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Welcome to the fondue party, fellow mavericks.

So I’ve had a lot going on.

Dealt with an ear problem (after weeks of misery, I made an appointment to see my doctor). The combination of narrow, twisted ear canals and eczema is no joke. But the situation is much better now.

I did celebrate my 49th birthday splendidly, though. And took self-portraits to mark the occasion. I wore the disco dress.

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Genderqueer, baby.

I’ve been very busy with my Patreon. Membership is steadily growing, which makes me intensely happy. Patreon has contributed to my life like nothing else since I began writing and independently publishing my work. I’m profoundly grateful to my Patreon members who make me feel like a million bucks and fill my creative tank to overflowing.

I’m creating zines and drawing again (messy drawings, which is new for me, but it feels good); if you’d like access to my zines, exclusive blog posts, and special editions of my books, become a member.

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(detail of the photograph included in issue #1 of my zine, Stay Home Vagabond, in which I magnify and revel in my humanity)

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I was also interviewed by the fabulous and lovely Lauren Hippenstiel; the interview is available on her blog, iamasatanistand.com. You can read it here, and while you’re at it, take a look at her fantastic review of Rascal: A Manifesto (buy your copy today and review it on amazon.com).

Right now, I’m working on Wolfgang Booklet Two, and Masterful: Severus Snape, a Jar of Cockroaches, and Me. I’ll be doing a photo session for the author portrait that’ll go on the back cover of the latter very soon. Watch out! It’s going to sizzle.

Masterful is a phenomenally cathartic book. Writing it is so satisfying.

Here’s a “speak your mind” tea cup and saucer crafted by Miss Havisham’s Curiosities that captures the spirit of said book:

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No, I don’t put up with crap anymore. It’s healthy; I recommend it.

A couple of months ago or so, I had fun taking more Mozart portraits. I got a red velvet coat and snapped away (at some point in the coming months, I’ll be doing this with the red 18h century style Mozart costume).

Note: my Wolfgang story is going to be so wild. And semi-autobiographical in a totally fantastic sense.

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Mozart upon waking, velvet coat in strategic disarray. I’m cheeky these days. I’m sure Wolfgang would appreciate. Leck mich im Arsch, rawr.

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Let me tell you, life is good right now. I’m so much happier than I’ve ever been. And I’m taking excellent care of myself.

I’m really enjoying my violin classes, by the way. I’m currently learning (or should I say re-learning) Bach’s Minuet No. 2.

More photos soon! Green polyester shirt, opened Snape coat, a mass of silver bling.

Say cheese.

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portraits and reviews

Kind readers,

the other day, I took some new author photos… Including ink photos.

My name is Logospilgrim, and I write books 😉 Also, I love ties and tattoos.

“Personne n’a de comptes à me rendre,

et je n’ai de comptes à rendre à personne.”

~ Capitaine Albator

Allow me to share some recent reviews of There’s a Hula Girl on my Dashboard:

I’m extremely grateful for all the kind words people have shared about the book. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, everyone! I couldn’t do it without you.

Today, Sean McGuire, a.k.a. @GodlessPoutine, posted a wonderful review of Hula Girl on his blog, My Secret Atheist Blog. I couldn’t help but gasp when I saw the link on my Twitter feed this morning.

To read the review, please go here: http://www.mysecretatheistblog.com/2015/06/theres-hula-girl-on-my-dashboard-how-i.html

Thank you so much, Sean, for your kindness and support. It means more than I can say.

Many more interesting and exciting things to come this summer! So much so I think I need to rest right now 😉

Your devoted
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor

celebrations

Kind readers,

MISTI-Con 2015 is getting very close… Only twenty-three days left until I head for New Hampshire.

The support I’ve received for my most recent book, There’s a Hula Girl on my Dashboard, has been going straight to my heart.

Here’s a sample:

I put so much of myself in this book… It means a lot to know that people have been enjoying it, or been encouraged or inspired by it in one way or other.

I’ll be signing copies of it in the Big Tent on Saturday, May 23th, during MISTI. I’ll also be bringing copies of The Severus Snape Paradism, and of Outlaw in the Land of Perfection.

Speaking of the latter, I will be cosplaying Reverend Silverheart for the Costume Showcase, which will take place late Friday afternoon during MISTI. Lovely fellow author C.A. Allen will be cosplaying Heaven with me… So get ready! We’re going to embody Silverheart and Heaven.

Appropriately enough, I saw this on Ello yesterday:

I am androgynous, genderfluid, non-binary, genderqueer. I am a bi-romantic asexual. I’ll be celebrating all of this when I cosplay Silverheart.

It looks like spring will be starting in earnest, at last, this week. This is extremely encouraging. I was beginning to think I’d never be warm again.

Apart from this blog, you can find me on Twitter, Ello, and Livejournal (what’s left of it, that is). I tried Tumblr again, but I simply don’t understand that platform. I love and need to interact with loved ones; on Tumblr, this is next to impossible. It makes me sad… So what’s the point?

Actually, I’ll probably become more active here on this blog.

I’m really looking forward to seeing many dear friends again at MISTI. I’ve missed them greatly.

Your devoted
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor