I know- it says reading, not writing. But, as writers, we should also be readers, and I saw a thing recently on the internet (of all places!) that made me think a little. The person posting said (and I am paraphrasing here) that if you are reading a lot of fiction, you are wasting precious … Continue reading Wednesday Writer: Is Reading Fiction Bad?
You have all seen, heard, and gotten the emails. "You recently purchased XXX. Would you like to write a review?" Reviews are becoming increasingly important to sellers of all types in these days of online research for everything. Authors also depend on reviews to help get word out about their work. You have seen me … Continue reading Wednesday Writer: 7 Reasons Why Reviews Are Important
It was a busy, but productive weekend here in southern NY. The weather was mostly good. A bit humid at times, but it is summer, so that's just part of the package. On Friday, I drove to PA for my uncle's funeral. He was my mother's brother and was everyone's favorite, I think. Aunt Dorothy … Continue reading A Little Road Trip, A Little Gardening, A Little Weekend Stuff
Yes, I know. It's a day late, but we had dinner guests yesterday. The BaldMan's parents, his sister and brother-in-law, and Steph came over for Father's Day dinner. My father-in-law requested chili, *red* chili, to be exact. Specified, I suspect, so that we wouldn't sneak any of that weird green stuff in on him! LOL … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!
Well, let's see. The short short story anthology, "Crossed Wires and Other Very Short Stories" drops tomorrow. So, it will be available at just about all the ebook retailers out there. I will update links as I see them go live (or as quickly as I get to it, anyway.) It is already live, and … Continue reading What’s Goin’ On?
I don't know about the soothing savage beasts thing, but I know when I get to go to a live concert, it resets my, well, everything. And that's where we were this week. On Monday, we drove to Albany to see Leonid and Friends at the Egg Center for Performing Arts. It's a pretty neat … Continue reading Music Hath Charms
Yes, I know I have been. And for no good reason, really. A few things going on, but nothing that ate up ALL the time. We had more snow. Yay, April, you keep on being the mysterious surprise package you always were! Spring flowers are starting to bloom everywhere. I am working up some garden … Continue reading MIA
The holiday weekend is over (that would be Easter here in the US), and it was a pretty good one. Two days of family dinners on Saturday and Sunday, and Monday as a recovery day. Well, I did have a follow-up appointment with my eye doctor to recheck a freckle on one retina and a … Continue reading Have A Little Sneak Peek
Crossed Wires and Other Very Short Stories is now available for pre-order at a discounted price. But act now because after May 17 (the release date) the price will go up! I know I set the pre-order start date for the 18th, but that was mainly to give myself some breathing room in case things … Continue reading And It’s Live
Here's the cover design for Crossed Wires and Other Very Short Stories. I like it. It has the feel of both the genre crossing (Scifi and fantasy) and the title story. I came up with the basic idea for the cover, and the BaldMan, who has the better eye for overall design) put together the … Continue reading And The Cover Is—-