Daniel Verastiqui

Thursday Roundup 8/20

In today's Thursday Roundup, we look at the things keeping me from falling too deeply into the soft arms of insanity. Who knew when we closed our doors five months ago that we'd still be standing at our...

Thursday Roundup 7/30

This week we're talking disappointing books, slow-moving WIPs, brutal murder simulators, old problematic sitcoms, catchy show tunes, and some dope custom swag to give away to your readers.

Thirty Days of Distance

March 12th was a Thursday, and I had taken a half-day from work to go see Megan about a new tattoo. While there, we discussed the only news story that mattered: the corona virus. How would it affect business...

Category - General

40 For 40: Day 1

It's Corona Days on Planet Earth right now, and everyone with a birthday in the last two weeks or upcoming twelve months is lamenting how they won't get to celebrate their big bash. Normally, I wouldn't add my name to...

30 for 30: Day 30

I don't have a good sense of how much Dom wanted to be a mom. All I can reference is how much effort she puts into Matador, and based on that, I can only assume she's wanted to be a mom for longer than she's been alive...

30 for 30: Day 29

It's only natural that when you become a parent, you start thinking about all the things you used to do before you became a parent. "We used to be cool," you say. You end up trying to reclaim some of those younger days...

State of the WIP: Pandemic Edition

My hope is that my novels distract you from that anger for a little while. But do remember: just because I'm still talking about my little cyberpunk hacker book doesn't mean I don't care about what's happening in the...

30 for 30: Day 28

I was six months old when my parents first took me on a plane. Before you judge them too harshly, you should know they didn't have a choice. Matador was about to turn 2 when we took him on a plane for the first time...

30 for 30: Day 27

You know, it's not every day you get married. Some people only do it once their entire life. Others, not even once. So it's with gratitude that I post today's 3F3, from the day Dom and I tied the knot. I remember...

30 for 30: Day 26

You can’t go home again. That’s just true. Thomas Wolfe wrote a whole book about it. Or his editor did, anyway. Today’s 3F3 is from that time when I went home again, back to the place where my first...

30 for 30: Day 25

Like many people, I spent most of my life afraid to get a tattoo. Between the permanence and the pain, you really have to be sure about what you're getting etched into your skin. Today's 3F3 is from the time I finally...

30 for 30: Day 24

From the moment I learned Dom was pregnant, the idea that I was going to be a father always seemed far away, just sometime in the future. Even as her stomach got bigger, even as we built a crib and picked out names...

30 for 30: Day 23

Jetson will eat anything. It’s pretty disgusting sometimes when he’s outside. Inside, it’s not so much disgusting as it is annoying. You’ve really got to keep an eye on your food in this house...

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