NPR asked me to write about a favorite book, and I chose Adam Rex’s The True Meaning of Smekday. That piece just came out on the NPR Web site–here it is. One note: This is in a section called Guilty Pleasures, but I do not feel the least bit guilty about Smekday. It’s brilliant. P.S. We…

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I believe I’ve mentioned before how much I love X-Files. And I’ve liked my share of vampires—Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood. But it’s surprised me a little that both in press interviews and in Q&A sessions on tour, the issue of my own belief in the paranormal has come up several times. Do I…

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The book tour is now wrapped up—we made our last stops,MemphisandOxford, last week. Ahhh. It’s nice to be home. Both stops were satisfying, though, with the added benefits of excellent food and a visit to Faulkner’s home inOxford.  Twice now, I’ve had people tell me their own stories of death and loss at book-signings. One…

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Hoping to get in a little site maintenance at the end of the week, but here’s the review from USA Today from last week. Sometime soon I’m going to explain about ghosts talking in 21st century English.

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Now we’re back home from, Woodstock, Ga., (where six-month-old babies are extremely popular), Asheville, Charlotte, and Atlanta. Whew. All that’s left are Memphis and Oxford this week. Just for fun, let me see if I can name all the food we ate and drank in Asheville, which is a rockin’  town, especially for food: sweet…

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