Thursday, January 31, 2019

milk from the moon

Here's another excerpt from the NYC journal,
from March 14, 1989:

The milkman's daughter watched him leave
in the cold dark morning. Across the sidewalks
and over rooftops, delivering the moon measured
into bottles.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Tenant of the Baskervilles

Another relic from my year in NYC.
I wrote this note to my landlord when
rent was due and curiously chose to
save it all these years. My landlord Yuko
and her boyfriend were doppelgangers
of Yoko Ono and John Lennon. They
used to walk around Central Park and
create a stir. Was it art? I don't know.
But I am quite sure she was perplexed
by me signing off as "The Tenant of
the Baskervilles."

more NYC journal

Here's another excerpt from the NYC journal,
this time from early March 1989:

Going up in the elevator with me is a man who
saw Ella Fitzgerald sing at the Apollo. He is
trying to impress the woman next to him. When
the doors open and she leaves on the 3rd floor,
he calls after her, "Don't you know who
Chick Webb is?" I say I do, but he doesn't
answer. I can't believe after all these years
he's still using this as a pickup line, never
knowing it's become a mothballed movie theater.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

New York City Journal

One of the new Good Deed Rain books
will feature the journal I wrote in NYC.
It was quite a surprise finding this relic.
Here's the entry from February 23, 1989:

Looking for a job in the sarcophagus,
questioned by a 2,000 year old mummy with a paunch.

4 score more

Been working to get 4 new books published
soon. Here's a mysterious clue to one of them.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Good Deed Rain's Ellusive Author

Good Deed Rain author
and publisher on the loose.

Friday, January 25, 2019


Remembering the great Sun Ra.
Many moons ago, I stood outside
the window of the Ballard Underground
to witness the Arkestra in full swing.
Right now listening to "Angels and
Demons At Play" record.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Last Paper Stars

The next Good Deed Rain book, The Last Paper Stars
will be published Feb 14, available from Amazon.
Here's page 146 image. This is from the 3rd section
of the book, my Seattle science fiction novel called
"Stars Become Sand When They Land." It's about a girl
in the future who meets a man in a car suit. She also flies
a bicycle-bird and talks to pinball machines and gets locked
in a lighthouse dungeon. Part 1 "The Last Frankenstein"
is about minimum wage work and Part 2 "Paper Guide" is
about a library that can only be reached by jumping on the
back of a Japanese crane. Okay, hope you get a chance
to read this one soon. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?

I was walking through the library at lunchtime
and this book almost jumped off the shelf at me.
Martians Go Home. By Fredric Brown, author
of Compliments of a Fiend, Here Comes a Candle,
The Fabulous Clipjoint, The Screaming Mimi,
Night of the Jabberwock, We All Killed Grandma,
The Lights in the Sky Are Stars and more.
Looking forward to diving into this.

Friday, January 18, 2019

The Last Paper Stars

This is the cover spread
(photos by Rustle!) for the
latest Good Deed Rain book,
The Last Paper Stars. Yep,
it's another timely one.
Original stories written in
my twenties. Waited all this
time to be published. Hope
you enjoy this collection.

New Good Deed Rain book

Just sent the latest Good Deed Rain
book off to the printer. This book
is called The Last Paper Stars.
It's a collection of 3 adventures:
The Last Frankenstein, Paper Guide,
Stars Become Sand When They Land.
All set in the rough, futuristic America
we call home. More about this book soon.
Publication date is February 14.


Back in the old days of Seattle
in the 1970s, tuning in a TV movie
called Five Million Miles to Earth.
I remember I had to watch it
standing up in case I needed to

king o' the sea

Phew! This was from 2013, many moons ago.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Good Deed Rain progress

There are a bunch of new Good Deed Rain
books planned for publication in the next few
months. You're going to like them! Here's a
couple teasers. Another book featuring the
illustration talents of Aaron Gunderson,
which features cowboys, pirate radio, a
gorilla, dreams and more. And the other
picture is from the second novel I wrote
back on the East Coast in college. I'm
excited to share this one finally. Set in
New York City, it also includes the
journal that I kept when I lived there.
I only recently rediscovered this--I utterly
forgot that I kept a journal during my stay
and it is quite fun to see how the fiction of
the book is mirrored by the daily goings on,
the subway observations, jobs, and blunders.
So plenty of good reading on the way for you!