September 2018 has given me two great books to remember. One of them, Annex, is by my super talented science fiction pal Rich Larson.
The yoga book from DK has some surprisingly good vegetarian recipes and dietary advice in the back, along with tips on breathing and meditation. Like most yoga books I find, I try not to let all the poses I can’t do depress me. : /
Find il mio amico Rich Larson on tumblr!
Thanks to my pals in Bee Cave, Texas, just outside Austin, for hosting a weekend write-in. Great friends, food, wine, conversation, time and space to be creative, and several glorious days with nothing to think about but a few of my favorite things in life. Photo snapped at the Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen in nearby Lakeway. Love you guys!
MegaCon Tampa Bay 2018.
With fellow fantasy panelists and authors Jeff Morris, Jen Paquette, and Sarah N. Fisk.
Me and Tiffany Razzano, the energetic brain behind Wordier Than Thou,
With way-cool artist John Giang of Orbital Harvest.
Trying to look James T. Kirk-serious on the full-scale Enterprise bridge from Stage 9 Studios.
I met my favorite mystery author Lee Child at the Vinoy in downtown St. Pete this past weekend. He was there for the World Mystery Convention, Bouchercon 2018. I wasn’t attending the conference, but I was meeting a couple of my pals for lunch, and I spotted him in the lobby just hanging around. I turned into a total fanboy and told him how much my dad and I loved his books. He was incredibly gracious. He even agreed to this photo. What a great guy! Thank you, Lee Child. : )
I’m excited to be included with about 80 other authors in a new W.W. Norton anthology of super shorty-short stories titled New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction. No story in this collection exceeds 300 words. This is a fabulous book. A tasty gathering of microbrews!
I’m very happy to announce that another of my Italian folktales, “The Baron and His Floating Daughter,” will appear in the November/December issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Special thank you to F&SF editor C.c. Finlay for liking the story. (Prosecco not shown in photo!)
My short story “Of Love and Olives” is in the January 2018 Galaxy’s Edge (issue 30), available online, as an e-book, or in print. It’s another in my series of modern Italian folktales. Happy New Year!