Posts Categorized: Books

I think I know what you mean

Okay. I shared with you that I’m jumping back into reading with the help of my favorite author. Jack Vance is a master of descriptive language and exquisite dialog. He also has a gift for diction that employs an expansive vocabulary. I hazard to say it would break any Facebook grammar app. As proud as… Read more »

Back where I belong: Reading!

There is a “problem” with being both retired and dull. Sometimes, I can have too much time and too little to do. After too long streaming and gaming, I’m happy to find myself back where I belong: Reading! Generally, I have “go-to” places among the media for my moods. When I’m morose, it’s Blazing Saddles…. Read more »

What’s left

So. Apparently, I have begun writing my sequel to Jeremy Shuttle Adventures (currently using the imaginative title of “Jeremy Shuttle Adventures II”). I threw out a couple of intro chapters on the blog the last couple of posts, but a whole additional trilogy, why that’s going to take a lot of plot. Stinks to be… Read more »

What More?

After a sinus or allergy (or both) induced dead day on Friday, I’m back to complete (or is that, “continue”) my “live” writing experiment from last week. For those coming in late, you can catch up by reading that post, which does offer some precious backstory to this post. Otherwise, the short version is that… Read more »

Back from the dead?

Okay, here’s a new experiment for me, “real-time” writing. In this case, my squeaky leather chair (quite annoying) and blog post will serve as surrogates for my chair on a sandy beach and baby laptop. I can’t suggest how successful this may turn out or even how entertaining, but today and tomorrow will be – sort… Read more »

Echoes in the sand

Longtime readers of my blog or bio know that I wrote the majority of my books in a chair on the beach in South Florida (specifically, my current city, Boca Raton). Heck, even my Facebook page shows me as “Writer At the beach”. But it’s been more than three years since I finished my last… Read more »

To all things an ending

Six and a half years. It’s not a lot, but it might be more than other people get. Regardless, it’s all the time I had and despite some regrets and mistakes along the way, it’s something I can make peace with. Amazon has stopped offering my paperbacks for sale. Oh, copies are still available through… Read more »

Lonely is the blog

I’m going to make this “Return to Writing Week” here on the JMD blog. It’ll be a series of writing-related posts and maybe, perhaps, even a bit of writing. I’ll start off with this here blog. Almost simultaneous to me finishing my first book, I set up a website to help publicize my writing and… Read more »

Will wonders never cease?

Gee, I sure hope not! The final day of shared self-reflection on my (now willing to admit) interesting life. We pick up from where we were yesterday, fired at the nadir of the financial crisis of 2009. Nobody wants me There I was, just shy of 50 years old and fired (let go, laid off,… Read more »