Sunday, August 31, 2014

More on Tan Suits

As I mentioned before, I thought media pundits should get a life when President Obama wore a tan suit last week. Well, what follows is the letter I sent to the White House.

Dear Mr. President:

In light of the recent media frenzy about your tan suit, I thought I'd write and mention that I like your tan suit.  I also think you should give the media pundits more to do, as they clearly have no original thoughts of their own. Therefore, I challenge you to wear a checkered or plaid suit along with a bow tie to your next press briefing or news conference. If you would do that I would gladly give you $100 or make a donation in that amount to your favorite charity.


David Riley

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tan Suit

Well, President Obama held a news conference yesterday.  What caused an astonishing amount of commentary from the media outlets was his tan suit.  Don't these people have anything better to do?  I actually liked his new suit. I used to have one a lot like it.  The cleaners lost my suit.  I was so bummed.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Them Ebooks

Well, I finally  got the ebooks done for Seampunk Trails and Six Guns Straight From Hell 2.  It's not that they're that hard to do, but everything kind of converged on me at once. I was trying to get a story done by a deadline, which I missed. I hate missing a possible pro sale.  But, I got everything else done.  Now if a few thousand people would buy them. Fat chance.   

I don't have any more publishing projects for a while.  Maybe I can get some writing done in the next couple of months now.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

It's Finally Here!

Six Guns Straight From Hell 2 is finally here. Edited by yours truly, everyone can now order their copies from their favorite online retailer.  So, order a couple hundred today.

Friday, August 22, 2014


The 2015 calendars are starting to turn up.  It seems to me they could wait til after Halloween.  I used to always buy these really cool flying saucer calendars from the folks at Brown Trout.  Last year they had a cover for a flying saucer calendar, but the calendar itself never made it to market. I don't know why. They don't seem to be planning any more. I sure wish I could get a good quality calendar with flying saucers on it.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Steaming Along

Well, I got my schedule for Steampunk With A Twist Con coming up in September.  Some interesting stuff going on.  For those in the Colorado or Utah areas, this one is in Grand Junction. A link to their website is below.  I had my doubts about this when I was first invited, as they seemed rather disorganized. Well, it seems to be shaping up. I'm looking forward to it.

My own schedule is I'm hosting a reading for the contributors to Science Fiction Trails, Steampunk Trails & Six Guns Straight From Hell 2. All of these are products I've published.  Also, we're having a panel on my very favorite topic--The Great 1897 Airship.  I'm also sitting on panels about Victiorian versus western steam and getting past gatekeepers.  

Overall, they've got a lot of stuff going on, although they seem quite thin in terms of dealers attending, based on what's listed on their website.  Lodging is rather reasonable that time of year in Grand Junction. There are some really cheap deals to be had in the area if one doesn't want to stay at the official hotel.  The official site is only $59, so lodging shouldn't be an issue.  

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Okay, yesterday's post may have been a bit odd.  There was a skeleton and no explanation.  I was going to put up a bunch of skeletons and ask folks to pick which one they liked.  Well, something came up and I forgot to finish it.  I've been really busy the past few days.  So, I've deleted it and maybe we'll try it again later.