Friday, May 7, 2010

Will I emerge from the bubble?

With everything being so crazy (working on Skinners 4 & 5 while editing and doing other projects), I've put myself on a new schedule. One side effect is that I rarely leave home or see more than 1 or 2 people per day. I just realized one day that I didn't even use my normal speaking voice until well past 9pm. While that sounds nice and relaxing on paper, it does have its drawbacks.

First of all, there's the whole "crazy hermit" thing. Lord only knows what my neighbors thought of me before. Seeing me poke my head out to collect mail and scurry back in before the sunlight touches me doesn't help my image. Secondly, it becomes increasingly difficult to visit the outside world. Case in point: Iron Man 2. While I've pretty much given up the movie theater experience in favor of the less crowded, cheaper and all around more enjoyable one in my living room, Iron Man 2 is one of the few movies I don't want to wait for on DVD. And yet, there's a part of me that hesitates to leave my little bubble.

I should just suck it up and go out while I'm still coherent enough to know there's a potential problem, right? It'll be fun! Hey, it's IRON MAN!! That's what I'll do. Or maybe I'll just take a walk. Or, if that doesn't work out, I can turn on the Wii and take a virtual walk with my virtual dog. Maybe Iron Man will be playing somewhere in there. Or I could just wait for the DVD.

NO! Out I go!!!!

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.