Monthly Archives: January 2014

I refuse to change my Will

It’s not easy, committing something to paper and sticking with it no matter the circumstances that compel you to change.  It’s easier to bow to convention and follow the traditional routes.  Overall, that’s the safest way to write the words that will last beyond my lifetime. I recently had reason to consider the trouble I… Read more »

Between vision and reality

Book Three of the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures is being released this month and that means a refresh to the website is required. From years of work as an artist and advertiser, I have a well-developed design sense and have always had a clear view of how I want my website to look.  That’s not always… Read more »

Shouldering the blame

Brrr. It was 46 this morning when I woke up.  I was filled with dread knowing I had committed to playing tennis this morning.  I was hopeful the temperature would rise enough to be comfortable, but just to play it safe I went with the three-layer outfit: undershirt, long-sleeve shirt, warm-up suit. The day did… Read more »

I’m #1!

A funny thing happened when I was reviewing all the product information out there on my books.  “What Now?” was finally up on Amazon and authors generally have to manually add information to the listings to make them complete. The process is easy enough to access that I decided to check out the first two… Read more »

Who’s up for a book burning?

I received three boxes of What Now? yesterday.  One hundred brand spanking new copies.  Unfortunately, these were sent before I re-edited all three books.  Now, I have 100 copies of a book that no longer exists.  If ever there was a prescient book title, I wonder, what now? I don’t want to send them out… Read more »

Mixed blessings

The sequel to Friday’s pre-wedding post! The wedding came and went and it was wonderful.  The ladies were pretty, the men handsome and the locations were well-chosen.  I skipped out on the reception for a variety of reasons, an odd assortment you can find out, if you wish to read further. Suffering the slings and… Read more »

But, what can I wear?

In the interim, while I await the conversion and upload of my books, the world continues to spin. One of the advantages to the “maybe” retired life as an impoverished author is my wardrobe has immensely simplified.  Shorts and polo on most days or jeans and long-sleeve shirt on our occasional cold days (for us,… Read more »

Good to go

The changes have been made to all three books in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures series.  All the books are good to go. I’ve submitted all three, though I am still waiting on some final conversation regarding Book One.  Pending that, the trilogy will be up for sale for good. The errors in What if? were… Read more »

Smile at the person behind the counter

And they’re off! The mailing is completed for the second giveaway on Goodreads (50 lucky winners of What Next?, Book Two of the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures). I stuffed the mailing envelopes during the morning and then popped over to my local Post Office after lunch.  I am happy to have  an office just a 10… Read more »

Mailing list fun

The second giveaway on Goodreads is over and it’s time to send out copies of What Next? to the lucky winners. I am excited to be shipping these books out and not just for the chance at more readers leaving reviews.  There are a lot of things I find fun about mailing lists.  I wonder… Read more »