Cover Reveal Post 1 – An Interview With Holden

As part of Holden: Throwaways cover reveal week, I decided to start off with an interview with the star of the Holden series, Holden himself. He is a slippery fellow, so I want it noted for the record I did my best. A: Why don’t you start by telling everyone a little about yourself? H: Fine. I was born the son of a goat herder – A: Can you be honest for once in your life? H: Where the hell’s the fun in that? Fine. My father was a complete lying asshole, as was my mother. I come from a long line of lying assholes, which is why I’m so good at it. Next question. A: You’re glossing over a lot of cont- H: I said next question. A: You really are an asshole. Okay, why not tell us something about you that people may not know? And please don’t lie. H: How...

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Buy Some Music, Help Some People

Today, Bandcamp is doing a neat thing, in that they’re donating their profit from sales on their website to the Transgender Law Center. https://daily.bandcamp.com/2017/07/31/this-friday-stand-with-bandcamp-in-support-of-trans-rights/ But maybe you’re saying “I don’t know if there’s anything I want to buy”. Let me help you! I’ve singled out some notable groups, and added genres as well as links. (Also, just added: bands and labels donating their profits: https://daily.bandcamp.com/2017/08/03/labels-artists-join-us-in-donating-todays-profits-to-transgender-law-center/ ) Aesop Rock – https://aesoprock.bandcamp.com/album/the-impossible-kid Indie rap Aye Nako – https://ayenako.bandcamp.com/album/silver-haze Queer punk with an alt-rock...

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Infected Universe Short – The Crawl

This is a small story involving Grey and Scott, two of the Seattle Falcons hockey team from the Infected series. If you’ve never read those stories, you can follow this, which is just a little character piece during a night out on the town. I just thought we could all use a little something nice, since reality’s been really shitty lately. ** The Crawl Scott started this thing a couple of years ago, so it was weird to call it a tradition. But it kind of was anyway. Before the grueling training for hockey season began – and that window grew ever shorter, especially if you were in the pros – they all got together for what was essentially a marathon of drinking and eating foods they couldn’t touch while on a training regimen. Not that Grey worried...

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To Patreon or Not To Patreon – One Writer’s Thoughts

Making a living as an artist is really hard, guys. Unless you’re Stephen King or the Fifty Shades of Gray lady – forgot her name, and don’t care enough to Google it – you need at least one day job, and possibly two, to make ends meet. In other words, it’s hard out here for a book pimp. (I apologize.) One answer has been Patreon, a service that allows all sorts of artists to set up subscriptions to their work. It’s a neat service, and I think it’s helping a lot of artists. I have considered joining it. Let me tell you why I haven’t. I couldn’t get past the fact that there are a lot of readers out there who simply can’t afford to do that. Although Patreon tiers can be small – Dave Kellet, the web cartoonist, has twenty five cent tiers, which is...

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A writing preview …

If you’d like to read a chapter of my Social Justice Warriors superhero thing, I have it posted under updates on my Clarion page. https://www.clarionwest.org/members/aspeed/

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Fourth of July sale!

All e-books at DSP and Dreamspinner Press are $4 today! Including my catalog. If you’re missing some titles, now may be the time to catch up. My stuff.

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Soundtrack time!

Holden: Throwaways isn’t out until very early next year, but I thought you’d give a taste of it … musically. Holden: Throwaways Soundtrack, Part 1 from notmanos on 8tracks Radio.

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