Category Archive: The Brain Ingredient

Aug 28 2015

The Life and Death of a Humble Zombie Reporter

Until this time last week, I was a 6-year employee of news site, a responsibility I took seriously, in my own way. I never had any journalistic training or ambitions, but in 2009, while working a job I couldn’t stand and writing an early draft of what became The Brain Ingredient, my craigslist job …

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Jul 23 2012

Notes for the Zombie Apocalypse… Presentation

I was asked to address a summer teen reading program for their zombie event earlier this month. Without a spiel prepared for “zombie awareness” public speaking engagements, I put together some notes, which I kept on my phone and referred to as I spoke. What I didn’t know going in was that the audience for …

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Mar 29 2012

No Pun Intended

Yesterday, I had someone tell me about the starter’s pistol they bought for an upcoming play, how it was expensive, but that it would make a good prop and a great sound effect when they set it off backstage. Then they were somehow offended when I told them that having it fire on stage would …

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Mar 03 2012

50% Off My Book Next Week

March 4-10 is “Read an Ebook Week,” and I’m making a special promotional offer on the electronic version of The Brain Ingredient. That means, starting at 12:01 tonight (pacific time), instead of 3 bucks, the whole thing is available to download — onto your kindle, your smart phone, or your computer — for the low, …

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Feb 14 2012

The Brain Ingredient On Sale Now

I said the book would be available for sale on Valentine’s Day. I set myself that deadline because I’m a perfectionist and a procrastinator, but eat your hearts out, haters. My book exists. Here’s a little excerpt to commemorate a holiday where it’s traditional to eat heart shaped things: Climbing over the twisted corpses, …

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