're taking it on the chin with this are most industries in America.

As for myself, I think I'd much rather read than continue to watch the heart-breaking images from Katrina...and we may be seeing more of the same when Rita hits.

And I definitely know that I'm throwing a brick through the TV the next time "W" comes on. Reading a good book...or even a bad book, is definitely better than having to listen to him try to talk.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

The first rant

I might as well get this rolling with my first rant about the horrible job. Today is my first day off since I got back from CopperCon. I put in nearly 60 hours in the last six days, and today I can barely move...and I know Alyse and Josh, who will probably visit this page feel exactly the same they put in a lot of hours as well...and went to school.

Hopefully before the night is up, I will be "caught up" enough to get back to work on the book that doesn't want to get written.

End of rant..............................................

The blog is here

I've had numerous requests to set up a blog on my site so that people can track what is going on in my life...why, I'm not sure, but here it is.

I will post news about my writing, future appearances, future publications, and whatever random thoughts I can think of. There will also probably be a lot of ranting and bitching about the "job that's too dreadful to mention."

So, you asked for it, and here it is...have fun...I guess.