May 1 Los Angeles GETAWAY launch! With extra additional ZOMBIES!!!

May 1 is the official launch date of GETAWAY! We will be marking the occasion with an event at Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach, starting at 7:30 PM, featuring reading, discussion, beverages and snacks. And you know what’s really cool? I’m celebrating with Dana Fredsti, whose wildly original take on the zombie mythos, Plague Town, from […]

YEAR OF THE TIGER Launch Day!

It’s 1:00 AM here in Venice, California, meaning that it’s the official launch day of “Year of the Tiger”—that’s “Rock Paper Tiger” in British! I’ve had such a great time working with editor Jane Johnson, editor Emad Akhtar and the entire Harper Fiction team. BTW, you can see videos of me discussing the book at […]

A New JACOB WONDERBAR book—with Space Monkeys!!!

Now that my taxes are filed and I have a few days at home, time to catch up on a few things. First off, my pal Nathan Bransford’s second book, JACOB WONDERBAR FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSE, is out! This is a fabulous middle grade series, reminding me a bit of Douglas Adams and Roald […]

Portrait of the Author as a Young Reader…

Day of the Dead! (and cat!)

Left Coast Crime panels!

Here is my panel schedule for Left Coast Crime: Friday March 30, 10:15 AM in the Magnolia Room: “Tough Chicks,” moderated by Sophie Littlefield, with Denise Hamilton, Julie Kramer and Helene Tursten! Saturday March 31, 2:45 PM, in the Magnolia Room: “Been There, Wrote That–A Game Show,” moderated by Gar Anthony Haywood, with Bruce DeSilva, […]

Los Angeles Book Festival!

Quiet Trouble

(Todd, me and Tony, after a set, some gumbo, and a few Sierra Nevada Pale Ales) I thought I’d post a song that isn’t so political. This one was recorded in a hurry, but for the most part I like the way it came out. If I were going to change anything, it would be […]

Guizhou

Year of the Tiger