Saturday, July 28, 2007

Chicks Dig Me

I'm guest blogging over at The Lipstick Chronicles today. It's great to be in such august company. Check it out...

Friday, July 27, 2007

Reader Comments I Wish I Could Use As Blurbs

"Your bad guy is so scary I had to put the book down at 10 PM and wait for daylight to finish the book." -My sister- in- law

"I put down Harry Potter to read your book"-Unidentified Hoke County, NC librarian

Support the Troops

Army's 'Debt Of Service' Leaves Vets Perplexed

Brian Rodriguez is a fighter, an honorably discharged soldier who'd been deployed in Iraq.

"I was a combat engineer," Rodriguez said. "We deal with land mines, explosives."

He fought for his nation, only to return to his homeland and wage a fresh battle.

Former Army Specialist Rodriguez started getting bills for $700 for lost or damaged government property this summer. Although he was discharged some four years ago, bills recently arrived demanding payment, but giving no details on what or why -- nor do they offer a way to dispute the charges.

"For doing my job you're going to bill me?" Rodriguez said.

And he's not alone. A 2006 government report found more than 1,000 soldiers being billed a total of $1.5 million. And while fighting overseas put their lives on the line, this battle on paper could cost them their future by ruining their credit. Rodriguez will be reported to credit agencies next month.

Un-fucking-believable. Can we, just maybe, give the guy a little credit for volunteering several years of his life and getting stuck in the worst place in the world and apply that against this mysterious 700 bucks?

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007


People occasionally ask me whether I'm afraid my overtly political writing will alienate potential readers of my fiction. When I see that Dubbya's approval ratings have plunged to 25% I have to answer, "no, not really."

Website Updates

Updates to my official website are up, thanks to Beth Tindall and the hard-working web-elves at Cincinnati Media.

New book covers! New reviews! New pictures (well, one)!

There were some delays in getting this done because apparently Beth's e-mail provider and mine aren't on speaking terms for some reason. She wasn't getting my e-mails and I wasn't getting hers until we started using different accounts. If anyone can explain how this happens without seeing any e-mails bounce back, I think Beth and I would love to hear it. Most vexing.