A few pics. First, that time a couple weeks ago when we went to a geekfest at the Aladdin Theater celebrating The Gilmore Girls. Cool thing, Keiko Agena, who played Lane Kim in the show, was in the audience. I guess she recently landed a role in Grimm.
And for anyone who has wanted to read David Foster Wallace but isn't sure where to start, here is a tip from the staff at Powell's Books. I'm thinking of starting with Oblivion, and even that looks like intellectual boot camp.
Here is a hole in front of our house. For no reason at all it makes me think of Stephen King shouting, "Meteor shit!" in Creepshow. The reason for the hole is we had our water main replaced over the weekend. Waiting for a city inspector to approve the job (and hopefully shout "Meteor shit!" first).
And here is the cover to PEEL BACK THE SKIN, a horror anthology from Grey Matter Press. Each story will examine the notion of the human being as monster. The lineup is a sort of Dream Team of bestselling and award-winning authors, including Ray Garton, Lucy Taylor, Yvonne Navarro, Jonathan Maberry, Tim Lebbon, and -- the inclusion of which thrills the geek in me -- Graham Masterton, who has written a ton of horror fiction including The Manitou. I loved both the book and film adaptation starring Tony Curtis and Michael Ansara. That's just a sample of the super-accomplished people in this book. The reason I post this is that I'm in it. PEEL BACK THE SKIN will include my long-ish short story, "Party Monster." Watch for it in June.