In 2014, I volunteered for a friend’s city council campaign. What started as a simple request to help him and his manager understand the software they were using to keep track of voters turned into a full-time job that consumed my summer and autumn. It was exhausting and exasperating, but, […]
In these uncertain times, it’s important to stretch the value of one’s money. You want to make sure it goes as far as it can. You want savings. You want bargains. Friends, have I got a deal for you.
A year ago today, WINDSWEPT was released upon an unsuspecting public. It was a long trip from that bar in Waikiki to holding the finished paperback in my hands, and I’m glad so many of you have come along for Padma’s adventures. From the launch party at Sunny Blue, to […]
KANSAS CITY, ARE YOU READY? …you are? Cool. I’m not, ’cause I still have to pack, prepare, and read a ton of stuff before I launch myself into your sweaty, BBQ-sauced embrace. I’m going be at MidAmeriCon II, aka Worldcon, aka That Time I Almost Died From Meat Poisoning. If […]
I. When my family moved to Seattle from Santa Monica last September, I knew there would be a lot of things I would miss. I would miss our awesome upstairs neighbors, a pair of lovely economists who would invite us up for pizza, beer, and vicious games of Settlers of […]
I don’t talk about my kid’s school very often, mostly because I want to keep my writing and her life separate. Yes, the two are in conversation with each other. Sometimes, that conversation is mostly shouting. The point remains: at school, I’m Mister Adam, parent and volunteer. Here, I’m not. […]
Brenda Cooper is awesome. She is a powerful writer, a cycling buddy, and a mentor willing to give time and advice to anyone who wades into the magically gut-churning world of publishing. Plus, she’s a lot of fun, which is why I jumped at the chance to do a bunch […]