After showing the content of a post, I'd like to show excerpts of a few other posts by the same author. I've placed this query in single.php after The Loop:
<?php $author = get_query_var('author'); query_posts("author=$author&cat=64&showposts=4"); ?>
The cat and showposts parameters are working but author is not - it just shows 4 posts in category 64 by any author). Incidentally,
<?php the_author(); ?> works outside The Loop when placed just before the query.
Is there any other way to do this?