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.