Monthly Archives: February 2007

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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Death is Coming! In Snowy Flakes!

Well, the “heavy snow advisory” that had been on in my area is now off, but only because it’s now been changed to a blizzard warning. So now not only will we get all the snow we were already going to get, but we’ll also get 40 mph gusts of wind. Joy. This all couldn’t […]

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Heart-Shaped Box is Out, Plus a Pimping Thread

Congratulations to my pal Joe Hill, whose debut novel Heart-Shaped Box officially hits the stores today. HSB is coming out both to a volume and quality of reviews most novelists would give eyeteeth for; not entirely coincidentally, it’s also one of the best debut novels to come down the pike in a while. It’s creepy, […]

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Just In Case You Think Everybody Loves Me

This quote about me (or at the very least, my writing) that I found out there on Teh Intarweebs: His writing drips with the unappealing mixture of flop-sweat and legitimate perspiration of someone trying much, much too hard to be clever. Love it. Putting it in the .sig quote bank as we speak.

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Coffee Shop Shows Up; TAD in Analog

The lovely Mrs. Scalzi shows off the author copy of Coffee Shop, which means that for those of you who have pre-ordered the book, your wait will soon be over. w00t! Also, a nice review of The Android’s Dream in Analog (warning: some spoilers). Here’s the quote I imagine Tor will use for the paperback: […]

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The Existential Plight of Chester Chipmate

Meet Chester, the mascot for the “ChipMates” line of cookie cereal. Here you can see him doing his thing, opening his arms wide in celebration of the cereal brand which he is exhorting you to enjoy in all its flavorful, vitamin-enriched kidtastic goodness. He is cute and non-threatening, particularly for one who is clearly meant […]

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Coffee Shop Review at Green Man Review

It has a few caveats (most about the chapter on writers, which strikes the reviewer as catty) but it’s largely positive: …there is a lot of good information in here, particularly on working as a freelancer. It’s not the bookkeeping/regular office hours/writing good book proposals sort of information, but more getting across the point that […]

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My Wikipedia Article is Perfectly Cromulent, Thank You Very Much

Some editor at Wikipedia has posted the following notice up on the Wikipedia article about me: This article or section needs sources or references that appear in credible, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of the article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. Please include more appropriate citations […]

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Dropping Wiscon

I regret to say that due to a combination of family and business commitments, neither Krissy nor I will be attending Wiscon this year. This bums us out because a) Wiscon is awesome, b) A lot of our friends will be there and c) Kelly Link is a guest of honor this year and we […]

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The Current Background Picture

In response to a couple of e-mail requests, here’s what the current background looks like when you can see the full picture. It’s a picture of my house, taken in October of 2005. For a larger version, click on the picture itself. Isn’t Ohio lovely? And cheap, too! You know you want to live here.

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A Cheerful Thought

Two months ago, I reported that I was getting about 2,000 comment spam messages a day. Today, the number is closer to 3,000 a day. Ah, the march of progress. (Note: this is not an appeal for help, or an excuse for another of you WordPress zombies to try to get me to switch. You’ll […]

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One Day This Cat Will Find Me and Rip Out My Throat

Why? Because every time its owners get another book of mine, they celebrate by humiliating their cat with bacon. To wit: This follows this previous encounter involving this cat, my books, and bacon. Make no mistake, this cat will have its revenge. I mean, look at its expression. It’s all laugh while you can, monkey […]

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