Posted April 3, 2010
We started this website as a way to promote my books, sure. Not even gonna pretend otherwise. But I thought it would also be a good way to meet some folks, answer questions, trade book and movie recommendations, that sort of thing.
With Foodchain slowly being released, and with Wormfood coming out this summer, things are starting to heat up. Google sends us a report every so often, giving us some details on how the site is doing. One of the coolest things, and something that I had no clue…
Posted March 27, 2010
Man, I had a good week. No, scratch that. I had a GREAT week.
My book was officially released on Wednesday, March 17, 2010. It didn’t have the splash of a traditional book launch, things were a bit more low-key, but this week was more of a celebration of generally being a writer.
It was also Story Week for the Fiction Department at Columbia College Chicago, where I teach. So I got to meet some wonderful writers and hear some truly amazing writing.
Highlights? I got to hear Mort Castle…
Posted March 7, 2010
Look, I don’t know much about music. All I can really say is that you gotta go with what moves you, and this kind of stuff moves me.
When I write, I tend to listen music that fits the energy, the mood, the theme, what have you. So, if I’m trying to be scary, then I’ll listen to something dark, ambient. In the case of Foodchain, I listened to a lot of heavy metal. It definitely wasn’t the more extreme end of things, bands like Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, and Pig Destroyer. If you’re…
Posted March 1, 2010
If you’re in Chicago on Monday, March 15th, and find yourself in the mood for some:
VIOLENCE! FOUL LANGUAGE! NUDITY! (Well, at least on the page…)
Then come on down to Sheffield’s Pub (3258 N. Sheffield Ave.) for Columbia College’s Story Week Down and Dirty Grad Reading. J. Adams Oaks and I will be the featured readers. This will be my unofficial release party for FOODCHAIN. Cross your fingers that the publisher will ship a few copies in time, so bust out those pennies. I’ll…
Posted February 16, 2010
Dear Mr. Vick,
I just caught the first episode of your TV show, “The Michael Vick Project.” From what I can gather, it appears to be an attempt to garner a bit of sympathy and rebuild your brand.
I’d like to think that people won’t be so quick to forget how you killed underperforming dogs, using methods such as hanging, drowning, and an old-fashioned shovel beating.
But then again, I see where your Philadelphia teammates voted unanimously to award you The Ed Block Courage Award. So maybe I…