In Memoriam: E.L. Konigsburg, Author of FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER

I’ve several deadlines pressing on me, but wanted to take time out for a brief tribute to children’s book author E.L. Konigsburg, who just passed away at age 83.  That’s a good run. Konigsburg is best known for her 1967 Newbery Medal winner FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER, about two kids …

Collection of Published Articles for 2013, Pt.1

UPDATED: This is going to be a repository for links to my published stuff for a bit. I haven’t been posting about toys because I got a paying gig blogging about them for MTV Geek!  Here’s my first few posts: Power Lords Return Django Unchained Toys Pulled from Shelves Django Unchained Toys Now Banned on …

Things I Did in 2012 That Which Were Cool

Here are some things I wrote and things I did in 2012 that I thought were kind of cool and possibly of interest to people In January, I wrote some more offbeat pieces, such as an interview with literary novelist Michael Malone about his time writing the daytime soap ONE LIFE TO LIVE as that …

From Election Day: Neil Gaiman, Ed Brubaker and More Pick the President

From Newsarama: I provided readers with our pick for US President  and even got the candidate endorsed by Ed Brubaker and Neil Gaiman!  Who did we pick? The answer…WILL SHOCK  YOU!

Cynthia Leitich Smith and Ming Doyle on TANTALIZED

It’s time for a different take on Young Adult werewolves with Tantalize: Kieren’s Story, a new graphic novel from Candlewick Press that shows a YA favorite from a different point of view.  Author Cynthia Leitich Smith retells her own novel from an all-new perspective, teamed with artist Ming Doyle, who’s making her graphic novel debut …

Haiti People Finder Facebook Application

January 28, 2010 NC State Alumnus Uses Social Media to Track Haiti Quake Survivors The massive earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th devastated the country, leading to an estimated 150,000 deaths.  Now, an NC State alumnus and Haiti native has employed his talents to help people get in touch with friends and loved ones …

Harry Perros at NC State University

CSC News December 08, 2009 Perros Honored as IEEE Fellow for Achievements in Networking Since 1982, Harry Perros has been a major part of the Department of Computer Science at NC State University.  Now, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has honored him by voting him an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to …