Tagged: Books

The Next Big Thing

Categories: Blog, Features
The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing is a literary game of tag in which writers answer questions about a work-in-progress. So come learn about my new project: Pandora's DNA.

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Leaving Mundania Hits the BBC!

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp
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The BBC films a segment on Leaving Mundania, and a great review from Geekadelphia.

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Eight Humbling Lessons I Learned From Writing a Book

Categories: Blog, Creative Writing, Features, Larp
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With the publication of Leaving Mundania imminent (May 1 is the official pub date, but a few large online retailers already have it in stock!), I wanted to share a few things I learned while reporting and writing a book on larp. 1. Geeks secretly rule the world. Don’t cross the geek mafia, because they’re […]... Read More

Nordic Larp Book Sale

Categories: Blog, Larp

First, the bad news: Swedish larp nonprofit Fëa Livia is folding its online book store. However, before they close their doors permanently on December 4, they’re holding an amazing sale of books about Nordic larp, including the eponymous Nordic Larp, Knutebooks, issues of the late, lamented Playground Magazine and many other similarly awesome titles. Do […]... Read More

In Defense of Cookbooks

Categories: Blog, Clips, Features
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Cookbooks rule, apps drool. A piece I wrote for Bites, the Today Show food blog.

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Go Buy Nordic Larp Right Now

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp
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Have you ever wanted to larp in a real submarine? What about an abandoned nuclear reactor? Or maybe you’re interested in fighting a giant dragon that actually breathes real fire? ZOMG! You can find out what it feels like and how the organizers overcame challenges in Nordic Larp (2010), a beautiful coffee table book edited […]... Read More

Harry Dresden’s Life Changes Forever

Categories: Blog, Creative Writing, Larp
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A sneak peek at the newest Harry Dresden novel.... Read More

Tom Robbins Meets the Beer Fairy

Categories: Blog, Clips, Creative Writing
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From the subversive mind of novelist Tom Robbins comes a children’s book about... beer? Yes, it’s a bedtime story with burping. A Daily Beast Feature.... Read More

Portrait of the Artist As a Young Jerk

Categories: Blog, Clips, Creative Writing
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The protagonist of Eric Bogosian's new novel, Perforated Heart seems oddly like the author of Talk Radio. A Daily Beast interview.... Read More

Call Him Dirty Harry Potter

Categories: Blog, Clips, Creative Writing, Larp
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Move over Twilight. The underworld's Philip Marlowe is on the case. This piece looks at bestselling author/LARPer Jim Butcher's Turn Coat, the newest in the supernatural detective series the Dresden Files.... Read More