stories in store
My production calendar is booked through 2025, people. Check out what’s coming next below, and see my most recent Twitter updates below that. (Okay, they’re more rambling thoughts than updates, but buried deeply within one of them, you may discover a profound insight. Or not. What do you want from me? It’s free.)
Coming December 2023: J. J. Walsh’s first foray into RPG Lit, with a distinctive twist. It’s a mash-up of video games, comic books, and emotional baggage. Prepare for special attack: Grandpa’s Backhand! Check out the work in progress at Royal Road, starting in May!
Coming June 2024: The hotly anticipated follow-up to Supersize Island is in fact a lead-up. Yes, it’s an epic prequel introducing the heroine destined to tie up all of Augie Brunthouse’s loose ends: Riley Bridges. Check out the work in progress at Royal Road, starting in May!
BRIDGES & BRUNTHOUSE IN SPACE
Coming 2025: Augie Brunthouse makes his return, joining Riley Bridges for a date in space. Think space opera, but without the opera crap.
Live from Twits-ville
I want to be wealthy enough to leave notes for the house-sitter like: "Please don't let the leopard use the pool floats. He punctures them and then gets depressed."
I would like to be twenty again. Then I could dunk a basketball again. And also scoop the dog food out of the bag without a sudden shooting backpain that hobbles me for a week.
Spent about four months trying to decide between option A and option B for my new book cover. Finally committed to option A, absolutely, positively, without a doubt. Except B is obviously the way to go.
I saw a guy in a Porsche today and asked myself, “If I were going to drive a status symbol around town, what would I pick?” I settled on woolly mammoth.
Asked ChatGPT to write a speech announcing it’s running for president. It refused. So far, so good.
I find Siri is less and less responsive to my requests every day. Does that mean she’s getting dumber, or smarter?
Anybody else confused when grocery cashiers ask if you want a single or a double bag? I mean who’s the expert here? Cardiologists don’t ask patients if they want a single or a double bypass. And don’t tell me those two things aren’t the same because we both know they are.
Visited Alcatraz with my kids. I asked my 9-year-old if he'd break me out if I was locked up there. He said, "Only if you were innocent." So on the one hand, I'm doing a good job imparting strong values. But on the other, if I mess up the big heist I'm planning, I’m screwed.
Into comics? Sci-fi? Both? Check out my novel The Chowderhead Crusades. PDX Book Review calls it “The comic book nerd’s Ready Player One,” the audiobook is read by Patton Oswalt, and some proceeds go to @AliceWillHelp! Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Audible!
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When people post that they aren’t enjoying Marvel shows and movies for years but are also clearly still watching them.