Saturday, December 31, 2022

2022 Books!

Good Deed Rain published 7 books in 2022. Lexington Brown and the Pond Projector, The Robert Huck Museum, Mrs. Magnusson and Friends, Magic Island, A Red Leaf Boat, Forest and Field, The Wires and Circuits of Earth. Hope you enjoyed them, more to come in 2023!

on the beautiful planet

Lake Erie

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Wednesday, December 28, 2022


Tuesday, December 27, 2022


I'm getting ready to publish second ebook. (Buck Rogers is helping). My friend Mike Paulus created the beautiful cover. It's the gigantic poetry collection Playground, with poems written between 2007-2013. Collected from the handsewn chapbooks: Ohio Time, Bird Taxi, Radio, A Reversed Cat, The Yellow Tree, Animals Ghosts and Outer Space, Signals, Not to Worry, Ohio Silver Mine, 14 Animals, Travel, 33 Landmarks, The Peaceful Island, Praises. Playground is available as a book, and soon in your favorite robot.

Friday, December 23, 2022

my grandmother

Thursday, December 22, 2022

2 Cosmonauts

robotic books

Calling all robots...I just converted my COSMONAUT novel to kindle format. I guess I'll do that with all my books since that seems to be how humanoids read now. In honor of 2023, all my books will soon be available on amazon as print and kindle editions. Stay tuned and keep your battery fresh!

up from the sea

A hundred years ago you might have heard the steady, rhythmic sound of a peg-legged whaler clopping his way on the cobblestones up from the sea. The sea is still there, flat and blue on a spring day, but whales are rare and the men who once hunted them are all gone. Time has passed and a robot is walking on the sidewalk.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022


An enticing sentence from the new Neptune novel: Heroics were the last thing anyone expected from a man wearing a CRYBABY ribbon

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

snow business

Thursday, December 15, 2022


We hired a new butler who thinks he's Batman

Neptune flowed

I’ve never gone back to The Neptune Theatre, not since I heard it stopped showing movies. No more sealight shining over the chairs. I’m glad Neptune got to experience that palace—imagine what it must have been like to be part of all the people coming and going for all those years, waiting for the houselights to dim so another new movie could begin. When Neptune left it was easy for him to go, he just slid into the gutter and flowed.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022


The new Neptune book you'll be reading soon is a novel that features the return of the magician and robot duo, The Great Marconi and Cronco. This will be their 5th adventure. Constant Readers will remember that Marconi lost his leg in a tragic faulty illusion in The Robotic Age. He hobbled on a pegleg for a couple books, until his leg was magically restored. (Don't ask me which book that happened in though! Was it in A Field of Cabbages? I could actually use a robot to keep track of all these plots!) Then, in the Half A Giraffe novel Cronco met the same pegleg fate. Fans will be glad to know he is getting a new metal leg to match the old one—only trouble is, it's another left leg! Not sure how that might affect someone, but I’m assuming he’s good at going in circles now.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022


This weekend we went to the antique store and found this old coffee cup! KCMU was my favorite station in high school, how I heard all my lifechanging music. It also features in the Neptune book: You could find me in those schooldays driving at night in a little white Toyota Corolla, radio jumping between KJET and KCMU or the oldies station on AM, going from screen to screen, Crest Cinema, The Varsity, The Guild 45th, The Ridgemont, The Seven Gables, The Grand Illusion.

Monday, December 12, 2022


Boat Circuits

Good Deed Rain published 7 books in 2022. Here are the last two, hot off the winter press. A Red Leaf Boat and The Wires and Circuits of Earth. Hopefully someone out there in the wilderness is enjoying them.

Triggering Town

I remember going to the Richard Hugo House on Capitol Hill. Up the cement steps, in the big door, it really was a house, with carpeting and easy chairs and a bulletin board. I was looking for directions on how to be a writer. As if that could be put onto a notecard, posted with the contests and workshops. Now, 300 moons later, I finally got around to reading The Triggering Town. These are the pages that should have been turned into shingles and nailed all over that big rain-colored house in Seattle.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

new Neptune novel excerpt

Rain beaded on the dark kitchen window above the sink. Neptune was free to move about in human form, a very old man with a trident for a cane. He was calling me from a phonebooth on Pacific Street. In the background I could hear the car tires sizzling.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

custodial services

In my dream last night I fell asleep at a crowded lecture on mountain climbing in the Himalayas. Still within the dream, I woke up in a dark, empty auditorium—no not quite empty, a custodian was pushing a cart into the room. I apologized and flustered. It’s interesting to know there are custodians behind the scenes in dreams. I know over the years I’ve created plenty of havoc for them with gorillas and great white sharks, crashing planes, floods, wars, and other mayhems. Fortunately, they’re ready every night for more.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022


Next novel stars the Neptune Theatre, back when it used to show double features every night and I would park on Brooklyn Ave by the IHOP on the hill.


Enjoying the new reupholstered Beatles Revolver recording, with all the wondrous outtakes! It was the perfect companion for editing the draft of my next novel. You’ll have to stay tuned for this one—it’s got some familiar Good Deed Rain characters, plus some new faces too, including a six foot rabbit and a cameo by James Stewart. Bet you didn't think we had the budget for that. And of course, Neptune. 2023 will be GDR’s year of the novel, with 3 ready to go and another in the works! So stay tuned!

Monday, November 21, 2022

Friday, November 11, 2022


Thursday, November 10, 2022

11 stories

Title Page


Here's the front cover of the new Good Deed Rain book, to be published on this Thanksgiving. The title is: The WIRES and CIRCUITS of EARTH. 11 short stories, each one a fantastic other reality. I've been sharing some of the page spreads from it with you already. As mentioned in the book's introduction, it's the sort of paperback you'd find if you were in a 1962 train station and stopped at the newsstand for something to read on the journey to your next destination.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

new book cover

Good Deed Rain contributor Laura Vasyutynska provides her painting "Ukranian Yard" for the cover of our new short story collection. This is her 7th cover with GDR! Stay tuned, more on the new book soon!


Monday, November 7, 2022


You Are the Star

For the new novel, there might be some inspiration from those Choose Your Own Adventure books. I think it would be fun to write a book like that this time. "If you contact a detective, turn to page 142."

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Good Deed Rain update

Hope to get the new short story collection sent to publisher this week. Next up, there are 3 completed novel manuscripts to edit and get ready for you. Also another new novel is conjuring itself.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Chasing Telepathy bucket

Page spread from the 'Chasing Telepathy' short story. You will be able to read all of this later this month, stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The Return of the Dial Excerpt

Start of Chapter 11 page spread. The next Good Deed Rain book is almost ready for publication, stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Finding the Right Sky Excerpt

Page spread from beginning of Chapter 5

Sunday, October 30, 2022


From FOREST & FIELD book:

The Dial Excerpt

The page-spread beginning of Chapter 2 in the next Good Deed Rain book:

A Visitor in Illinois Excerpt

Working on finishing touches of Book #57. This is the page-spread start of the first story in the collection, set in one of those black and white Outer Limits versions of America.

Thursday, October 27, 2022