The Shadow over Cyber Monday


Tomorrow’s one of the big days in the marketing year for anybody who (like us) sells ebooks. But this year, for many of us, there’s a nervous feeling about the event that hasn’t been there before: because this Cyber Monday… Continue Reading

Halloween Candy: an idle personal overview

Candy Corn

It was seeing this thing that got me thinking about the subject. …WTF? RT @pattymo: Who will answer for this crime — Diane Duane (@dduane) September 17, 2014 What surprised me after the fact was that the very sight… Continue Reading

Cripes, I’m cited in the Oxford English Dictionary


That’s my year made. From the Online OED: phaser, n. 2. Science Fiction. A weapon producing destructive laser or similar beams (of variable phase); spec. a (usually hand-held) device whose output can be varied to produce different effects on a… Continue Reading

On receiving the IAMTW “Faust” Award

International Association of Media Tie-In Writers logo

The formal acceptance of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers’ Grand Master / Lifetime Achievement Award at SDCC 2014: I want first of all to thank the IAMTW for honoring me with this award. I don’t think of myself… Continue Reading