Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The 7th of July

So I'm a little late with my patriotic tidings, but happy 4th everyone! Mine wasn't too spectacular just because I was working. It was pretty much like any other weekend except with more explosions. Since our grill was confiscated by the porch police (one guy sets his mini fence on fire in our complex so we ALL have to start obeying fire safety laws), Megan cooked up some burgers. Actually, they were better than what I would have grilled since she cooks 'em with the cheese on the inside!! It's the little things that make life so grand. Also, we learned that the dog is a little skittish when it comes to fireworks. Watching the pup scramble at the sound of every bottle rocket in between editing Skinners 3 made for an interesting weekend. And, by "interesting", I mean "only slightly better than the 3rd of July".

No complaints, though. Draft 3 is almost done and then it's off to Draft 4. Should I come up with cooler names for those? How about "Draft ALPHA, BETA and OMEGA". That makes it sound like a military campaign or one of those Andy Sidaris movies. Yeah!!!

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 Amazon.com, 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.