Incoming … Reviews, that is.

Reviews are starting to come in for Devil’s Daughter. Here are a couple for your amusement. The Kirkus one could have been written by someone who’d only read the cover copy, but the Romantic Times one is pretty...

Visit Lucinda’s Pawnshop Online

Lucinda’s Pawnshop is officially open. You can visit the shop, find out about Lucinda and her wares, read about the authors, and watch a trailer. Click the link to Enter Lucinda’s Pawnshop . . . if...

Reason, Guns and Cognitive Dissonance

This morning during my daily news reading, two seemingly opposing statements collided in my head. “An armed society is a polite society.” “I shot him/her because I thought he/she had a gun.” The former is an aphorism...

On Every Page: Bill Maher and the Qur’an

I read an article on Thinkprogress.com this morning that asks the question “Has Bill Maher Finally Gone Too Far?” with regard to his animosity toward Muslims and Islam. I personally think the answer is “yes”,...

The Mathematics of Writing

History—and nonfiction of various types—offers a wonderful smorgasbord of events and interrelationships for writers to base stories on. Most writers—myself included—have mined nonfiction for fictional ideas. My collected history books have many pages with the words “Story here!”...

My morning reading

Each morning, I spend some quiet time in devotion and study. My current study material is a 2005 missive from the Universal House of Justice (guiding institution for the global Bahá’í community) entitled One Common Faith. It is an...

Off to Boskone…

Jeff and I are among the Guests of Honor at Boskone this weekend where we will be performing, filking, paneling and at which I will give the first ever reading from my soon-to-be-released novel, Devil’s...

Guns and the Religion of Competitive Materialism

Thanks to my friend Mark Heinz for catalyzing this post. I started out to reply to something he said on Facebook, only to realize that exploring the subject made for a post that was just...