Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Brownies & Jedi

Last night was the signing in St. Louis. Thanks to everyone who showed up! There was an excellent turnout and even a few old friends that I haven't seen in a long time. Mainly, I was worried there was going to be a reading. The event was described as "Reading & Signing", but those usually just wind up being signings. That's fine with me, since readings often turn out to be me sitting in front of a bunch of chairs that are all empty except for Megan's. When I arrived, there was a bunch of chairs, but most of them filled up so the reading commenced. I'm not much of an orator, but I think I did pretty well. After that, most of the books stacked around me were sold and all was right with the world of that particular Borders.

This was very welcome, since it was the day before my birthday. That means TODAY is my birthday! I'm at an age where there are no real numerical landmarks left, apart from the ones that might freak me out for whatever reason. I'm not freaked out and the only landmark is that I needed to get a new driver's license. No biggie. Tomorrow, Megan, my mom and step-dad and I will go to see Star Wars in Concert. That should be awesome to hear the Star Wars theme performed by an orchestra with movie scenes playing on humongoid high def screens all over the place. I'm particularly looking forward to hearing "Duel of the Fates" (I think that's the name of it). It's the piece that was played during Obi-Wan's and Qui-Gon's duel with Darth Maul. Sa-weeeet!!!!

Time for cake. Actually, Mom made mint/chocolate brownies instead of a cake. How great is it to have a mom that pays attention? BROWNIES RULE!!!!!

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.