Pirates: Dead Sites Tell No Tales

As authors, piracy is a constant threat to our income and property. Some don’t mind having their works available for download, while others are adamant that their work should be purchased. Should you find your works posted on a pirate website — or worse, plagiarized with someone else’s name as the author — you can […]

Anime Review: Blood, the Last Vampire

I went to the store to pick up a copy of the Akira DVD, and a copy of Blood: The Last Vampire was next to it. I’m not a Vampire-genre fan, but the storyline sounded interesting, and since it was an Oshii film, I figured it would be worth a look. The first thing I […]

Life & Everything Too Now Available

 My collection of essays from over ten years of writing for Everything2 is now available for purchase. Visit Amazon to pick up a copy of Life & Everything Too.

Secret Rooms

 Imagine you purchased an old 1918 house. Imagine living in it for three years. Now imagine finding a secret room behind a shelf. That’s exactly what happened to me. I was working on replacing my old cloth-and-asbestos wiring with modern (grounded) wire. An electrician pal of mine was doing the heavy work. We replaced my […]

Yup, still working on the new site…

 Welcome to my new website. It’s about time I updated the place and give it some additional functionality. The good news is I can watch Doctor Who while I’m coding. 🙂 If you have the time, I would appreciate your feedback and suggestions on improving it. Guy

Give Ralan Some Love

 Yes, folks, it’s time to put your money where your pen is. If you’ve ever found a market opening on Ralan’s website, or chanced upon an important submission change notice there, it’s time to toss a few bucks into keeping Ralan’s online. The suggested donation is about $10US. That’s it…ten bucks for one year’s worth […]

Tithing in the Age of Digital

 One of the things I decided to do when I became a published author was to send in a portion of my earnings to websites that helped me along the way. I’ve donated to Duotrope, Ralan’s Webstravaganza and Critters.org. If you’re a new author, there are many sites with useful information, from marketing, genre news, […]

Anime Reviews: Chobits

I have no idea who translated Chobits from Japanese to English, but give them a medal. Quite a bit of the anime imported from Japan attempts to show some humor, but normally something gets lost in the translation. Most jokes fall flat or get one smirk out of the audience. This is not one of […]