Archive for 2009

Winter Nerds

Happy Holidays and all that jazz!

I’m going to come right out with it: I think little by little, the Ebenezer in me is fading.  It’s almost like I’m actually okay with the change from fall (best. season. ever.) to winter.  Sure, driving in the snow is enough to make me want to eat glass and the ear-splitting Christmas music …

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The Goodhalo Revision

Well, if you were wondering if I’d abandoned my new website/blog/movie hut…I didn’t!  I’ve been working, nose to the grindstone on getting all of my author-ly ducks in a row.  The new series I did for Picture Window Books is all finished up (see ya, Bermuda Triangle!) and I drafted the two new middle grade books I’m doing for Stone …

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Something Old, Something New

So, in between revising GOODHALO (I know…just get it DONE already) I’ve been finishing up the 4 book series I’m doing for PICTURE WINDOW BOOKS tenatively titled LEGEND HAS IT.  It’s the books for lil’ kids about vampires, werewolves, Bigfoot and the Bermuda Triangle.  They’ve been loads of fun, but I was really itching to do SOMETHING in the fiction …

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Fun With Driver’s Licenses

I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m somewhat bizarre.  I have weird little rituals that I follow and I do strange things just because I think someday it might be funny and/or interesting for me to someday look back on.  Or, you know, tell my kids.

Example: I treat my DVDs like they’re antiques.  Seriously.  I place them …

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A Dang Good Birthday Week, Yo.

Hey!  What’s this?  Two posts in ONE week?

Well, in all truth this will be quick.  As many of you may (or may not know) I turned the big 3-7 on Monday and I’ve got the gray hair(s) to prove it.

Anyway, never too exciting to have a birthday fall on a Monday, but even so my family and I …

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Officially a Nerd…at 37 Years Old.

Friends of the Triple-Dubs:

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but here it is,  finally!  My own little corner of the interwebsticles.  My very own webpage!

(cue fireworks that explode all at once and make your ribcage hurt.  also: a band that plays your favorite get-pumped music)

Here’s the funny thing:  I went out probably a year or so …

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The Tale of Two Kingsleys

So, yesterday was pretty much a fantastic day. I know there’s nothing more irritating than hearing someone else is having a good time, especially if it coincides with you (or those you love) NOT having a good day, but so it goes.

Yesterday, I got to go out to Red Wing, Minnesota to take part in the 10th Anniversary Celebration …

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Updates & A Fair To Remember

Yo, yo. What it is, Tappers.

So, looks like I took the month of August off from the bloggy blog. Sorry ’bout that. Heck, let’s face it. You haven’t been reading anyway. You’ve been busy with summer, updating your own blogs and you know…doing your own thing.

I get it. I do.

Well, I wish I could say that I’m …

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Tiny GOODHALO Excerpt & Update

“Your bravery surprises me, Pious,” Hurvick said. “But our fates are in the hands of the gods.”

“Their hands are full,” Pi replied, which made Lasha gasp.

From GOODHALO, by Thomas Kingsley Troupe

So, that’s what I’ve been doing friends. Working FEVERISHLY on the revision and overhauling of my little zombie book, GOODHALO. I’m on a mission to trim this …

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I Hate Tuesdays (well, most of it anyway)

It was one of those days that sort of punched me in the snotbox and only occasionally let me up for air.

I’m talking about today. Tuesday. June 23rd. 2009.

Yes. Tuesday.

It’s the hottest day of the year today. I woke up this morning and knew it was going to be sticky and gross. Minnesota. Land of 10,000 lakes …

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