Wings of the Fallen, Shelf Porn and Related Matters

Wings of the Fallen_eBookCoverI’m embarrassed to admit that I forgot my second novel was coming out this week, from those great folks at Permuted Press. Check it out here and let me know what you think. And if you liked it please drop me a review at Amazon, B&N, Smashwords or wherever you bought it… I’ll throw up an excerpt shortly, and I’m trying some new promotional tricks to get some more eyes on it.

As for some reason I’ve been crashing early these past couple of weeks I haven’t actually had a lot of energy to work on my blog, but I figure it’s probably a good idea to occasionally tell the world that I’m alive. First off, there’s a great interview with me at the NIWA site and it’s for a great organization that gives local writers a real boost. Second I’ve finally figured out Facebook’s somewhat arcane terminology and realized that the best thing for my author presence is not a PROFILE or a GROUP but a PAGE — the difference between which had always in the past eluded me. So anyway, I’ve created an author PAGE here where folks can follow along with more day-to-day stuff about my writing, get news flashes and stuff. I fully understand the differences between the three types of FB page, but being the technological neanderthal that I am, I’ve kind of struggled getting them functioning correctly. Anyways, I THINK everything’s where it should be… My Facebook widget has been updated, but it doesn’t go to the right page yet — hopefully it’s simply taking a while to update info on a server level.

That said, it’s always cool to share photos, right? Well, I don’t really care so I’ll throw out a few recent pictures for your enjoyment and edification.

This is a male bold jumper spider (Phiddipus audax for you biology snobs) that I found on my mom's car this week. He was very friendly and happily hopped up onto my iphone so I could transport him to a safe spot where he wouldn't meet a horrible fate like getting slammed in the car door or accidentally sat on.

This is a male bold jumper spider (Phiddipus audax for you biology snobs) that I found on my mom’s car this week. He was very friendly and happily hopped up onto my iphone so I could transport him to a safe spot where he wouldn’t meet a horrible fate like getting slammed in the car door or accidentally sat on.

My cat, LC (aka "Fat Kitty"). I realize that the Internet is not the place for cat pictures, but here she is anyway.

My cat, LC (aka “Fat Kitty”). I realize that the Internet is not the place for cat pictures, but here she is anyway.

And finally, some shelf porn from my game room. I have only played a fraction of these games over the past few years, I fear. Hope to change that soon.

And finally, some shelf porn from my game room. I have only played a fraction of these games over the past few years, I fear. Hope to change that soon.

And with that, a fond fare thee well til next time. The final installment of the trilogy, “A Shadow in the Deep” is out at the end of this month and I have to say it’s my favorite of the three. See you then.

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