Soooooo, I am having a really interesting and rewarding summer, but the summer semester will come to an end before the end of the month! It is time to get my ducks in a row for the Fall semester, and I have a veritable flock. I will be teaching two sections of Theatre Appreciation at LSC- Atascocita Center, and SanJac Central has engaged my services once again as their visiting professor of Musical Theatre and the music director for their production of Little Shop of Horrors. Also, I’m slated to be involved in LanFour Productions‘ production of Happy Hour, though I’m not clear about in what capacity. Aaaaaaaaaaand, of course, I am still performing for Mad Science of Houston on a fairly regular basis. Incidentally, I have parted ways with Starbucks/Kroger (on good terms, of course), which is a very good thing because it doesn’t make much sense to have more than four jobs in any given semester. Between the jobs and the royalties from the three books, I expect I’ll do pretty well for myself, all told. If I neglect to sleep or go out with friends, I might even get another book out on the market. I am officially living the dream! I will, of course, keep the internet world posted. Have a great rest of the summer, everyone! If you can, I highly recommend you hit the beach at least one more time before the regular school year descends. – E.G.D.
Ooooooh yes, precious. Curse is finally out in the world after copy-editing struggles of truly epic proportions, the likes of which I shall not relate at this time, because you’ll probably all wind up vexed at me for not getting to the real point. Which is, of course, Curse! Likely the (from a technical standpoint) best book I have ever written, and certainly among the longest, Curse is now available in paperback from Woven Weird through the link in this image:
It’s also on Amazon and the like, of course. I hope you all enjoy it! -E.G.D.
Well, many of you know I was at all four days of Comicpalooza! this year, and I was in costume all four days. I had a good deal of fun, helped a friend sell enough stuff for her to more than break even on her trip here from Rhode Island, and I confused a great many people because the costumes I wore the first three days were not specific to any particular comic book. My favorite of the three was a remix of last year’s Ren Fest dragonrider costume. When people asked what I was supposed to be, I replied “Prepared,” but really, I was a time traveler who wasn’t entirely sure when I’d landed. “Um… anybody seen a newspaper around here?” I thought it would be fun to share:
Tada! I really enjoyed wearing this all day, largely because it was really quite comfortable, and the satchel had lots of space for comic-related schwag. Three cheers for pulling from costume storage (an age-old theatrical tradition). -E.G.D.
As I mentioned previously, I have a poem in this anthology, and I think anyone who enjoys my dark fantasy genre work will probably love everything else in here, as well:
When all else fails, use a Hamlet quote! Moving on, though, it is very nearly May, and I am pleased to announce that Trafficking in Magic/Magicking in Traffic, in which my poem “Roadseller’s Trade” is being published, is finally being released for public consumption. In May, that is. I will be posting links as soon as they exist. In honor of this event, I am scrambling to get a couple of my novels back into print because they are in very much the same ilk as the poem, and I expect anyone who enjoys the poem will enjoy the books. Sooooo, I’m up to my eyebrows in literature-I-wrote-a-long-time-ago and the glories of last minute copy editing and formatting. It’s not that I haven’t been preparing to get these back into print, it’s that I am the sort of person who will nitpick until the picks nit and the nits pick back. So, I suppose my point is that when all is said and done, I have written millions of words in my relatively short life, and I am really looking forward to some of them winding up in the hands of people who have never met me, and I am at a point where I figure it’s time to just let go and get these books out there. Stay tuned, folks! May is on the event horizon, and so are the public releases of “Roadseller’s Trade,” Kinlea Keeper, and Curse. Wooosh! -E.G.D.
Guess what’s opening next Wednesday? The truly fabulous, awesome, wonderful production of Young Frankenstein the Musical at San Jacinto College Central in Pasadena, TX! For this one, I am the music director, and I can personally guarantee that anyone who comes to this show will have a great deal of fun. The shows are Feb. 19,20,21,and 22 at 7:30 and Feb 23 at 2:30… granted, you’ll want to be there at least a half an hour early to get your tickets and get settled. The price is $15 for general admission, and I’ve been told the proceeds go to fund student scholarships. Cool, huh? A great show and for a good cause. Come on down and be prepared to laugh out loud and leave the theatre humming some truly ridiculous and awesome tunes. Woohoo! Mel Brooks + Musical = Greater Than the Sum of It’s Parts. Trust me on this. -E.G.D.