Category Archives: National Buy a Book Day

DON’T LET THIS BE THE LAST NATIONAL BUY A BOOK DAY!

It started on August 19, 2010 with a post at John Ottinger’s Grasping for the Wind. I made the case that we needed a National Buy a Book Day—and in the handful of years that followed I tried to walk … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M THANKFUL FOR, 2013

It’s funny, looking back at my “annual” Thanksgiving post from 2012, how little seems to have changed (again). I’m left starting this post out pretty much the same way it started out last year. It’s interesting how some of the … Continue reading

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BOUGHT!

Saturday was National Buy a Book Day and once again, we went out as a family and . . . you guessed it . . . bought books! I’ve asked people to do three things in honor of National Buy a Book Day: 1. … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER 7: NATIONAL BUY A BOOK DAY (AGAIN!)

This article first appeared on August 19, 2010 on John Ottinger’s Grasping for the Wind. With National Buy a Book Day coming up again this Saturday, I thought I’d go ahead and re-run that original post here. Though some of … Continue reading

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SIT YOUR ASS DOWN AND DO IT!

A couple weeks ago, my fellow Fathomless Abyss explorer Mike Resnick posted on Facebook about all the books and stories he finished in 2012 and I was simply blown away by his output. It put my meager word counts to … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M THANKFUL FOR, 2012

I almost didn’t write this post. What I called, this time last year, an “annual tradition,” wasn’t actually annual, per se, since I wrote one in 2009 then skipped 2010. But here it is, Thanksgiving week again already and another … Continue reading

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“NOW GO HOME AND WRITE!”

I spent last weekend in Hollywood, California, attending the Writers Digest Conference West as a speaker, and as always when I go to this sort of event, an enthusiastic participant as well. Anyone who knows me knows I hate to … Continue reading

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ANOTHER BUY A BOOK DAY IN THE BOOKS

Yeah, I know, that was pretty lame, but I’m busy, and tired, and, aw what the hell. This past Friday was September 7th, known for three monumental occurrences: 1. The birth of seminal rock star Buddy Holly (1936-1959) 2. The … Continue reading

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BUY A BOOK ON FRIDAY

So much to write about. PAX Prime was last weekend. The fall term of my class, Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction, starts on the 20th. New projects abound—a few of which I can even talk about publically! Nirvana Gates by J.M. … Continue reading

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TAKE A DAY OFF

All the hustle and bustle of the new year has got me all revved up, and I’m working harder than I have in a long time. I’ve got a major new consulting client for whom I’m acquiring vintage SF, fantasy, … Continue reading

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