Become Ocean, my new musical obsession

So lately I've found myself listening to John Luther Adams' Become Ocean, the composition that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music. I first heard of the piece a few weeks ago on American Public Media's Performance Today, and have immersed myself in the piece pretty much at least once a day since. For the … Continue reading Become Ocean, my new musical obsession

My New Book ‘Stealing Cars With The Pros’ Now Available At Amazon.com

Got home today to find this waiting for me. It's a collection (published, like my noirish Maui novels, by Event Horizon Press) of some of my noir-themed pieces of journalism dating back to early 1996, when I first decided to become a reporter. It's organized by theme - misfits, rich people, cops/crooks, babes, etc. - … Continue reading My New Book ‘Stealing Cars With The Pros’ Now Available At Amazon.com

Event Horizon Press To Publish ‘Stealing Cars With The Pros,’ A Collection Of My Journalism

For those who simply can't buy and read enough books by yours truly, here's good news: later this month, Event Horizon Press (now located in Sequim, Washington) will publish a collection of my journalism under the title Stealing Cars With The Pros. The book contains 33 stories (some dating clear back to 1996) that touch … Continue reading Event Horizon Press To Publish ‘Stealing Cars With The Pros,’ A Collection Of My Journalism

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…