Brent Salish

About Brent

Brent Salish is the author of First Tuesday and other novels.

He lives on an island north of Seattle.

He hates building websites.

He’d rather be writing.

First Tuesday

Brent Salish is the author of First Tuesday, a thriller about stealing the election by hacking just a few voting machines in the right precincts. Torn from the headlines and all that crap, except he wrote it in 2015. And it’s based on real stuff, both deep research and a bit of inside dope.

By the way, nothing has changed. It’s still possible for a couple of hackers to pull off the basics of the plot.

So go buy First Tuesday, read it, and worry.

(And yes, there is a solution to vote-machine hacking. No, it’s not returning to paper. Just… read the book.)

  • RtBC, Part 4
    Reasons to Be Cheerful, part 4. This, from the deck tonight: Hang in there. Spring is coming.
  • The Origin of Plastic Bags
    I figured it out. Plastic bags originated on the planet Krypton. Well, maybe not the individual bags. But the material itself? Invulnerable. To be clear, I’m not talking about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, or microplastics, or those six-pack rings that strangle baby turtles. Rather, it’s plastic packaging. Seriously. Try and open one with your… Continue reading The Origin of Plastic Bags
  • RtBC, Part 3
    Reason to be cheerful (RtBC): Will Shortz. He’s the puzzle editor of the New York Times. My wife and I love crossword puzzles, though we’ve learned we can’t work on them together. (I’ll take the blame here.) And the Thursday through Sunday New York Times puzzles are generally wonderful. They are well clued, they are… Continue reading RtBC, Part 3
  • RtBC, Part 2
    Reason to be cheerful (RtBC): Spring. Yeah, it follows winter, most of the time, most years. (I have a friend in Arizona who swears the past few years have gone directly from winter to summer, do not pass Go, do not collect $200.) And yet, in the human condition, all us folks who fail the… Continue reading RtBC, Part 2
  • RtBC, Part 1
    Reasons to be cheerful (RtBC): Vaccines take a decade, give or take, to develop and test. Except this past year. With everyone – scientists, governments, big and not-so-big pharma, and even Dolly Parton – pitching in, we developed a Covid-19 vaccine in just over a year, and are now producing and distributing it not in… Continue reading RtBC, Part 1