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Jul 25, 2014

So... I was a guest at Megacon in Orlando back in February 2006, I think, and I was given table space to promote my book and panel discussion. I was situated between an independent comic book artist, Keith Knight, creator of Knight Seeker, and an animator-slash-entrepreneur, Mark Simon. Both guys were...


Jul 21, 2014

I cannot tell a lie – or at least not too many – I let my Rolling Stone magazine subscription end around the same time my Playboy magazine subscription expired about a decade ago. My hearing took a beating over the years – probably not helped by my own stint as a rock music critic in the 1980s and standing...


Jul 6, 2014

If you’re going to write a book about the Rolling Stones at this point in their history, you damn well better have something unique to say. Because if you search “The Rolling Stones” on Amazon.com under “Books,” it brings back – I’m not kidding – 17,812 results. There are many duplicates, of course, and...


Jul 2, 2014

(AUGUST 2015 UPDATE: Filmmaker Ron Howard has purchased the film rights to Black Chalk.) "Black Chalk" is an odd novel.

For example, it took more than sixty pages just to figure out who the narrator is.

And more than halfway through the story, you still won’t know why it’s called “Black Chalk.”

CHRISTOPHER J....