“The book American Gods wishes it was.” --Despina Durand

Saturday, August 28, 2010


I haven't gotten much blogging done this month. That's because too much is happening. I'm overwhelmed while all kinds of apocalyptic events explode around me. I haven't had to deal with massive oil leaks, floods, or decapitations, but my dayjob at the Bookstore of Doom, the disintegration of publishing as we know it, and cars going dead in the Arizona heat, have disrupted my sleep-cycle and left me with little time to write and draw and all that nice stuff.

And the really bizarre thing is, the other half of my problem is that opportunities for writing are coming at me like piranha to fresh meat. Yeah, I know a lot of you wish you had those kind of problems, but what it comes down to is how many hours are there in a day, and how much energy I have to get it all done. After all I'm not a young and crazy as I used to be.

At least, I'm not as young as I used to be.

Still, I can't help it, I trudge on.

So keep checking in here, in between getting several short stories ready to appear in various venues, I'll be reporting about things fantastico and futuristrico, and/or Arizona for La Bloga (I'll link 'em directly into Mondo Ernesto), and continuing with usual explorations of whateverthehell weirdness catches my fancy.

Now, I guess I better get back to work . . .

Monday, August 16, 2010


Part Two Rudy Garcia's interview with me is online at La Bloga. In it I reveal the inside story about what the hell happened to my fabulous career, the influence of drugs on my work, how women react to my masculine heroes, and other things that I'll probably live to regret admitting, but -- why not? -- anything to amuse my fans!

Rudy also wants to know what people think of his interviewing style, so be sure to bombard him with comments.

La Bloga is also holding a contest, the winner of which will receive an autographed copy of my dangerous, mind-altering novel High Aztech. So enter early and often! And do not drive motored vehicles or operate heavy machinery under the influence of this book.

The last few week of this apocalyptic summer have had me distracted, but I will be back here at Mondo Ernesto with our regularly scheduled deprogramming, soon . . .

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Part One of an interview (or charla) with me in on La Bloga. It's got interesting background on my past, my novels, plus art and photos! And a chance to win a free autographed copy of High Aztech or Cortez on Jupiter. And it's only Part One . . .

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


My story "Radiation is Groovy, Kill the Pigs" has been accepted by Rick Novy for the upcoming anthology, 2020 Visions. Yes, the story is as wild and crazy as the title implies, and features Victor Theremin, radioactive marijuana, and mayhem along the U.S./Mexican border.

My wife, Emily will also have a story, "If the Sun's at Five O'Clock, It Must be Yellow Daisies" in 2020 Visions.

Future Mondo Ernesto postings will have updates and details.