I’ve Probably Ruined the Entire Genre

If you’ve ever walked into a bookstore and taken a glance at the gift book section, it’s enough to make you cry.

Not in an emotional, “I feel kinda touched” way.  But in a “Good lord, do people really buy this crap?” way.

The books are sappy.  They are trite.   And you can’t shake a stick without hitting a rainbow or a puppy.

So I wrote my own.

And, well, it’s different.

Different enough to scar anyone searching for rainbows and puppies.

So if you’re not one of those people, and you share some of my sociopathic tendencies, behold, there is now a gift book for you.



God bless.

The Freak Show Tour Dates

I’ve updated the Freak Show Tour information.  Here is the latest.

Saturday, 9/29, Kenosha, Wisconsin

  • 3:45 pm, DaimlerChrysler Hall, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Avenue, Kenosha, WI

Monday, 10/1 Milwaukee

  • 7:00 pm, Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211

 Thursday, 10/4 Chicago

  • 7:00 pm, Barnes and Noble Old Orchard, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL 60077

Friday, 10/5 St. Louis

  • 7:00 pm, Left Bank Books Downtown, 321 N. 10th St., St. Louis, MO 63101

Saturday, 10/6 Washington DC

  • 1:00 pm, Politics & Prose, Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016

Monday, 10/8  Raleigh, NC

  • 7:30 pm, Quail Ridge Books, 3522 Wade Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607

Tuesday, 10/9 Atlanta

  • 7:00 pm, A Cappella Books, event to be held offsite at Manuel’s Tavern, 602 N Highland Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30307

 Thursday, 10/11 New Orleans

  • 5:30pm, Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Friday, 10/19 Corte Madera, CA

  • 7:00pm, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925

Wednesday, 10/24, Alameda, CA

  • 7:30pm, Books Inc., 1344 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501

 Thursday, 11/8, Louisville, KY

  • 7:00pm, Barnes & Noble, 4100 Summit Plaza Drive, Louisville, KY 40241

Saturday, 11/10, Frankfort, KY

  • 10:30 am, Kentucky Book Fair, Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St., Frankfort, KY


Hope to see you at one of these dates.


P.S.  Beer makes me draw better.  So if you bring some, it’s a win/win for everyone.

One Day I’ll Learn To Not Say Everything That Enters My Head During Interviews, But Until Then Listen To This

Here is an all-encompassing interview I just gave regarding the Pearls e-book, the upcoming treasury (“Pearls Freaks Out”), the fall book tour (including dates), my upcoming kids book (“Timmy Failure”), and a story about Pittsburgh that I probably shouldn’t have told.