I'm delighted to announce two new releases: the paperback edition of Castle, just out from Graywolf Press, and a new FREE e-book, Video Game Hints, Tricks, And Cheats: Essays, Exercises, Riffs, Gags, And Other Incidental Writings.Video Game Hints, Tricks, And Cheats is a collection of random, mostly comic writing from the past dozen years, including pieces published in Harper's, Granta, The Los Angeles Times, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. Quite a few have never been seen before. The EPUB edition is formatted especially for the Apple iPad; to install it, click the link in the right-hand column of this page, download into your computer's e-books folder, drag into iTunes, and sync. The book will appear on your iBooks shelf. (If you're on an iPad or iPhone right now, you can probably just touch the link.) Other reader applications (including your laptop computer) will probably prefer the .pdf version, though I haven't tried the EPUB on a Sony Reader yet. Give it a try and tell me how it looks--I am new at this EPUB thing.

This is merely version 1.0 of Video Game Hints; I intend to update it over the years as an electronic companion to my conventionally published work, and issue new editions from time to time. I am hoping other writers will follow suit, making available to their readers those hard-to-find, uncategorizable writings that might not otherwise find a path to collection and publication.

Finally, the New Jersey Anthology, What's Your Exit?, has just been published! Click to buy. It features, among many other things, a new short story of mine, "Mark."