Monthly Archives: February 2012

KNOCKOUTS IS HERE!

Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, Bastards of All Ages! KNOCKOUTS: TEN TALES OF FANTASY AND NOIR, my first ebook short story collection, is out and available at amazon! It features a lovely cover shot of horror movie maven Debbie … Continue reading

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Desiderata, via Mr. Spock.

While at the Ridler’s Pacific Hideout a few weeks ago, I ran into a poem. It was tacked on the wall of a health food store. And they say poetry is dead! It was Desiderata, by Max Ehrmann (1927). I … Continue reading

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Envy

Dora Goss blogged recently about envy, specifically about envying Margo Lanagan’s post on her writing day (which Lanagan later noted was an optimal day) and writing space. I heard lots of similar talk when Liz Hand shared her awesome writing … Continue reading

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Five Things on Doc Ridler’s Mind

Quick list for the bored and the ADDish. Five things scratching my brain. 1. Non historians writing history/biography: historians often get cranky and righteous when those who have not survived the gauntlet of a Ph.D. programme try their hand at … Continue reading

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The Only Way to Make It: A Message from Neal Barrett, Jr. to a Young Writer (Way Back in the Year 2003)

I know, you’d rather read about the prequels to THE WATCHMEN and Alan Moore’s disdain, and maybe I’ll toss my rather boring opinion on you (short form: I’m siding with the evil corporation and not the wizard of Northampton), but … Continue reading

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FAN-TASTIC! Ridler is More Raw Than Konrath!

It’s been gratifying to see how much people like DEATH MATCH. It’s been ever more gratifying when it’s strangers, folks who stumbled upon the novel who don’t know me personally. Example! I received an absolutely wonderful fan review of Death … Continue reading

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