Grayish-green Saturday WOO!


I promise, I won’t do this three times in a row.

Black Friday wasn’t much of a thing, really– the usual Friday crew said that there really wasn’t a whole lot of reason for all of us to be there as it wasn’t much different from a usual Friday, and my personal sales were mediocre.  Today went a lot better, actually, over two times as much, helped along by a guy who dropped five grand in cash on the desk in front of me after picking out his furniture.  Five grand in cash is a lot of cash, folks!  Sunday is usually my best day of the week, so I’ve got a good chance to have a pretty good week, but not, like, “massive crowds/best day of the year” good.  Just, like, “Man, November’s going well for me” good.

This is normally the spot where I’d talk about some aspect of my life other than my boring (to others, at least I assume) job, but I’ve spent 23 hours at work since 8 AM Friday morning and I am a bit tired.  So I’mma go to bed and read now and try to be more interesting tomorrow.  Meanwhile, if you’re looking for something to spend money on, can I interest you in my books?  They’re available, exciting, and inexpensive!

Black Friday WOO!


Okay, furniture sales is probably– probably– not going to be Ground Zero of the retail zombie apocalypse, but still.  It’s gonna be a twelve hour day (only one longer than normal, if we ignore the fact that I’m not supposed to be at work on Friday in the first place) and I’m probably gonna be too tired to post when I get home.  And then I get to do it again on Saturday!  Whee!

Be nice to retail employees today, is what I’m saying.  And shop at places where the employees are more likely to either own the store or related to the owners, as those folks are likely to be a lot happier to be at work than most of the rest of us.


Come see me tomorrow at @StarbaseIndy!

I should be packing right now; I’m spending the next three days at the Wyndham Indianapolis West in, uh, Indianapolis at the Starbase Indy science fiction/ Star Trek convention.  I will, hopefully, both have a really good time and sell an insane number of books.


It goes without saying that I think if you’re in Indianapolis or within reasonable driving range that you should come see me.  At least, it should go without saying, even though technically I just said it twice.

“But, Luther!” you cry.  “Who shall post roughly every four to five hours while you are awake?  How could we go a weekend without you? Isn’t it true that it’s been a year since you missed a day?”

First of all, no, not quite; the last time I missed a day was December 23, 2014.  So it’s been almost a year.  Second, as of right now my next six posts are set up, taking care of the blog through Monday morning.  You’ve got two from me (well, one’s a Station Identification) and four guest posts coming from four very capable writers, at least one of which genuinely deserves to go even more viral than the Syria post (35,456 hits and counting) did.  You’ll know it when you see it.  There’s also an announcement coming Monday morning!  Your hint is that it’ll be on Cyber Monday.  Let your brain run wild.

Anyway.  Don’t spend too much money in the big boxes this weekend, kids.  The sales aren’t that good anyway.  Support local and independent retailers and all that.  And come see me!

Last day for the sale!

Remember, both of my books are cheaper than usual at Amazon, or if you’re partial to Smashwords you can have Benevolence Archives for free or Skylights for literally any amount you care to pay.  Check ’em out!

SKYLIGHTS gets a well-timed new #review

…and once again, I’m finding that my four-star reviewers tend to seem like they liked the book more than my five-star reviews.  Have I mentioned Skylights is on sale?  Check out the review and the book here.