Dispatch from Modesto

I’ve just finished giving six workshops in Modesto, California, at a very cheerful and well-run convention where every room was packed with people. Here are the Californians at my last [...]

A writer’s education

We do school year-round with the kids, because that gives us plenty of flexibility to take days off whenever we’ve all HAD it (and because they get VERY bored with a three-month summer [...]

Searching for blurbs

Before I get to the main matter of this post, here’s a reflection on the mysterious nature of heredity. From the Whiz-Bang Automated Chicken Plucker post, here’s my father, triumphant [...]