Idaho Librarians

Just got back from the Idaho Librarian conference in Soda Springs. Had a wonderful time. Got to meet a lot of great people. I just love librarians. Organizer Cindy Erickson was so very gracious. She even promised to take my wife and girls huckleberry hunting. Not only does she reference books, she references the sweet

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Tomorrow’s ILA keynote speech time and location update

Just wanted to update anyone planning on attending my keynote at the Idaho Library Association conference in Soda Springs–I had the wrong location and time. The correct location and time are below. See you there. Keynote Speech Southeast & Eastern Idaho Library Association Conference DATE AND TIME Friday, April 30th, 10 AM LOCATION Tigert Middle

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Yea! SERVANT wins Whitney Award

I’m totally blown away. No way. NO FREAKING WAY. No way. Servant of a Dark God just won the Whitney award for speculative fiction. Look who the others were in the category–three New York Times best sellers and a book that had something like 11 or 12 printings in Europe before coming to the US. Holy crap.

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John’s appearance at American Fork writing conference cancelled

Folks, just wanted to update any who might be planning on attending my sessions at the American Fork Arts Council writing conference. I’ve had to cancel. There’s been a death in the family. My brother-in-law’s three week old son died yesterday. His name was Landry. I’ll be at the funeral up in Cokeville, Wyoming on

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Brain Nazis and Feeling Good by David D. Burns, M.D.

Have You Got a Brain Nazi? If you’re conscious, you’re monitoring your environment. You have to. It’s how you survive. This is not something you can turn off. It’s just one of those systems that runs automatically, like your liver. You’re always appraising the situation. And as soon as you encounter something that’s likely to

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Join John on K-TALK radio, AM 630 – This Saturday 9 PM MTN

Sector 5 is a new radio program on K-TALK radio, AM 630. It’s hosted by Dickie Shannon, a long-time DJ, and is all about science fiction, fantasy, aliens, paranormal–the weird, fantastic, and inexplicable. Dickie says it’s Garrison Keillor meets Art Bell. We’re going to talk about my book, writing, and weird crap. He takes callers. So be ready to

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Other Movies I Enjoyed: 2000 – 2009

Other Movies I Enjoyed: 2000 – 2009 Don’t have time to provide the logline and comments for each. But those with an * are movies I especially enjoyed. 2009 Avatar: except for all the moments when I thought the characters were going to break out in Pocohantas songs–“haaave yooooou ever heard the wolf cryyyyyy to the bluuuuuue cooooorn

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