My Writing Process Blog Tour

Sara Lippmann’s Doll Palace due out in September!I’m it! I’ve beentagged by writer Sara Lippmann, whose collection of short stories Doll Palace is coming out in September this year! Sarais also aco-host ofThe Sunday Salon in NYC,founded by Nita Noveno. Sara Lippmann rocks. Here are my answers to the Writing Process Blog Tour questionnaire–whichI’ll be […]

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My Year in Writing — 2012

Christopher Allen, good in hoodsTwenty Twelve has been an odd year for writing. Let me just say this right up front: Odd. Year. My physical worries got in the way, the applecart of my daily routine was upset by changes in my day job, and at least 10 other lame excuses prevented me from writing. […]

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100,000 Hits and Counting! Thank you!

_____________________________________________________________________________ A few years ago I started this blog for two reasons: 1) Mel Bosworth told me I had to and 2) my mother told me I had to. You might say I’m the kind of guy who does what he’s told. I was in a writers’ group with Mel when we all decided to […]

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How I Travel, Let Me Count the Ways

The Badlands (not Lyon)My partner is lounging on the sofa in the living room. Every two or three minutes he yells, “Come’ere! Chris!” He wants me to see pictures of Lyon and its Festival of Lights, which we will be seeing in the flesh–if cities have flesh, and I think they do–tonight at around 7pm. […]

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CRAY CRAY CYBER MONDAY

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) For Cyber Monday I have slashed the price of Conversations with S. Teri O’Type to 9.84 dollars, 6.18 pounds or 7.67 euros. That’s almost 5 dollars off the book. That’s crazy, I know. It’s cyber madness!! But […]

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How thankful am I?

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) ___________________________________ Over the last few months, I’ve been depressed. No, no, no. Don’t feel sorry for me. I’m still as adorable as ever . . . just with a pouty face and a blank stare into the […]

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The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing Chain Gang! _______________________________________ What is the working title of your book? Conversations with S. Teri O’Type (a Satire) Where did the idea come from for the book? One day the characters of S. Teri O’Type and his hapless protégé, Curt Child, were simply there in my head having conversations about how […]

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Lots and Lots and Lots of Stuff!

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) It seems like the last few weeks have been stuffed with stuff coming out, so I thought I’d take a few minutes and update you on, well, stuff. Yesterday, my story “The Shop Between the Prophets and […]

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Conversations with S. Teri O’Type — Blog Tour

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page.) Hello, adorable IMBO readers. In the coming weeks I’m going to be blabbering on and on about a book I’ve just published. Please bear with me–and stay with me. I’ll still be posting about my travels. And I’ll still be posting interviews […]

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Hiking In South Tyrol — Day 6

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) _________________________________________ It’s day six. We have the same goal as yesterday. Well, it’s sort of the same goal. Today there will be a party at the top of the mountain. Today we have a GOAL. We take […]

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