September 11th, 2010


Recommended books for Christmas shopping

I recommend these books which I've bought recently (some were pre-ordered): I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett, Cryoburn (Miles Vorkosigan) by Lois McMaster Bujold, Flinx Transcendent by Alan Dean Foster, and two Modesty Blaise short story collections: Cobra Trap and Pieces of Modesty.  (I recommend the ones I haven't read yet based on their authors' track records.)
And, of course, I recommend my own books, which include:
Building a Cool House for Hot Times without Scorching the Pocketbook (the new edition has color photos); the ISBN number on that edition is 978-1-60749-562-8:  Online Bookstore  (You'll have to type the title into the search box.)

Or you can order it from amazon: 

It covers the building process and what’s involved in building your home and includes diary excerpts, photos, and advice from planning to punch list and beyond. It got a rave review from The Midwest Book Review and was on the Reviewer's Choice list.
Here it is

And here's a link to a free excerpt:

Why Won't Anyone Play with Me?

Why doesn’t anyone want to play with Kallie Kitten? Why do they jump into the pond or hide? Will anyone ever talk to her? Will this frisky little kitten learn to play their games?

Illustrator Andrea Gradidge was originally from the UK and now resides in British Columbia, Canada.  She has illustrated various chapbooks and e-zines and also
my story "Sammy's Beautiful Tail".

Children will enjoy this colorful picture book and the cut-out critters at the end.  It is available online at Barnes & Noble: 
Aliens, Animals, and Adventure  (my short stories (reprints) collection)::

Sugar Time, an audiobook of three time travel tales with sound effects & music. Check it out at:

Magistria: The Realm of the Sorcerer, a shared world anthology of mages and magic; it includes my story, Seedlings, in which plant mages fight alongside their sentient plant companions. You can buy it on amazon: