Corporate Man is called in to investigate reports of vile, unethical business practices at Great American Business Company. What he finds there just might destroy him (except we all know the ending to The Tragic Death of Corporate Man so it should be fairly obvious that it can't really destroy him, though it can come close).

Enslaved by the Bonus Whores is an all new Corporate Man Adventure Serial. Chapters will post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

After nearly a decade of imprisonment, Corporate Man returns to find the economy in ruins and his deadliest enemies in control of all but a fraction of society's wealth. He embarks upon a quest to set right the wrongs of the business world; a task that will ultimately destroy him.

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Touch of the Lebowski

Walter Sobchak.  Walkter-frickin-Sobchak internet-spoke to me about article in the Idaho Statesmen.  Can you believe it?  I was certainly shocked so it’s okay if you find yourself a bit too stunned breathe right now.   

For those of you, and let me assure you that you are a minority, who don’t know who Walter Sobchak is, I will provide a brief explanation.  He’s the very honorable Vietnam Vet depicted in the wildly successful bowling/kidnap/ransom documentary The Big Lebowski.  I highly recommend it.  Especially now that Walter and I are buds.  

Anyway, below is the transcript.  It originally appeared in the venerable comments page of the Idaho Statesman’s website at the end of June.  Unfortunately, I waited too long to post this and the comments for that period of time are no longer available as far as I can tell.  Luckily, I enshrined them in a word file on my computer so I can still share them with all of you.  If you are ever slumming it in the comments section of the Idaho Statesman website and you run across good old Walter, ruffle him up a bit for me.  He likes it.

Walter Sobchak You are entering a world of pain. (this was his cute little tag line)
Tommy, if you have to nominate yourself for an award then your greatness is all in your head.

I agree.  True greatness always resides within the recesses of one's own mind.

Walter Sobchak You are entering a world of pain.
Keep telling yourself that Tommy Boy.

Thank you, I intend to.  If you'd like to experience my brilliance, you can make a purchase at or
If you prefer to read your books for free I completely support that and advise you to follow this link instead http://deathofcorporateman.blo...
And to thank you for all of your support and kind words I intend to watch The Big Lebowski tonight and cheer you on as you bowl.

Walter Sobchak You are entering a world of pain.
I honestly tried to experience your brilliance, but I got caught up by some cat videos on the internets.  Although John Q. Public seems like an interesting charachter.......NOT!  

Thanks again, Walter.  John Q Public is indeed an interesting character.  Though I think you'd appreciate him even more if you started at the beginning of the story.  The chapter posts on the blog have the latest at the top meaning that the final chapter is presented first. I thought that the "Chapter 227" might be an indicator of this, but I can see how it might be confusing.  What you'll want to do is click on Section 1, just beneath the name plate of the blog, and begin there.  Just in case you're still baffled by the numerical sequence, follow this link http://deathofcorporateman.blo... and start reading. I am confident that you will enjoy the Corporate Man experience. And if I come across any really cute cat videos today, I'll send them your way.

There were a couple more comments after this, but it must have slipped my mind and I forgot to go back and save them.  I think I can recap though.  Something about 'Nam, something about Donny that wasn't altogether very nice, and whole lot of fawning and slavering over my genius.  Oh, and bowling.  I complimented him on his bowling and he really seemed to appreciate that.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Newspaper Write Up!

Check it out.  My Mom laminated my Letter to the Editor.

            And why not?  It’s an important piece.  I can now make statements like, “I was referred to as The Treasure Valley’s Best Author in the Idaho Statesmen.”  This is going to completely change the way I query literary agents.  Or publishers.  I can just include a copy of the article, and I’ll refer to it as an article, it will laminated of course so it looks more professional, and let the bidding wars commence.  And you would not believe the responses I got from this little write up.  Someone very well known had much to say about the article (see how I used it already).  I’ll post a transcript of the conversation soon.