Nice & Green

Special advance copies of BELL WEATHER with alternate cover. See yesterday’s post for a chance to win one.


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Singing Album Covers

Famous album covers begin to sing in this amazing video, which has a sad ending for people who like vinyl.

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BELL WEATHER Special Advance Copy Giveaway

Add my forthcoming novel BELL WEATHER as a “To-Read” on Goodreads; one random adder will win a super-early signed copy. This is a special marketing galley with a different cover and a bunch of uncorrected typos, and I’ll personalize it for the winner, and it’ll be worth Untold Sums in the near-to-distant future. I would offer more copies but I’m getting only a small handful myself. There will be plenty more (with the official, not-as-rare cover, and fewer typos) in early 2015; I’ll do more giveaways then.

Just sign into Goodreads and add BELL WEATHER to your “To-Read” list (CLICK HERE). I’ll pick the winner on Halloween.

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William Shatner’s Halloween

shatnerFun trivia: the original Michael Myers’ mask from HALLOWEEN is really a $2 Captain Kirk mask that the filmmakers painted white. But that’s not all.

  • The original hockey mask worn by Jason in FRIDAY THE 13TH: PART 2 is an exact replica of the hockey mask William Shatner used as a high-school goalie.
  • Freddie Kreuger’s red-and-green sweater from A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET was knit by William Shatner’s great aunt.
  • Leatherface’s mask in THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE was made of full-grain leather from a cow raised and slaughtered by Leonard Nimoy.
  • The hundreds of pages reading “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” in THE SHINING were typed by William Shatner.
  • Contrary to popular belief, William Shatner was in no way involved with THE EXORCIST.
  • In ROSEMARY’S BABY, Mia Farrow was actually pregnant with William Shatner’s child.
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I have a special vacuum for ultrafine particles and use it to clean the ash out of our wood-pellet stove. This morning, I inadvertently hooked the hose into the unit’s exhaust port, flipped the motor on, and put the nozzle into the stove. That was a bummer.

Aerial of the Eruption of Eyjafjallajˆkull

Bluegrass Pixies

I’m a sucker for interesting covers of beloved songs. I heard this walking into a bar two Fridays ago and it really set the tone. On a related note, I’m trying to learn this on electric guitar, which I’ve been playing sporadically for less than a season, and the bar chords are killing me. My old fingers are starting to figure it out, though.

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Voracious Support

Bellweather REDO author send

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To my dear Rabid Fans with literary froth dripping from your lovely, pearly white fangs:

In an effort to better engage with you all in the buildup to BELL WEATHER’s release, I’m upping my social media game and hope you’ll join me.

I have a new official Facebook page. Please hop over and click “Like”.

My Twitter account is getting more active, and you can follow me at @Giganticide.

And please consider adding BELL WEATHER to your “To-Read” list at Goodreads.

Your continued Voracious Support is most appreciated.


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Pumpkin Sun

Happy Halloween from NASA.


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He tried and tried to climb my parents’ wall, but the siding was just too slippery for mantis feet. I suggested The Serenity Prayer and oh, he gave me such a look.


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