Daily Archives: February 14, 2007

My Blurb Policy

I have recently been asked to enumerate my policy for blurbing books in advance of their publication. My policy is pretty simple: 1. Yes, I am happy to look at books with an eye toward blurbing them. 2. Those blurb requests should come from the book’s editor/publisher, not from the writer him/herself. For those of […]

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Things My Daughter Does As a Child That I Never Did: An Occasional Series

Here’s one: Make a snow fort. This is what I get for growing up somewhere where the average February temperature was 68 degrees. Really, what was I thinking. Also: see that? Most of that’s accumulation from the last two days. Yeah, we got snow.

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Author Interview: Joe Hill

As promised yesterday, I’ve got an Author Interview with Joe Hill up over at By The Way, in which many subjects are essayed in detail and a good time is had by all. If you don’t go to read this interview, your pancreas could seize up and you may die. I didn’t say it will […]

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The Great Valentine’s Day Snow-In of 2007

Usually I trek out and about the day before Valentine’s Day to get Krissy a card or some small token (we don’t believe in going overboard for Valentine’s Day), but yesterday we were pretty much snowed in and today we’re definitely so, so I didn’t get out of the house. So this morning before she […]

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The Other Other Other Side of My Writing Life

You know, when I’m not writing here, or on By the Way, or working on a novel, or a non-fiction book, or banging out a corporate brochure, or mugging little old ladies for their gerunds, I’m often writing magazine articles. Here’s one of them, on a company called MediaDefender, which is a company that tries […]

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