Well, not "done" as in finished and ready to go. But as of today, the first drafts of all the stories for my very short story collection are written. Of course, first drafts means there is still a lot of work to be done, but this first phase is always a relief to have behind … Continue reading And Done
A collection of things that have been going on around here of late: We lost my Mom in early May. She was 93, and had a stroke last August which she recovered from relatively well. She had some weakness, although she was walking a little. Her speech was slurred at times and she had trouble … Continue reading Miscellanea
Next week, March 7-13, is Read an E-Book Week. All of my books and stories will be on sale at Smashwords during the week. All will be at least 50% off, with several free choices. Lots of books will be on sale from other independent authors, as well. It's a good time to load up … Continue reading Read An E-Book Week, 2021
Happy New Year! Let's hope we move forward positively and to a brighter, better future for everyone! Instead of a review of something I have read or watched or listened to, I am going to make this my annual review of some metrics on the books I did read in 2020. I use the Goodreads.com … Continue reading Friday Review of My Reading Year
Did August seem like a month that both slid by at breakneck speed and crawled so slowly it seemed to be moving backward at times? It sure did to me. And here it is September. The year is winding down, and I can't say that I will miss 2020 when the calendar finally turns over … Continue reading Well, Hello There, September!
Flashes: A Collection of Very Short Fiction, my next project, is currently scheduled to be released in January. It will be a set of 24 short pieces, 12 sci-fi and 12 fantasy. There may be a bonus story, as well, but no promises on that one. I am not convinced on the title as yet, … Continue reading Monday Musings: Upcoming- Short Fiction
Well, there are. Most of them are the Halloween stories I have written over the last few years. I add to them when I have something I think you might like. I just published another one, called Get A Clew, that is pretty much a straight up murder mystery. If you are interested in reading … Continue reading Hey, Did You Know There Are Free Stories Here?
Since we all are- or should be- practicing good social distancing and staying home as much as possible, some of us may find ourselves with more time to catch up on our reading. To support this, Smashwords is currently running an Authors Give Back promotion to encourage people to read more, and maybe find some … Continue reading Wednesday Win (For You)
(Those of you not in the USA or who are not football fans can skip the first paragraph.) This was kind of a weird weekend. We didn't watch any football on Sunday. It was the Pro Bowl, and honestly, we gave up watching that one a few years ago. It's just a big media foofra … Continue reading Monday Musings: Games, Poke, a Groundhog, Writing, and a Book for You
I have been feeling a bit lost since the beginning of the year. I took some time off of my usual writing schedule over the holidays, and after the New Year, I had my release of The Demon's in the Details to deal with, and that added to the time away from actual writing. Now that … Continue reading What’s Up These Days?