Sad dad band personality types.God this is good writing. Over at McSweeney’s. Some faves that really spoke to me, man: Bon Iver Perhaps the most accurate term to apply to your…
A spoileriffic discussion thread of THE SHATTERED SKIES.I think that's just about long enough, don't you? Enough people have told me they've finished the book now that I feel as though I can host a di…
Spoileriffic discussion thread for TSS coming next Monday.I have to let enough readers in the US finish it first. In the meantime, I did a guest blog for Marshal Zeringue about what I was reading while …
Hi, it’s me, JB, the one whose bookclub you rashly signed up for a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Or maybe just last week, to get all the…
Interview with Paul Semel re. punching Space Nazis.We’re all isolating as close contacts at the moment, so it’s a lucky thing that modern book pimping is all about the interwebz. Here’s a little …
Launch day!It is definitely a weird thing being published in Australia by a publisher from the UK. The Shattered Skies officially dropped everywhere in the…
Launch day. T minus 1.It's a funny old business, launching a book in the middle of a pandemic. Feels sort of disconnected. The Shattered Skies drops tomorrow, and I h…
Best laid plans.On the first work day of each year I like to spend the day meandering around my office, scratching my arse pondering what the future will bring,…
Christmas crush.I dunno why I do this to myself every year. But I do. It usually starts in September, when I’m looking at my project board and thinking, “Fuck y…
Reverse seared rib eyeThis is not a barbecue blog now, promise. There just happens to be a lot of barbecue in my life right now. Today, I reverse-seared steak. A coup…
"Much mourning in the many glamorous locales she went bankrupt in..."I want this obit for my own. Renay Mandel Corren El Paso, TX—A plus-sized Jewish lady redneck died in El Paso on Saturday. Of itself hardly news…
Meater probe review. (Sort of)A couple of weeks ago, while I was waiting for my Big Green Egg to fall from heaven, I spent a bit of money tooling up for barbecue life. One of…