As I was perusing Goodreads, I found a really nice review of Weird World War III on Papa Pat Rambles. He has a lot of great things to say about each and every story, and definitely put in the effort. I’m also very thankful that readers are enjoying this anthology.
Show him some love and visit his site when you have a chance.
Over the past two days, I got a chance to spend time in my happy place: the mountains–more specifically in Sequoia National Park. Below are some photos from my trip.
The biggest highlight of my trip was I nearly drove my rental car into a black bear. And I got a picture. Not a good one, mind you. But good enough for someone driving a car, taking a picture, and avoiding hitting a bear.
There Be Bears Here…
During a short hike, I stumbled upon this tuft of hair in an area often trafficked by black bears. I suspect it’s a tuft of bear fur, but it could also be human hair or from some other animal that was coughed up by a bear that had eaten it. At least, those are my theories.
Do you have any idea what it is?
I never ran into a bear that day. However, on my drive down the mountain on Halloween morning, a bear swaggered across the road right in front of my car. I was able to avoid hitting it and slow down just enough to get a very bad photo.
As I’ve noted in a prior post, I spent the last week on a writing-related trip to Lone Pine, California and various other locations in Central and Southern California. Along the way, I stopped at four Barnes & Noble bookstores in Bakersfield, Fresno, Modesto, and Concord to sign copies of Weird World War III.
I was able to find a total of three copies of the book in Bakersfield and Modesto, and sign them. In Fresno and Concord, the booksellers I spoke to told me that according to their system there was one copy in each store. However, when we tried to find them, the book was nowhere to be seen.
The bottom line is that if you’re anywhere near Bakersfield or Modesto, there is one signed copy of Weird World War III in Bakersfield and two in Modesto.