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This is awards season. And like most of us, I get really into awards season. I like it all — the competition, the drama, the unapologetic self-promotion, the lethal robot behavior… Oh, you thought I was talking about Hollywood? No. […]

I’m no investigative journalist, but I’ve got skills, and Twitter, and email, and every once in awhile I can come up with a pretty sweet scoop. Which I have done today: I’ve identified the kid on the cover of O […]

And here’s the cover art of my next book, from Zondervan. It releases officially in May 2010. Answers to unasked questions: 1. Yes, he has bandages on his nipples. 2. No, I don’t know why. But I assume Christian bookstores […]

Along with some great friends, my wife and I traveled to Norman, Oklahoma, this weekend to catch U2’s 360° tour. As a long-time U2 fan — I still have my original Joshua Tree cassette! — I was particularly pumped for […]

This weekend was a busy but fun one for me. I don’t normally include a lot of personal activities on here that aren’t related to my writing, but thought this would be a good opportunity to pull back the curtain […]

A couple weeks back, with our 5-Sentence Scary Story Contest, we indirectly explored the power of voice when it comes to writing. As a writer, “voice” is important. I use it all the time, whether it’s in writing my Pocket […]

I’ve been told that people will stop reading your blog if you don’t post to it regularly. So here I am with my first post since last Thursday, when I promised to give you a recap of my trip to […]

One of the fun and interesting things about publishing books like Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse and Pocket Guide to the Bible is that, once you write a book on a certain subject, people think you’re an expert on that […]

As a dad, a lover of kids’ books, and a fan of Spike Jonze, I’m pretty excited about this movie. Who’s with me?

I didn’t plan to, but I ended up live-tweeting the inauguration. Thought I’d post the feed here because I didn’t really plan anything else for today, blog-wise. Anything I have to say would be no different from most other people […]

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