Wound up chatting to Don Katz from Audible.com, who was also on the panel, and am hatching lots of plots to make stuff available through audible.com (cheaply!) as we approach the publication of Anansi Boys later in the year. Tomorrow is all talks with Morrow about the publication plans for Anansi Boys -- where I'll be going on the signing tour, all that. (Please, please do not ask me to come and sign in your town. I don't decide where I go and sign. People who run bookstores who want me should talk to Harper Collins about it.)
Lots of people writing to draw my attention to this story, in which William Poole, accused here of trying to "recruit a gang to take over the school," Detective Berl Perdue said.
"He didn't have a gang, but he was attempting to organize one," Perdue said. Police said writings in which Poole tried to persuade other students to take part in the takeover were found. This article explains that the writings in question were a short story written for English class about a zombie attack. I'd be more inclined to doubt Mr Poole if there hadn't been a number of similar cases of the authorities being unable to tell the difference between fact and fiction (one of which I wound up joining Harlan Ellison, Michael Chabon, Peter Straub and others in an amicus brief, for a California teen who was expelled after showing classmates his poetry), including, famously, the Mike Diana case.