Kreativ Blogger

Thanks to Kourtney Heintz for giving me a Kreativ Blogger award! Per the rules of the award, here are six blogs that I think deserve this award followed by ten things you (probably) don’t know about me.

Kreativ Blogs

  1. Intelligent Life
  2. Inkspeare
  3. Robpixaday
  4. Girl in the Hat
  5. To a Dusty Shelf We Aspire
  6. A Side of Writing

Ten Things You Don’t Know About Me (But Which Probably Won’t Surprise You)

  1. I prefer lagers to ales.
  2. I wrote and recorded a song about National Public Radio.
  3. I used to make my own peanut butter. Now I make my own pizza.
  4. I am currently reading The Angel Esmerelda by Don DeLillo.
  5. My home office is messy.
  6. My work office is neat.
  7. I don’t watch TV.
  8. My favorite radio program is Wiretap with Jonathan Goldstein.
  9. I recently ate a Sky Bar and a Mallo Cup, but not in rapid succession.
  10. I’m mentioned briefly in this video (at the 3:58 mark):

On The Ecstasy of Influence

My review of Jonathan Lethem’s The Ecstasy of Influence just went up at the New York Journal of Books. Here’s how it begins:

1. From the pages of my journal . . . Oct. 6, 2004: I met Jonathan Lethem today, but I accidentally made somewhat of an ass of myself.

To read on (or to read some of my other reviews), visit NYJB!

D. Thomas Minton Interview, Part Two

Heartfelt thanks once again to D. Thomas Minton as the second half of our conversation goes online! This time around, I answer questions about the craft of writing — namely, developing a narrative voice, the most common mistake beginning writers make, and whether I’m a plotter or a pantser. We also touch upon my love for talking animals and my prospects for taking a Russian rocket into space. Check it out! And when you’re done with the interview, check out Minton’s latest story, “Still Life Through Water Droplets” at Daily Science Fiction.