Note from the curator

I've had no time to post anything recently, and that'll likely continue until the end of this month. The problem is that a British version of my second book, Hippo Eats Dwarf, will be coming out this year, but it'll be a significantly revised version. I have to get the manuscript to the publisher by February 1, and I still have a lot of work left to do on it. The next two weeks are going to be busy.

When I have to choose between blogging and doing something that actually makes some money, the money, in the short term, usually wins. In the long term, of course, my non-commercial instincts always kick in sooner or later, and I return to my poverty-making pursuits.


Posted on Mon Jan 12, 2009


How DARE you do something that feeds your family when hundreds--nay, THOUSANDS--of us clamor for free entertainment from you?

[shakes head sadly] I just don't know you anymore, Alex.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Tue Jan 13, 2009  at  01:32 AM
It's okay Alex. I forgive you.
Posted by AqueousBoy  on  Tue Jan 13, 2009  at  11:10 AM
ohh, any idea of the rough release date so i can keep an eye out for it?
Posted by Jake  on  Tue Jan 13, 2009  at  11:44 AM
And we also expect a thorough side-by-side analysis of the differences between the U.S. and U.K. editions... when you retire, maybe. 😊
Posted by Donna  on  Tue Jan 13, 2009  at  12:39 PM
Jake -- it should be released in August.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Tue Jan 13, 2009  at  02:26 PM
Maybe CMG (nods head slyly) could pick up a bit of the slack in the meantime,,,,,, not a bad pinch hitter, if memory serves...
Posted by Canadarm  on  Tue Jan 13, 2009  at  07:24 PM
Except for the embedded url fiascos...
Posted by HTML  on  Tue Jan 13, 2009  at  10:53 PM
Translating a book from American to British sounds like it may be a hoax. But, hurry back.
Posted by IamJustSayin  on  Wed Jan 14, 2009  at  12:07 PM
In the spirit of our outgoing president, I embrace my embedded URL "fiascos."
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Thu Jan 15, 2009  at  01:53 AM
Kidding aside, that screw-up's been bugging me since it happened.

Turns out it was a "curly quotation mark vs. straight quotation mark" thing. Stupid HTML.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Thu Jan 15, 2009  at  06:20 PM
In the words of Maxwell Smart:
"The old "curly quotation mark vs. straight quotation mark" trick... that's the second time I've fallen for that this month" 😉
Posted by Joel B1  on  Fri Jan 16, 2009  at  12:46 AM
I was just saying that over my shoe phone earlier today.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Fri Jan 16, 2009  at  01:35 AM
I will be happy to provide a side-by-side analysis of the the American versus the British versions of the book... if someone would send me a copy of the British version when it comes out. 😊
Posted by Tru  on  Sun Feb 15, 2009  at  08:05 PM
Tru, I'll be happy to provide you with the British-ised version... if someone will provide me the round-trip airfare to fly over there and pick up a copy when it comes out. 😉
Posted by Donna  on  Mon Feb 16, 2009  at  10:01 AM
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