Daniel Verastiqui

Daniel Verastiqui is a science fiction author from Austin, Texas. Learn more about his books and inability to design a website at danielverastiqui.com.

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The Author Doesn’t Trust His Doctor Anymore

In capitalist America, upsells are everywhere, and that includes the world of medicine. No longer are doctors trying to treat your ailments and keep you healthy; now they're just trying to meet their quota for number of prostate exams they book each...

The Author is Going to Regret This

Drink enough alcohol with me and I'll let you know exactly how I feel about Goodreads Giveaways. How they cost too much. How they don't result in reviews. How physical copies end up on Ebay the next week with the description brand new, never opened...

The Author Goes Full Funko

Funko Pops are dumb. There, I said it. And if you stop me on the street tomorrow and ask me if Funko Pops are dumb, I'll still say yes. I cannot understand why anyone would waste their money on what is obviously a money grab designed to play on our...

The Author Recommends: Das Keyboard Professional 6

Although I'm a big believer in YNAB, there are just some things in life for which you cannot have a budget. One of those is books (obviously), another is Pop Tarts, and the third is anything that makes your job as an author easier. Yearly...

Tao of the Dog: Sitting Pretty

Years ago when we were taking both Cheyenne and Jetson to Sit Means Sit here in Austin, we were told by one of the instructors that dogs have two ways to sit. One is the straight-forward one leg on either side position that most dogs do, while the...

Note To Self: How to Fix a Tiny Stripped Screw

Alright, Verastiqui. This is your reminder about the time your sister-in-law gave you a Hue motion sensor and said if you can fix it, you can have it. Since your entire house is rigged with Hue smart lights, you jumped at the opportunity, only to...

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Conversations With My Wife: Again, But Sooner

As a carbon-based lifeform irrevocably trapped into the unidirectional flow of time, I'm almost always thinking about what life would be like with foreknowledge of the future. Since I can't see into the future from here, I often imagine myself going...

Conversations With My Wife: Donkey Hoe Tee

Have you ever wondered how they change lightbulbs at the Barnes & Noble? You think some guy is just walking around with a 20 foot ladder and a bag of bulbs? No--that would be too non-invasive. Instead, they drive a cherry picker into the store and...

Notes From the Author