Below are blips on the media radar either about me or that quote me. If you’re a media maven interested in a chat, click here. Thanks! DH
Stairwell Video Revives Lost VHS Rental Experience in Petaluma
This week, in honor of the end of the VCR, local conceptual artists Daedalus Howell and Karen Hell are hosting the nostalgic interactive art installation Stairwell Video.
'Spotlight,' Wine & Deadlines
Thanks to pal David Templeton and the Pacific Sun for including me in a Talking Picture column about the film Spotlight and journalism in general. Naturally, I've pleased with Templeton's namedrop of Quantum Deadline and his plug of my reading at The Depot.
...A kind of nourishing, comedic, satirical sci-fi mystery...
That'll do, Temp. Thanks! In the meantime, I heartily encourage you to read the article to, in the very least, dig some J-school-worthy cheerleading of the trade and what we should demand as news consumers.
Drinking, Weeping & WritinG
"Playfully meshes stylistic conventions with a sardonic self-deprecating protagonist…Fast-paced…"
...says Bruce Robinson, a host at local NPR affiliate KRCB. Somehow, I managed to admit that my creative process amounts to drinking a bottle of wine and weeping.
HUmor & Verve
It's great when the local press throws you a bone – especially for a book that draws so much inspiration from its surrounding environs. But when a paper puts your book on its front page – well, suffice it to say, I'm over the moon. Special thanks to the North Bay Bohemian and editor Stett Holbrook for showcasing Quantum Deadline this week! Some of my favorite quotes:
"The Lumaville Labyrinth is hard to categorize. Let's call it a noirish, sci-fi-lite detective story with a heap of self-parody that's by turns poignant, witty and comic."
"With humor and verve, the novel takes up some of the experiences and struggles within Howell's personal and professional life." – Stett Holbrook
Wonderful Blend of mystery, Science Fiction and Dark Comedy
Gotta love any review that has this line: "The offbeat references and extensive vocabulary don’t serve as off-putting, but rather paint a stunning portrayal of Howell’s stubbornly pretentious personality." Bingo. The "blurb," however, is this awesome bit:
"A wonderful blend of mystery, science fiction and dark comedy that keeps readers from putting the story down." – Carly Fjeld, SciFi Bloggers
From an Alternate Universe
This piece was written by an intern at the first paper I ever worked at professionally. And, yes, it was awkward that the book is, in part, concerned with the suicide of a newspaper intern.
As the protagonist and setting of “Quantum Deadline” are enigmatically realistic, so is the bigger shift Howell said is happening at the center of Lumaville and of “Quantum Deadline” — the shift from print to online journalism. – Quinn Pieper,Petaluma Argus-Courier
Building a Celebrity Brand Through YouTube
Got tapped for some expert advice on the Personal Branding Blog:
“I think we’ll see more entertainment industry successes coming out of the YouTube fray once two points become accepted – that YouTube is now part of the entertainment industry and that it isn’t a means to an end, it is the end.” – Daedalus Howell
Red Wine Pills: Buyer BewarE
Here's a brief chat with Allison Aubrey of NPR's Morning Edition wherein I riff on red wine and resveratrol.