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In today’s trend-oriented publishing climate, you need to either be the celebrity-of-the-moment or you need to have a bulletproof plan to plug into what’s hot, what’s guaranteed, what there’s already an audience for. And, sir/madam/etc., that you don’t already know my name from the tabloids should suggest that, while not infamous for killing or raping or stalking somebody, which is pretty much the standard for literary poten

Of all the footnotes I cut from DEMON THEORY, there’s an OLIVER TWIST / ANIMAL HOUSE one that I maybe miss the most. There was this fun, ceramic-pig oriented Pynchon-one too though, I suppose, which scuttled through PLAYBOY and I forget all-where. And more and more. This, though, it’s one that I never actually put to paper, only considered: getting to LOST via MILLENIUM via X-FILES or something — Terry O’Quinn seems to be in about everything I like. E…

Which is a fancy stupid way of saying that DEMON THEORY‘s back on Amazon, thanks to Melanie at MacAdam/Cage. not quite searchable yet, but there again, anyway, mostly alive. So, to everyone who’s been asking why the world hates them and me this much, as to bury the book in a database: we’re the favored child again, with all things available. click the Amazon banner here to go the DEMON THEORY page.amazon

amazon's pic of it

Just a quick note that Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, edited by Barry Lopez is out. I have either twenty or twenty-one definitions in it, can’t recall (twenty-one, I think, which may be the most, who knows — my copy’s loaned out already). Anyway, click the pic to go to Amazon’s page. Also, the first line of Publisher’s Weekly’s review: “How to define an arroyo, badlands, eddy, a muskeg?” I think I did badl…

tx bk fest
The schedule just posted for the Texas Book Festival, and it looks like I’m on two panels:

  • 11:30 – 12:30, Capitol Extension Room E2.026: “Literary Fiction: Texas Rising Stars?” With Ben Fountain, Dao Strom, and Dominic Smith, and Patrick Beach moderating. (DEMON THEORY)
  • 3:00 – 4:00, Capitol Extension Room E2.010: “Writers League of Texas Presents the Violet Crown & Teddy Book Awards,” moderated by John Pipkin. (BLEE

at the signing

Thanks to Judy Wilson and Anthony Neil Smith for a cool time — great Q&A in the afternoon, fun reading that night, and lots of books signed. And thanks to Elli for FW’ing that pic, above; all the trophies, of course, are what I won for reading, just in the space of sixty minutes or so. Not bad, yeah? Anyway, one write-up of it here, and another here. And of course there was the lead-in interview as well [ this intervw link looks to be dead now; apologies ].

So, yeah, it …

Was reading over a novel I’m about to submit, and kind of just mentally ticking off the things I was going to be writing ‘stet’ by after the copy editor and proofreader have had a go at it (assuming a lot here, I know, but hope springs, all that), so figured it’d maybe just be easier to go ahead and rig up a document-type affair beforehand. Or at least a list — things I always do, things to watch for, things to let slide:…

Just a note to say, yep, it’s all different now. Got tired of the red and black stuff, just washed it all out grey and white. it looks like it should in Firefox, but I’m thinking that, in IE or IE-driven stuff, the “em”-size CSS is going to get ignored, kind of throwing off some of the formatting. anyway, maybe I should just use pt-size instead of em-. Or, is that a problem for anybody?

Anyway, as always, any bugs, leave a comment here, I’ll fix. Only o…

  • if someone at a party gets some kind of news that makes them drop what they’re drinking, the glass won’t shatter
  • if two people are fighting and one of them has a pistol, then that person with the pistol will win. Which is to say we won’t have to have that shot of the gun sliding away
  • if anybody’s carrying a bag of groceries, then not only will it have toilet paper instead of a loaf of French bread, but the bag won’t be paper either
  • if a character is despon

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