The Joy of Isolation

LAST NIGHT, I POSTED this video on my Instagram story – because it was really a perfect Friday night at home! I played a little music on the keyboard & guitar and then spent a couple hours on my pinball machines. Had Material Issue’s best CD Destination Universe on the stereo, a Revolution Anti-Hero IPA in my pinball machine cup holder, and ultimately set my 2nd best high score on the Sorcerer machine (#3 on…

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Warming the Winter with a trip to CAPRICON 40! (UPDATED with pix)

It’s CAPRICON 40 Weekend! This year, the venerable SF/F convention returns to the Wheeling, IL Westin with a “Tropics of Capricon” theme. Consequently, the first panel I’ll be on will be about IPAs – Beers From the Tropics (well, the IPA was really a beer brewed to GO to the tropics!). You know a con that STARTS with a panel on beer is gonna be good! I’ll be around with books in tow all weekend,…

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At the end of a decade… 2019

2019 WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR. From an amazing Muse concert to Horror and Pinball conventions and High School Marching Band competitions, it was action-packed. And, for the first time in my writing career, something I wrote appeared on TV (how cool is that?) At the start of December, V Wars launched on Netflix and included two characters – Danika and Mila Dubov – and adaptations of the stories that I wrote about them in…

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