Thursday, July 3, 2008

November is SO FAR AWAY!!!!

I just got the sample covers for SKINNERS #1 and, as shown by the happy Ralphie face, they are good. DAMN good! I know it’s my own book, but I may not be as biased as you might expect. In fact, I’m sure most authors are very picky about every little thing where their printed babies are concerned. I’ve already talked about the cover earlier, but WOW. I even got the kind of material I wanted for the cover itself. You know, that paper that isn’t glossy and shiny but kind of rough? Well, that’s what I got and it’s awesome.

Ok, so I’m a little jazzed right now.

In other news, I’ve been playing Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. It’s not as finger-twistingly hard as GH 3 on Expert, but it’s still solid. Plenty of Aerosmith (obviously) and plenty of classic rock. Me likey. I’ve been feeling the urge to shoot some stuff, so I’ll probably drift into some FPS action. Maybe COD 4 or some Rainbow Six.

Fourth of July is tomorrow and I don’t really have any plans. Maybe a bar-b-q, but no traveling or anything like that. There’s work to do SKINNER related and otherwise, plus it’s not a great time for me to travel. Too expensive, too hot, not enough free time, blah blah blah. There’s a science fiction convention in town later this month, so that should be fun. I just like going to those things and they haven’t had many in the Omaha area for a while. It’s always good to go and just let the geek flag fly.

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.