Let’s Talk About LSD!

Don't know if any of you noticed, but the Drug War that costs this country billions of dollars and incarcerates many thousands of people–a lot of them non-violent–every year while drug use continues to stay pretty steady as though none of that law enforcement was occurring didn't really come up in that presidential election we … Continue reading Let’s Talk About LSD!

What? I’m Supposed To Work On Another Book?

So yeah. The good people at Event Horizon Press are asking me to do yet another book. Well, two books. They want another Charley Ridgway book, which will take time (simply making up stuff is a lot tougher than I originally thought), but they also want a non-fiction book. Specifically, they're looking for a collection … Continue reading What? I’m Supposed To Work On Another Book?

The Dead Season, the sequel to Small Island, is now available

It hit me as a surprise, too: The Dead Season, the long-awaited sequel to my first novel Small Island, is now available at Amazon.com (click here to see it Amazon, or click here to see my snazzy new author's page at Amazon). It's currently just in paperback form, and carries the low, low price of … Continue reading The Dead Season, the sequel to Small Island, is now available

Here’s The Cover Of My New Maui Novel ‘The Dead Season,’ The Sequel To ‘Small Island’

That's the front cover (and spine) of my new Maui novel, The Dead Season, which will be published shortly by Event Horizon Press. It's all coming together a lot faster than I anticipated, and will be available this year, not next. It's a sequel to my first novel, Small Island, though it's somewhat darker. Still, it … Continue reading Here’s The Cover Of My New Maui Novel ‘The Dead Season,’ The Sequel To ‘Small Island’

Small Island Sequel Gets Official Nod

So yeah, it looks like good folks at Event Horizon Press (now located in Sequin, Washington) have agreed to publish The Dead Season, the sequel to my novel Small Island. It's a somewhat darker tale than the first book, but my publisher enjoyed it, and seems to think readers will, too. It's gonna be a … Continue reading Small Island Sequel Gets Official Nod

Yeah, we’re playing with toys now…

I know this is all very Robot Chicken, but Angie and I found a way to mix our mutual love for Star Wars, papercrafting and general goofiness. The action figures are the cheapest Star Wars characters we could get (when you live on Maui, there are limits to what's available, even online) and the sets … Continue reading Yeah, we’re playing with toys now…

I don’t usually care for Star Wars memes…

... though in this case I'll make an exception, since I actually made this. For all I know someone already beat me to this particular joke, which combines Star Wars with Man vs. Food, but I couldn't find it. So enjoy. Or ignore it, I don't care. I should be working anyway right now, not … Continue reading I don’t usually care for Star Wars memes…

Small Island Gets Great HBB Review, 2nd Book Signing

First the newest news: Got another book-signing for my Maui novel Small Island today. It's at Barnes & Noble in Lahaina, which is the only dedicated bookstore on the island that sells new books in any serious quantity. It runs from 4-6pm and should be fun. Should be... So... yeah: writing a novel is difficult, … Continue reading Small Island Gets Great HBB Review, 2nd Book Signing

Pontus Alv: a radically refreshing view on skateboarding

Given that I'm now a (beginner) skateboarder, I thought it only prudent to blog about an actual professional skateboarder whose view of skateboarding meshes with my own. His name is Pontus Alv, and he's a Swede who's been building skateparks in Sweden since 2002. I first discovered him in the June issue of Transworld Skateboarding, … Continue reading Pontus Alv: a radically refreshing view on skateboarding

Small Island: What A Novel Idea

Well, I've gone and finally gotten my novel published. It's called Small Island, and it's and old-timey noirish tale of intrigue, violence and sex set on contemporary Maui. I actually wrote the novel back in 2008-09, immediately after I resigned from MauiTime but when I was still living on island. I wrote it, edited it, … Continue reading Small Island: What A Novel Idea