September 23rd, 2013 | Work


We are now revising and making new t-shirts with Diesel Sweeties.  This is one of the new Doctor Whisky t-shirts.  There are two, and they can be viewed in the Diesel Sweeties store at the moment.  The design for the other, a black t with glowing white ink, should appear below.


I believe it is important to display the trappings of one’s hard-earned medical expertise.  Write fine prescriptions.  Operate on people in bars.

(If you scroll down the store page, you’ll also find the glowing SCIENCE GANGSTER shirt.)

DEAD PIG COLLECTOR To Be Published By Farrar, Straus & Giroux

June 10th, 2013 | Work

I am delighted to announce that my ebook single, DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, will now be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, under their FSG Originals imprint.  I’m especially happy with this – which worked out mostly thanks to the kindness of editor Sean McDonald – because I’m in the middle of writing my non-fiction book SPIRIT TRACKS for the very same editor and imprint.

Release date and other details to follow.

Once again, all my gratitude to my book agent, Lydia Wills.

Cancellation Of DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, Publishing Future

June 6th, 2013 | Work

Due to continuing issues, I have terminated my relationship with Mulholland Books. 

DEAD PIG COLLECTOR is cancelled (for now).

If you pre-ordered DEAD PIG COLLECTOR: Thank you! And I’m sorry. Really sorry. Your vendor will reverse the pre-order soon.

The newsletter, MACHINE VISION, used a service provided by Mulholland Books, and is now closed.

Professional queries should be directed to my literary agent, Lydia Wills.  This constitutes my complete statement at this time.  In fact, I’m still in bed.

DEAD PIG COLLECTOR Approaches On Cold Little Trotters

June 4th, 2013 | Work

The UK product page should be up very soon, to join the US page for the thing.  Still waiting for the links to other ereader systems to process.  I think we’ve settled on “digital short story” to describe the monster.  Live date is June 18 for the US, and June 20 for the UK.  I know nothing about its availability in any other territory at this time.  Proper press release and quotes and things are to come soon.

This may not be of interest to anyone but me, but it turns out that fully one quarter of the traffic to this site comes from the autoposter that sends out “new post” links to Twitter.

I was talking to Craig Mod the other night about blogs and websites, “home bases” and domains and the way things are changing.  An apt time to talk about change, when I’m here hawking a short story being sold by a big publishing house…