Ground Effect (Kabrakan/Antithesis Day 745)

Spring is here! Spring is here! Tom Lehrer’s singing of skittles and beer! Okay, so it’s not springtime yet, but the last few days have seen some remarkably spring-y weather, which is a fantastic mood-lifter here in the Pacific Northwest. I’m now deep into recording the audiobook for the soon-to-be-released… Continue reading

New Posts on the Nanocast

Updating after a woefully long absence… NaNoWriMo Every Month, the daily podcast about leveling up from a hobbyist to a pro fiction writer, has taken on a life of its own. After two months and change, it’s still going, with daily updates that I drop in blocks as people send… Continue reading

The Next Ten Thousand Hours, Episode 7

This week on The Next Ten Thousand Hours, Kitty flies solo! Within you will find: Kitty talks about sanity & solitude. Reading: Excerpt from Suave Rob’s Double-X Derring-Do, read by Dave Robison Kitty’s Corner: Holidays According to Kitty And remember, the Dark Justice crime bundle (featuring And Then She Was… Continue reading

Dark Justice Audio!

The Dark Justice storybundle (which you can find by clicking on the link, or the banner at the top of this page, or the image at the bottom of this post) is entering the home stretch, and we’re still trying to spread the word. If you have a podcast, a… Continue reading


This is the final post in a series about how my recent search for the perfect pup perpetuted an intellectual penetration into the hidden and varied economics of the marketplace for dogs and puppies in the different regions of the west coast. If you’re joining this series in progress, you… Continue reading

Crudrat and A Carriger Quartet

Many of you supported me in a kickstarter a while back to create a full-cast audiobook of Gail Carriger’s excellent YA science fiction novel Crudrat and a quartet of her short stories. We got the usual crew on board–Danny Schade did the music, Tee Morris, Stephen H. Wilson, Philippa Ballantine,… Continue reading

Balticon Photo Session Booking

Since I am going to be at Balticon, with my camera kit in tow, I am available for photo bookings.   What I Can Do I can shoot: Groups Families Personal/couples portraits Professional headshots Pregnancy portraits Fantasy Art, Theatrical, Science Fiction/horror scenes (these requires nontrivial planning, expect an extended phone/email… Continue reading

Balticon Preorders

Hi, everyone! Dan is hard at work putting the finishing touches on Crudrat and prepping for Balticon. If you will be at Balticon, and would like a signed J. Daniel Sawyer book hand delivered to you, please order through our online store by 6:00 PM PDT, Wednesday, May 14 (we… Continue reading

Launchcast, ep 02

Download Subscribe Part two of the live call-in show we did for the launch of Down From Ten, in which we take your calls, talk about the craft of writing and podcasting, and argue about what makes for a good story. We also take more saucy calls from listeners. Continue reading

Down From Ten, ep 3

Download Subscribe And now, Episode 3. Bumper by Mark Smith of Buffy, Between The Lines. Story So Far by Philippa Ballantine. Continue reading