Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Events at Open Books

Open Books in Chicago has some nifty events coming up, including the release party for their latest ReadThenWrite anthology...
...and another shindig celebrating the debut of J.K Rowling's post-Potter novel, The Casual Vacancy.

And I'm also thrilled to announce that I'll be doing a reading at Open Books to promote The Book of Horrible Stories on Thursday, September 6, starting at 6 p.m. Woo! Book fun!

Monday, July 16, 2012

I call this one "Stress Makes My Jeans Too Tight."

Sometimes I think
That this world takes too much from me.
Then I step on the scale.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Reading Other People's Stories, Shamelessly Advertising My Own

I recently finished reading The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente. Very whimsical fairy tale, lots of fun for readers both young-ish (age 10-12?) and old, with one touch at the end that especially made me smile. What made me bury my hands in my head was that, at one point, the main character turns into a tree. I have a story in my book called "The Tree in the Field," and guess what happens in it? But... but I... ah, @#$! And she wrote it better, too!

Anyway, wouldn't you like a book? 'The Book of Horrible Stories' is available for $12 shipped in tangible form, $0.99 on Amazon Kindle, both via some links on the right-hand side here. /self-promotion off