April 27, 2013

Welcome to Forks

This is the main strip of Forks, Washington.

The real Forks, not the one imagined in Twilight.

But now one benefiting from the surge in tourism. Note the "Dazzled by Twilight" storefront sign -- a mecca for young fans (and older folks like myself) from around the world.

Truth be told, Forks may be a tad rundown and depressing -- as most logging towns tends to be -- but I enjoy the region. That is, the parts of it that haven't been logged.

I took issue with Twilight -- with the idea that the Cullens are vegetarian (they aren't anything close). But I can't deny that these books inspired me to create vampires as I believe they can be.

April 10, 2013

Celebrate Earth Day and get a free eco-fiction sampler

Earth Day is about a week away and Ashland Creek Press is offering an eco-sampler and book giveaway.

Here are the rules:

Simply email Ashland Creek Press at editors [at] ashlandcreekpress [dot] com, on or before April 22, using the subject line EARTH DAY, and you'll receive a copy of our Eco-Fiction Sampler, which features excerpts of six works of environmental fiction.

You'll also be entered to win a copy of one of these six eco-fiction titles -- we're giving away one environmentally friendly e-book and one paperback (printed on paper from Sustainable Forestry Initiative certified sourcing), so please mention your preference in your email.

When you enter the giveaway, you'll be added to our mailing list, from which you can unsubscribe at any time (and your info will never be shared).

For more about Ashland Creek Press, click here. For more about our environmental literature, click here.

Happy Earth Day!

April 9, 2013

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep

 The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
 But I have promises to keep,
 And miles to go before I sleep,
 And miles to go before I sleep.

- Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

April 1, 2013

Got questions?

My publisher forwards me emails from reviewers and bloggers and I realized today that you -- that is, you the many millions of fine readers who happen upon this blog every day -- might also want to get in touch.

As a recluse I'm rather difficult to reach.  But if you use this form my publisher will forward along your email.

So if you have any questions, fire away...