Friday, July 28, 2017

science fiction book forthcoming

Many projects in the works for this summer.
This will be the cover for a big collection of 
4 science fiction novels I wrote. The book is
illustrated throughout by Laura Vasyutynska.
This book has it all: reincarnation, Sylvan Moore,
clones, talking furniture, Mars, a talking dog,
a space station with fireflies, a robot ghost,
and much more...Look for this book in September
from Good Deed Rain.

new book back cover

Here's the back cover and spine for my new book
The Orphanage of Abandoned Teenagers. It will
be published August 14. Thanks to Fred for help.
The featured creature is our noble dog, Zoe, a star
in the adventure.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

new book for august

Cover for new book, coming this August
from Good Deed Rain:

Monday, July 24, 2017

tv time

I've been enjoying the British TV show,
Two Fat Ladies. I'm sure that Roald Dahl
would have been a fan of this program.

movie time

 I watched the old Cat People movie (1942) again
because I had "nothing else to do....nothing else to do"

Friday, July 21, 2017


I was out walking in the woods for my lunch break.
I like to have a few huckleberries on my walk.
Today I had 12 (sorry birds) and they reminded me
of good old Huckleberry Hound.

calling orson...

I'm well into writing a new novel. Aaron Gunderson,
the artist for The Book of Ticks, has signed on to do
the illustrations for it. This new adventure features a
one-legged magician and a clunky robot. One of the
recent chapters is called "Orson Welles" so in honor
of him I've been watching The Third Man movie again.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

busy as a bee

Hello again. Good Deed Rain has a busy summer schedule,
working on getting 4 books ready to publish.
More on that soon.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Radical King

I've been enjoying this timely book
The Radical King. Words of wisdom.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Frolix 8

Just reread one of my favorite PKD books,
Our Friends from Frolix 8. Always amazing
and once again timely fiction beyond belief.
Also I can't believe he named the dark-haired
girl in this book, Charley Boyer, (as in Charles
Boyer). Nice one.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

ticking cover

From the vault, here's The Book of Ticks cover in progress.
Thanks again to Aaron Gunderson and Fred Sodt for your
help bringing this long awaited book to life.

Monday, July 10, 2017

movie time

I watched Blast of Silence (1961) and
Rebecca (1940)



Still rereading books by the great Philip K. Dick.
Finished Confessions of a Crap Artist and
the wild Ubik. He always inspires me.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

movie time

 I finally got to see San Diego I Love You a 1944 movie
where Buster Keaton is a bus driver. After ten years back
and forth on the same route, he decides to take the bus on
a detour. There's a great scene of the bus driving along
the moonlit beach, while a passenger in the back plays
violin. Also, a gag I'm sure Buster wrote involving a
barbershop specializing in black eyes.