Friday, August 31, 2012

Questions Concerning a Frisson

Did you ever have the experience of having read a book, watched a movie, or engaged with any piece of art or entertainment, and had a completely mediocre response, and then you encounter the artifact at a different time and the reading or the viewing or the listening is an entirely different encounter than the one you had before?

And that this second (or third, or tenth) engagement with that artifact--an artifact that previously you were suitably nonplussed enough to rate three out of five stars so that the data aggregator would provide you with a more appropriate recommendation next time out--makes you question everything you thought, said or did during the time you engaged with the the artifact, even if that last encounter with the artifact was as recent as six months ago, because this time your experience with the artifact was literally a life changing experience, life changing as in expanding your world, your capacity to understand, your capacity to love? 

And so the elation and excitement you have over having had that expansive life changing experience,the sheer joy in being moved that way-- because sometimes you worry if you can ever be moved by art or entertainment or anything new in that way ever again--that joy is tempered by that back-of-mind worry about the person who saw and dismissed the artifact in the first place? 

What were you thinking?  What were you feeling? 
Were you feeling?

How have you changed? Have you changed? 
Are you changing still? 

Writing these questions, I sense movement at the corner of my eye, but when I turn there is only a bookshelf, some records, some DVDs.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Break My Heart 1000 Times

A couple early reviews:

The Militant Recommender Written by an artist,Stephanie Piro, who did an illustration of a scene from the book!

Dark Faerie Tales A lovely site!

And an interview:Zone Out ModeBMH1kx will be out mid-October! Preorder early and often!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

My Wild Life, Part LXII

Ladies and gentleman, i give you the noble Hummingbird Moth:
Don't forget to get your ebook of Stitches, now available internationally!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Stitches eBook Released in the U.K. Today

You need something to do now that the Olympics is over, right?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Generation Dead: Stitches U.K.

The U.K. ebook edition of Generation Dead: Stitches is up for pre-order at  It is a little hard to find as it isn't identified as a Generation Dead title and the cover art isn't up yet.

Here's a link to help you:Preorder UK Stitches!

And here's the cover: