Archive for April, 2009

Breakfast for the sake of breakfast

Today the Writer’s Digest Books team decided to celebrate breakfast. Why? Because breakfast is awesome, that’s why. Was it someone’s birthday? Nope. Just breakfast. Just ’cause.

Here’s a few pics of the remnants of our Thursday breakfast attack:

 

Ham & cheese biscuits

Ham & cheese biscuits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown Betty

Brown Betty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot d*** breakfast casserole

Hot d*** breakfast casserole

Alien Invasion!

Yesterday afternoon the advance copies of a book I edited landed on my desk. I’m super excited about this one: The Alien Invasion Survival Handbook. It hits bookstores in May.

Here’s a cover and description:

Resistance is Your Prime Directive

Don't be a victim.

Don't be a victim.

 

 

Have you ever experienced a sensation of missing time? Have you ever found a metallic implant somewhere in your body? It’s likely that you’re a victim of alien abduction, and you don’t even know it.

Aliens are among us. While the true intentions of these mysterious intruders from outer space are unknown, there’s no doubt that their actions are nefarious. It’s your right—your civic responsibility—to learn the skills necessary to protect yourself, your loved ones and ultimately your planet.

Aliens want to whisk you away in the night to perform terrifying experiments on you. Isn’t it time you learn how use your MP3 player to defend yourself from their paralyzing powers? Shouldn’t you know how to evade the pursuit of a flying saucer? Wouldn’t you sleep better at night knowing some proven hand-to-hand combat techniques guaranteed to stop your extraterrestrial foe in its tracks?

Make no mistake—our world is under attack and this handbook may be the only thing standing between the human race and total annihilation. Read it and join the resistance.

This was a really fun book to edit. It’s full of conspiracy theories and self-defense techniques as well as funny illustrations. The author, WH Mumfrey, has a sharp wit and a dry sense of humor that will surely appeal to you if you like books like How to Survive a Robot Uprising or The Zombie Survival Guide.