Remember Remember the 5th of November

November 5th continues to be one of my favorite pseudo-holidays for obvious time travel geekery reasons. In honor of that great red-letter date, here are a few BTTF tidbits found in Timely Persuasion. Chapter 3: After a year of constantly playing the Back to the Future soundtrack, my uncle took me to see Huey Lewis…

“Fester” – New Short Story

My new short story “Fester” is now available as a free eBook on Smashwords. Background: Been working on and off (mostly off) on a novel called Duty Calls for the last few years.  Inspired by a 6 week stint on jury duty, it’s mainly a tale set during the long idle times at the courthouse….

Nick Hornby, Audrey Niffenegger & Me

I’d call it an early Xmas present, but this review from Goodreads was actually posted in June and I managed to miss it. The Nick Hornby / Audrey Niffenegger comparison is quite flattering 🙂 I’ve always referred to Timely Persuasion as a rock and roll time travel novel, and this nails both sides of that coin. I…

Expiration Date = TP Remake?

Just finished reading an awesome novel featuring: A recently unemployed journalist who goes back in time A musician father in the past Time travel that works by just thinking hard about a specific date An inability to visit the same date twice Being ghost-like and invisible to most people while back in time Always traveling…

I Write Like

I spent some time playing around with the  “I Write Like” website using various snippets from my writing.  Check out the results below.  Never realized how wide my range was or the company I kept. Bowling Alley Scene (Chapter 2 of TP) I write like P. G. Wodehouse I Write Like by Mémoires. Analyze your…

Quantum Commentary

Finally got around to posting my 5th place entry from the fan fiction contest at Leap Back 2009 to the extras section of the main site. “Just Like Starting Over” It’s called “Just Like Starting Over” (you knew I’d go with a song title…) and serves as a bridge between the beginning and the end…

A Negative Review

It was bound to happen eventually. 215 days after Timely Persuasion was released, a critic has emerged who didn’t like it and felt strongly enough to write about it.  His name is Gavin Williams, and in the interest of honesty and full disclosure I’m posting it here: Unfortunately, I don’t need more persuasion… I’ve always…

Earthquake

LA had an earthquake today. In a case of life imitating art, I was sitting at my desk when I felt the chair move. It wasn’t just the chair.  Everything was shaking. A coffee mug rattled on the desk.  Books toppled like dominoes on a shelf above me, knocking a baseball onto the floor.  A…

Jurors for Department 307

(Apologies for the off-topic post, but thought this might be my best option for getting the attention of my fellow Turner vs. Chevron jurors.) I finally finished reading Infinite Jest.  Took far longer than I expected, mainly because it takes some getting into and I also read Timely Persuasion at least 5 times as part…