Monday, July 21, 2008

It's not easy being pale

Yet another reason to hate summer: unsolicited sunburns.

Yeah, it's summer and that means it's hot. Sure, the sun's out and it's bright and all that. Still, most people who hang out at the beach or lay out on their porch or actually go outside know the risk of getting a sunburn. To some degree, they're signing up for it. Some of us do our best to stay inside where it's cool and not so damn bright all the time. We don't exactly avoid the sun but we who am I kidding? We DO avoid the sun because the sun is hot and bright and it burns us. Oh, how it BURNS!!!!

I was just minding my own business, driving to St. Louis and my arm got sunburned! I had the window down, but is that such a crime? Not only do I get the peeling and itching and all that garbage, but it's only on one freaking arm! It's not like I get a rosy face or a deep tan. I get a flaky trucker's tan and I hate it! I hate summer and it obviously hates me!!

Other than that, things are just fine.

This is what happens without editors

I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

Free Stuff

Here's how it goes. As usual, I've got my truckload of promo covers from EOS Books. I'll be going to some conventions, so I hope to see you there and I'll gladly sign your books. If you can't make it to a con, just email me your name, address and any inscription so I can send you a signed cover.

BONUS ---> If you would be so kind as to write up a review for any or all Skinners books and publish it on a site like, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or any other major review site, I can send you something extra. I made up some bookmarks (which I'll sign) and I've even put together some Shimmy's VIP passes (which I'll also sign). Can't guarantee the passes will get you into a real strip club, but I think they look pretty cool. Send me a link to your review along with your name, address and inscription, and I'll get these out to you as well.