Author Archives: Greg van Eekhout

About Greg van Eekhout

Greg van Eekhout is the author of the novels California Bones, The Boy at the End of the World, Kid vs. Squid, Norse Code, and other stuff.

Nasi Goreng Ayam

NASI GORENG AYAM   I’ve been asked by a few people for my recipe for nasi goreng ayam (Indonesian fried rice with chicken). My parents were Indo, and my dad made this sometimes but I stupidly never asked him to … Continue reading

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The ban

This is my dad in 1960 getting on a plane in the Netherlands, bound for New York and, eventually, for Los Angeles. Like my dad, my mom had lived in Holland for a bit over a decade after Indonesia got too … Continue reading

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We Clever Jacks

This is an old-ish story of mine (like 9 or 10 years old) (quite old!) that I keep linking to around Halloween because it’s my only Halloween story. There’s also a podcast version produced by the fine people at Podcastle. … Continue reading

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Till Her Final Breath

Story by Greg van Eekhout Art by Sarah Winifred Searle Copyright 2016 Greg van Eekhout and Sarah Winifred Searle  

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A quick tip about historical settings, or rather one historical setting

I’m working on a story set in 1943 Los Angeles, and by way of research and curiosity I read Raymond Chandler’s short story, “The Lady in the Lake,” published in 1943. I was looking for clear indicators of the 1943 … Continue reading

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San Diego Cracked-it-Con 2016

So a funny thing happened at Comic-Con International (also known as SDCC, San Diego Comic-Con, Comic-Con, or Help I Am Being Digested By 150,000 Nerds). I was on this really super-great panel with awesome, super-smart people, and even though I … Continue reading

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California Bones – the comic?

Well, yes, actually, there is a California Bones comic. Right now it’s a one-shot consisting of a nine-page story, a three-page vignette, and five character pin-ups, all drawn by the remarkably talented and pitch-perfect Ryan Cody. We’ll be bringing copies … Continue reading

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Stuff I wrote in 2015 you can nominate for awards, y’know, if you want to

Hey! You like nominating and voting on stuff for awards? Some stuff I wrote was published in 2015. You can nominate and vote for this stuff. There are two things. Thing 1: PACIFIC FIRE This is a novel. It’s about … Continue reading

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ConFusion 2016

Are you going to ConFusion? In Detroit? January 21-24? I think you should. I will be there, doing these things: Friday 5:00:00 PM Reacting to Fiction in Public Book discussion today, predominantly online, has created a new phenomenon of public reaction. … Continue reading

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2016

So, I’ve already posted about 2015, a year some suckage leavened by some nice things. So, what’s on board for 2016? First of all, I won’t have a new novel out. That’s mostly because I didn’t complete one in time … Continue reading

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