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New Blog Entries Oct-Dec, 03
1/11/2004 10:44:34 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Catching up on Blog entries, along with a special offer for blog readers.
Special offer for Blog readers: I have six Lance Howard western novels now in stock--The West Wolf, The Devil's Peacemaker, The Phantom Marshal, Pirate Pass, The Deadly Doves and Guns of the Past. These are brand new copies for a special price of $12. post paid and signed by the author. For ordering address please drop me a note at Check or M.O. accepted.

12/2/03That time of year....

Item: Can you believe it's almost Christmas again? Where did the year go? I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Item: If you are interested in Black Horse Westerns, reading or writing them, please think about subscribing to my BHW discussion list. We'd love to have you. The sign up box is at the bottom of my news page at:
Right now we are working towards a larger recognition of the books and the "shoot 'em up" genre of western. We hope to be bringing about some interesting and informative group productions with the new year. If you'd like to learn more about Black Horse Westerns please scroll down to the next article on this page, Gold in Them Thar Moors.

Item: The weekend of Nov. 21-23 was highlighted by the Massabessic Craft fair, at which I had a table with a number of my books. I met some wonderful people and had a great time. The folks who ran the show were fantastic and a great time was had by all. The only problem was our table was right across from the kitchen--so I might have gained 10 pounds!

Item: The new issue of Golden Perils is available for download on my GP page. Scroll down to issue 31, right click and choose Save Target As to save to your hard drive.

11/3/03 Monday, Monday, can't trust that day...

Another rainy, gloomy Monday here in Southern Maine, but that's nothing new lately. Seems this year's weather has been little more than a series of rainy days connected by glimpses of sunshine. But what can you do? Scream at the weather person? Sure, that helps a bit. But it doesn't change things. Like all gloom in our lives maybe the best thing to really work on changing is how we look at gloom. The old make lemonade out of lemons adage. One thing about rainy days, though, they are great for getting writing done--or web blogs updated. No staring out the window, longing for anything other than to be glued to the chair behind the computer monitor. But yell at the weather person anyway. It's lots of fun. ;)

As Charlie Brown says, "well, another Halloween has come and gone." No Great Pumpkin--again!--but this was the first year my niece really got into the spirit of things. Trick or treat was a wondrous experience for her and the excitement in her voice and joy on her face makes all the cavities worth it. As adults it's sometimes more difficult to get excited over the little things that make life special to a adults we have a lot to learn--or relearn.

I have a tentative print date set for the print version of Grimm: March or April, 2004, should do it.

A weekend past, I did my first fair. It was a local thing, with predominantly crafts, and homebaked goodies, so I did not expect much traffic. To my surprise I should a few books, gave away flyers and cards and bookmarks and got to chat with some great people. I'll be doing another end of November and hope to offer ebook CDs, along with the print westerns then. If you happen to be in the North Waterboro area on the 23rd, please stop by the table and say hello.

Pirate Pass is now available in large print trade paperback form online bookstores. I received my advance copies today (advanced meaning a month after the book could be bought in stores!) and am very happy with the cover and look of the package.


My new interview is up at Big Book. I hope y'all will check it out.

The new season of Smallville has started. This continues to be one of my favorite shows and the new season started out with a bang.

Also since October is Halloween there are plenty of horror DVDs to suggest. I would recommend most of the Hammer Christopher Lee Dracula movies, as well as the Hammer Mummy. Hammer made some truly classic monster flicks and Lee was one of the very best Draculas. Another classic is Polansky's Rosemary's Baby, perhaps one of the best horror movies ever. I would also recommend Phantasm for pure gruesome creepiness, Prince of Darkness (Carpenter) for a more cerebral horror flick and Disney's Hocus Pocus for a fun Halloween movie. And of course what would halloween be without It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown? For the classic movies, the original Thing From Another World is hard to beat. One of the best places to order these is online at They offer a great discount plus free shipping. Mos


My newest postcards and bookmarks for Grimm are now available to anyone who would like one free for an SASE. Please drop me an email for the ordering address. I am about halfway through the final proofing for Grimm and then will make a final decision on which print publisher to go with.

The new TV season is upon us and while there's not a lot new that looks earth-shaking, some old favorites are looking good. The first two episodes of the newly retooled Enterprise have been pretty good and Smallville looks to be starting strong (according to facts gleaned from the newest comic book edition of Smallville, which interviews the series' writers.

It's pumpkin time here in Maine, one of my favorite seasons. I love baking the seeds with waaaay too much salt. Golden Delicious apples come out within the next two weeks. My neice loves to pick them herself, though more seem to end up with bites taken out of them than not!

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• Anatomy of a Novel: Part 2 - Monday, November 08, 2004
• Anatomy of a Novel - Monday, November 01, 2004
• Blog Updates - Tuesday, July 06, 2004
• Johnny Dead & news - Wednesday, May 26, 2004
• Ladigan - Saturday, February 28, 2004
•  New Blog Entries Oct-Dec, 03 - Sunday, January 11, 2004  
• Large print sale - Monday, August 25, 2003
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• The New West? - Monday, August 11, 2003
• Rain Rain Please Go Away... - Monday, August 04, 2003
• Author's Log--Stardate: 7312003 - Thursday, July 31, 2003
• Hitting the E-Road... - Wednesday, July 30, 2003

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