Back from trip to Italy

Vicki and I went to Italy Sept 18 through Oct 4.

Visited Roma, Firenze, Siena, and Cinque Terre.

First time ever & loved it!

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Santa Claus Conquers the Homophobes now available online…

SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE HOMOPHOBES is now available at all the usual suspects online.

Santa Claus and stepdaughter Wendy strive to remake the world in compassion and generosity, preventing one child's fated suicide by winning over his worst tormentors, then attempting, with the Easter Bunny's help, to eradicate homophobia worldwide in one magical night.

————————, print edition, Kindle edition
Barnes & Noble, both as a trade paperback and an eBook. The first five chapters can be read here. – wholesale order form for bookstores



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Just a quick note to tell you that yesterday’s mail contained the first copy of SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE HOMOPHOBES.

All’s well with it and I’ve told to proceed with the final steps for making it available online and through Ingram’s.

Stay tuned as it hits the streets.

It should be a matter of a few weeks!

Oh and here’s a link to the cover.


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Back cover text for Santa Claus Conquers the Homophobes

Folks, my new novel Santa Claus Conquers the Homophobes will be out in late August or early September as a trade paperback.

For those familiar with Santa Steps Out, this book is a sequel, but it isn’t necessary to have read the earlier book first.

To whet your appetite, here is the back cover text.


Santa Claus is back. And flying beside him is Wendy, his freshly minted stepdaughter, who can peer into the future of selected children and offer them glimpses of the wonders ahead.

But with that power come horrific visions of the turmoil and trouble the less fortunate among them seem destined to suffer.

Can Wendy and her stepfather prevent the suicide of Jamie Stratton in his teen years, as he grows up gay in a homophobic household and community? God the Father grants them three visits to Jamie’s tormentors, in hopes of bringing about a change of heart in them and eliminating their ingrained prejudices.

Beyond the challenge of rescuing one child lies the far more daunting task of expunging entirely this brand of bigotry from the human race, as Santa and Wendy seek to remake the world in compassion and generosity.

Along the way, they enlist the aid of the Easter Bunny, a highly persuasive fellow indeed.

But the Tooth Fairy and her loathsome imps are hell-bent on doing all they can to stop Santa and Wendy–nay, to *heighten* mortal fear and hatred against anyone whose orientation strays even the slightest from the norm.

In the end, Santa must make the ultimate sacrifice if he is to save humankind from complete chaos and self-destruction.

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Nice to be back, if back I am!

Yep, been away from blogging for a while.

Got Deadweight back into print from great POD publisher

Mulling political books & prepping a little for Pikes Peak Writers Conference.

Also on Facebook to communicate with my daughter in Switzerland.

And continuing the elusive pursuit of Argentine Tango.

Gotta run!

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Bullshit Titles

Just observing.

Interesting phenomenon, first On Bullshit, then Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, or maybe the order of publication was the reverse of that.

If you go here:

and type bullshit into the title field, then filter out the dupes from the 54 results and the safe "B.S." ones, you still get titles like:

The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit: An A to Z Lexicon of Empty, Enraging, and Just Plain Stupid Office Talk
Bullshit and Philosophy
Your Call Is Important to Us: The Truth About Bullshit
100 Bullshit Jobs…And How to Get Them
The Dictionary of Bullshit
Hello, Lied the Agent: And Other Bullshit You Hear as a Hollywood TV Writer


(1) Is horror, or any of the genres for that matter, ready for a title with Bullshit? (Don’t have one, just asking.)

(2) When will any of Carlin’s other 7 words tumble? (Actually on typing a few of them in, they’re already appearing in titles, even the least likely. I guess I’ve just noticed Bullshit on books of some prominence.)

(3) Does this spell the doom of Western Civ? (Oh right. Long ago doomed.)

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I’m now on a podcast, interviewed…!

Click HERE for info about Deadolescence:  A Tale of Love and Sacrifice, my new horror novel arriving in your in-box, once you sign up, in two-chapter installments once each week, gratis, beginning Halloween.

My thanks to Brian Matus and Damian Smith for interviewing me about Deadolescence and much more.  You can find the podcast here.  Look for Episode 18.

Robert Devereaux

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Happy birthday to me!

Click HERE for info about Deadolescence:  A Tale of Love and Sacrifice, my new horror novel arriving in your in-box, once you sign up, in two-chapter installments once each week, gratis, beginning Halloween.

Well here we are, arriving at sixty years of age, which still feels like thirty inside.

Life is grand indeed, the magnificent obsessions of the moment being music (always divine music); reading (far too much of it, though the mindless accumulation of books has slowed to a trickle); explorations of Tibetan Buddhism (mostly Pema Chodron these days and visits to the Shambhala Mountain Center; and above all Argentine Tango, as received from a number of teachers but most completely and most passionately from Brian Dunn and Deb Sclar at Dance of the Heart in Boulder, CO.

Our circle of friends and family is small and precious to us, and we’re glad to welcome Brian and Deb into that small circle.  Lovely people, the best of tango instructors, part of a lineage that goes to Luciana Valle and her teacher Gustavo Naveira.  They are seemingly tireless in embracing tango as an art form and a way of relating.  It inspires us to be around people living their passion, and that Brian and Deb do, as individuals and as a couple.  Marvelous!

So happy b’day to Bobby, aka bobdev, aka Robert Devereaux.

(And it’s time to put out the trash!)

Robert Devereaux

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A thanks to Lisa Morton…!

Click HERE for info about Deadolescence:  A Tale of Love and Sacrifice, my new horror novel arriving in your in-box, once you sign up, in two-chapter installments once each week, gratis, beginning Halloween.

Wonderful it is that Lisa Morton, my good friend from World Horror Convention days and a creator of film, plays, and award-winning fiction (Lisa recently won a Stoker in Short Fiction, no mean feat!), is treasurer of Horror Writers of America, which I’m in the process of re-joining.

For she went on Shocklines and spread the word about Deadolescence, starting a run on subscriptions.  Thank you, Lisa!

The 9-to-5 work day crooks its bony finger me-wards, else I’d linger longer.

Robert Devereaux

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FREEBIE: Deadolescence: A Tale of Love and Sacrifice

Yep, good ol’ Robert is back after long hiatus, with some grand news for those of you who’ve found merit in my previous work and/or who would like to sample something new.

That something new is Deadolescence: A Tale of Love and Sacrifice, a novel in 26 chapters that tells the story of a certain high school where things are going way awry.  High schools in the Demented States of America are built with secret passageways and are meant to be locked down during senior prom, where it’s accepted practice to slaughter one couple and tear off bits of their bodies as mementos of the prom.

But something’s gone amiss at Corundum High, where the unknown designated slasher is claiming a far higher body count than the normal two. 

Is it Futzy Buttweiler, the principal with a smoldering grudge against the system that once claimed his daughter? 

Is it school nurse Delia Gaskin, the butt of student pranks?

Or it is Gerber Waddell, the once-sociopathic head janitor whose lobotomy may not quite have done the trick?

And will Dex and Tweed, our love interest, survive the night that ought to have been their last?

Beginning Halloween 2007, each week for thirteen weeks, I’ll send you, gratis, two chapters of my latest horror novel, Deadolescence.  To try it out, just send an empty message here, or fill in the two boxes below and press Sign Me Up:


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