9/1 - in Hawaii for the Spellbinders conference: this friend stopped by... http://twitpic.com/apt9me ...to watch the regatta http://twitpic.com/apt9oz
9/3 - so yesterday I'm bitching about the celebrity culture and how I couldn't think of anyone I'd cross the street to meet. Comes Sunday I'm sitting in the hotel bar and in walks Shelly Berman (apparently he's in a 5-0 episode) whose comedy records I listened to as a kid. I can still quote passages. So who must, simply MUST get his photo with the man? He's still funny. Tugs on his toupee and tells Dennis he should think about getting one, looks at me and says, "Yours is pretty good - almost looks real." http://twitpic.com/aqr8br
9/6 - finished script of 1st installment of SECRET HISTORIES graphic novel. Thought it would be easy because I'd written the novel. NOT!
9/7 - This is hilarious http://meljeanbrook.com/diary-of-an-author-day-1/
9/7 - as with the RNC, I didn't watch the DNC. Too bad I would have loved to try the Joe Biden "literally" drinking game. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80893.html
9/8 - Watching season 1 of "Boss" - Kelsey Grammer's character has to be the coldest, meanest, most ruthless SOB on TV. Makes Rahm Emanuel look cuddly.
9/8 - Proof of my geekiness is how fascinating I find this graph: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120908.html
9/9 - PINES - mystery-thriller by Blake Crouch blazes along, then pulls the rug out with a devilish twist. Get it! http://tinyurl.com/92rkvxg
9/9 - Only geeks like me will get verklempt during this little film about a Mars rover http://tinyurl.com/99mlsn9
9/10 - a borrowed dog named Clio and me-o pic.twitter.com/EfZ8btMJ
9/11 - The Chicago teachers strike isn't funny, but this is http://tinyurl.com/9aqmxf7
9/13 - How NOT to protest http://imgur.com/r/wtf/NYTVL
9/14 - to lighten things up: http://tinyurl.com/8w4oapu
9/14 - art...I really like the Totoro near the bottom. http://tinyurl.com/9rk2g3o
9/17 - How the Mauser C96 inspired the 'Star Wars' DL-44 Blastech Blaster pistol http://tinyurl.com/9cqzz2g
9/19 - Bilious! Breakfast with Scott Shepherd ("Haven") at London Hotel & lunch with David Hartwell (editor) at Birriera atop the Toy Building
9/20 - arrove at the Stratosphere in Vegas for Killercon. They gave me a huuuuge suite for the 4 nights I'm here.
9/21 - at Killercon - read "Recalled" then did a panel
9/22 - YA panel at Killercon that resulted in this poster: http://tinyurl.com/8tk5wlz
9/23 - saw Penn & Teller's great show at the Rio.
9/26 - a Thai lunch in NYC with the publicity department - reeeeeally wanted a 32-oz Pepsi. Had to settle for a 12-oz Singha. (we all suffer in our own way) We're def pushing to add crime fans to the Repairman Jack readership. COLD CITY is a great place to start with RJ.
927 - Hey, UK - my (and Argento's) "Pelts" is a freebie with SFX http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/09/18/sfx-horror-issue/
9/28 - Gevalt! This could put even Abe off bagels: http://tinyurl.com/dyk3m46
9/29 - worst death scene ever? I can't come up with one worse: http://tinyurl.com/dxslf3l