Monthly Archives: December 2009

New Year

My brother and his family have gone back to Petaluma, and with all the excitement, we have decided on a quiet New Year celebration, meaning just the four of us.  Couldn’t quite get our acts together after the riotous time … Continue reading

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All of us here at Sweetsmoke wish you the happiest of holidays, a Merry Christmas, a first rate solstice, joyful Mithra’s birthday, and a swell Saturnalia.  All of us would be, ahem, me. 

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Yule Season

It seemed to come on so quickly, this yule season.  The San Francisco book trip, then the trip for the funeral.  I struggled after being in Florida to find a cheerful, joyous, festive place, but it slips in now and again.  … Continue reading

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Gotta watch what I say

Deborah caught my last post, and warned me about not delivering until June.  She’s tough, that woman.  I should have said July… Hah! This is the best time of year to be a White Sox fan, Mr. President, as you … Continue reading

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My wonderful agent, Deborah Schneider, seemed surprised and delighted that I hope to have a draft of the new novel perhaps as soon as the end of February.  She said eight years versus eight months.  I probably should have said … Continue reading

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I’m not going to belabor this or anything, and I don’t mean to brag, but you can ask my wife if I didn’t see this coming.  Last week I said they were going to kill off Dexter’s family.  Okay, so … Continue reading

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Towne Center Books

There she goes again.  Judy Wheeler has been wonderfully supportive of SWEETSMOKE, and she mentioned it once more in the newspaper, in the San Jose Mercury News, in fact.  In a discussion about The Good Thief. Towne Center Books What … Continue reading

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Kindle Boards

Hey, I just came across something very nice indeed.  Kindle Boards is sponsoring an End of the Year Holiday Extravaganza and Giveaway! (their exclamation point), and Jaazy put up her list.  Okay, I wouldn’t be writing this if it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Rainy Monday

I will walk from writing this post to pick up my mug of tea (one of those yogi teas… it said trust your heart and you’ll always do right or somedamnthing.  I literally rewrote in pencil, crossing out the word … Continue reading

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