Archive for November, 2012

That’s no moon–!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

That photo might be a little less blurry if I hadn’t had an Irish coffee after I put the turkey in the oven. Happy Thanksgiving, to those who celebrate. I am thankful for books and for readers (you!) and for colleagues and for the ability to have done the job I love for another year. [...]

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Squeecast episode 18: YOU CAN’T PUT YOUR FINGER THERE!

Wampyres, ulfhethinn, and sorcerers…

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Garrett Investigates Amazon Barnes and Noble Kobo I’m pleased to announce the latest (and currently the final planned) installment in the New Amsterdam series: Garrett Investigates (yes, Glen Cook and I both made the same joke). Garrett Investigates includes four previously uncollected–and one previously unpublished–stories about D.C.I. Garrett and her friends, available as an ebook [...]

PodCastle audio version of the New Amsterdam story “The Tricks of London.”

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Does what it says on the tin.

One eventual fate of the gargantuan pumpkin…

Monday, November 12th, 2012

I baked you a pumpkin custard.

A vegetable the size of your torso.

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

This is what the roasted pumpkin looks like. (Click through to flickr for more photos of the beast, and the process of dis-assembly.) Basically, you roast it at 350 until it looks like that and is soft, then let it cool. Cut the top off, ladle out the inside, peel off the skin (it comes [...]

Pandemonium and pumpkins…

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Yesterday, as previously mentioned, I read and signed at the marvelous Pandemonium Books in Cambridge. We had a fabulous time, and I’d really like to thank everybody that turned out. My friend who goes by the handle batwrangler took some photos: I’ve been slowly coming to terms with the realization that travel and public appearances [...]

In a couple of months, our house will be eleventy-three.

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

We live in a giant Italianate Victorian which is right on the town common of a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, Massachusetts. It’s a lovely house (which we never could have afforded anywhere closer to civilization), but it does have some quirks relating to its age. Including original windows, and, well… haphazard insulation. [...]

It’s the wrong trousers! And they’ve gone wrong!

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Good: I ran ten miles this morning at an average pace of 10:46. Ten miles. I am now sitting in my comfy chair with an icepack on my ankle, but this is not a bad thing. (I didn’t hurt myself; I’m just old.) Let’s hear it for ice packs. Basically, I kicked a whole BUNCH [...]

I’m blogging this.

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Last ConFusion, Myke Cole and Saladin Ahmed ran the “Keep on the Borderlands” module for a group of writers and editors including Joe Abercrombie, Peter V. Brett, Jim C. Hines, Yanni Kuznia, Jay Lake, Scott Lynch, Pat Rothfuss, Brent Weeks, and me. Courtesy of cameraman Justin Landon of Staffer’s Book Picks, there’s video.