July 15th, 2011


Dear Brain…

Memo from Brain: Hey! We’re only under contract for one book a year! This is starting to make us a little nervous! How about we CROWDFUND A NOVEL!? YEAH THAT WOULD BE TOTALLY AWESOME MAN

Dear Brain:

In reply to your memo of the morning of 15/7/11, I would like to make the following observations:

1. Revisions on RAVEN CALLS (due 31 July)
2. completion of 6-8 more Old Races short stories (due 31 December)
3. completion of “Easy Pickings” (due, er, when we finish it)
4. completion of ElectriCity script (due, we hope, 31 December)
5. you have promised your oldest nephew a book for little boys (due 25 December)
6. Book 8 of the Walker Papers (due 1 April 2012)

When, dear Brain, the fuck do you think you’re going to write another novel?


Memo from Brain: We’d totally make time if somebody paid us & you know it.

Dear Brain: shut up.

(x-posted from the essential kit)

Help Find Amy

One of my readers asked me to boost the signal on a friend of hers who’s gone missing. She says:

A friend of a friend of mine, Amy Ahonen, disappeared on 7/8 from the highway west of Golden, CO. Her wallet, keys, and cell phone were all still in her car. The official search for her was called off after a day and a half. Recent information suggests she may have been abducted, and could be anywhere. Now family and friends are trying to harness the immense power of the internet to get the word out, and try to connect with anyone who might have information regarding Amy’s whereabouts. They have created a Facebook page, Help Find Amy, and a Twitter feed at #findamy, and are asking that people simply pass her picture around.

If anybody can help, well, you know what to do.

(x-posted from the essential kit)