e-book editions

October 16, 2010

The e-book editions of the Vampire Quartet will be available on Amazon starting on December 28th, 2010. In the meantime, if you’ve got a Kindle-enabled device, A Drop of Scarlet is actually available now. I downloaded it myself (yes, and bought it, because… well, yeah) just this morning, and I am pleased to report that it works. It’s basically an electronic version of the mass-market book, complete with the same typefaces and margins, and it reads great.

If you’ve got a Kindle-enabled device and six bucks, give it a try.


A Drop Of Scarlet - front cover

ADOS original cover

In the meantime, today I am going to be working on the newest novel, which I have entitled Plums. It has nothing to do with vampires, and everything to do with love and lust


Imagine a cork bobbing on the water. Now imagine that water is the Pacific Ocean during a typhoon. That’s my heart.

I’d like to wake up tomorrow and be allowed, and able, and eager, to just write all day until all the ideas are lined up in neat rows. Instead, I’ll get up, make coffee, go to the office, perform my tasks, and daydream about a guy on a skateboard at the Brooklyn Banks (R.I.P., but we’re talking 2007 here). He is all befuzzled and achy and he’s got to skate because skating is mindless (in the meditative sense) and pure and he is fully himself there, in those moments-between-moments, riding on air.

HP Lovecraft Film Festival

October 1, 2010

I will be doing a reading of the short story “Polaroids of Dorothy” at this year’s HP Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, on Sunday afternoon at 2:30. More information can be found at http://www.hplfilmfestival.com/