Books for “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” print sponsors

I return from my literary forced death march writing class in Oregon to find this.

Which I have partially transformed into gifts for the folks who were kind enough to sponsor FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS.

I’m heading for the post office now, to relieve myself of the responsibility for these.

Mind you, one . . . → Read More: Books for “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” print sponsors

“FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” now available!

It’s been leaking out for a while, but now that you can get print and ebook, I guess I can say:

FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS is out!

The “advanced” is an important word. This is the toughest, most complicated book I’ve ever written.

Penguicon 2016 Lucas Track Schedule

While the folks at Penguicon reserve the right to change the schedule at any time, we’re close enough to the con that I’m comfortable releasing my talks and panel schedule. This is extracted from the official Penguicon descriptions. and schedule.

Friday, 30 29 April:

6 PM – Social Media for Writers (panelist) – Hamlin What . . . → Read More: Penguicon 2016 Lucas Track Schedule

“FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” sponsor check

(I wrote sponsors an email with this information earlier, but email is not exactly reliable, so I’m posting it here as well.)

The good news: the book is almost here!

I’m greatly touched by how many people offered their support. The least I can do is verify that I’m spelling your name correctly.

Here’s the . . . → Read More: “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” sponsor check

Book Bundles

It’s been a really busy month. FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems came out, as did my BSDNow interview about it. About a month ago I released my new crime novel, Butterfly Waltz Stomp. And the new Immortal Clay novel, Kipuka Blues, officially landed yesterday. I’d planned to blog about the novel release, but Wayne County decided . . . → Read More: Book Bundles

Interview with me at BSDNow

Kris and Allan of BSDNow interviewed me this week, about FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems.

Also about the Lucas Track (now up to ten events, I must be even nuttier than I thought!) at Penguicon, and about my new novels.

Also, how to intimidate Allan Jude into working harder. Always useful information.

Get the “Immortal Clay” sequel: Kipuka Blues

It’s taken far longer than it should have, but: you can now order the sequel to Immortal Clay, Kipuka Blues.

Due to the vagaries of indie publishing (discussed at the bottom of this post), the paperback version is available now. The ebook will be released on 5 April, but most readers can pre-order it now.

. . . → Read More: Get the “Immortal Clay” sequel: Kipuka Blues

“FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” sponsorships ending soon

When I set up the FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS print and ebook sponsorships, I never considered when I should take them off sale.

Comments are due back from tech editors tomorrow, 28 March. I’ll immediately be processing them. This should take a couple days. Once I’ve made all the corrections, I’m sending the whole thing . . . → Read More: “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” sponsorships ending soon

Free short story: “Butterfly Stomp”

My social media followers are probably sick of hearing me babble about my new novel, Butterfly Stomp Waltz. But it’s relevant here.

Last fall, I attended a Kris Rusch writing workshop. One result was a heist crime short story. Many people liked it and wanted more. Kris’ comment was (paraphrased), “This is a fine story . . . → Read More: Free short story: “Butterfly Stomp”

First review of “FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems”

Sunday Morning Linux Review episode 184 discusses FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems.

While SMLR is always worth listening to, if you want to cut right to the review (or, alternately, if you’re me coming back to look for good quotes to steal for publicity purposes), the review starts about 30 minutes in.

It’s about 1:11 into . . . → Read More: First review of “FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems”