March 27th, 2009


[links] Link salad is home for almost a whole day

Scrivener's Error on's discounted prepayment terms — He points out a business flaw which could cost authors a lot of money, thanks to the deep-discount clause we all have in our contracts. Sigh. And yikes.

What's in your library?The Edge of the American West on home libraries and kids. What's in your library?

Monkey Dentist: 1924 — If you can't write a short story from this photo, you are dead to me as an author. Short-shorts invited in comments. Could be a contest in it if we get enough results.

The Straight Dope on how to become a zeppelin pilot — Someday...

Asteroid Tracked in Space, Its Remains Recovered on Earth

Dilbert on the death of the dot com era — Oh, how true.

?otD: If home is where your heart is, why don't I live inside my own chest cavity?

Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
This morning's weigh-in: 218.6
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

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[books] One of those funny author moments

At PDX, waiting for my plane to SFO, I wandered into the Powell's Books in terminal C. Three faced copies of the mmpb of Escapment Powell's | Amazon ], one spine-out copy of the mmpb of Mainspring Powell's | Amazon thb | Audible ]. W00t, I think, I am in Powell's at the airport!

I go to the counter to ask the gal there if she'd like me to sign them. She says sure, so I grab the stock and head back to the counter, and she says, "I know who you are, I have you friended on LJ." It was cute and funny. I, of course, misheard her LJ handle, so I can't shout it out here, but if you're reading, nice Powell's bookseller, say "hey" in comments. We talked for a minute about supporting local authors, then I signed and moved on.

That moment was fun and funny and cute and even a bit sweet. Made my afternoon, at any rate.

Now, off to San Francisco, calendula_witch, and matters literary with kenscholes tomorrow.

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