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“Documents”

So my 9-year-old daughter writes “documents” sometimes, by which she means she writes in Google Docs. Her documents are either school work or, given her druthers, stories about characters she likes. In other words, fan fiction. She asked me to write a document with her, a Star Wars story. We’ve made a start, and I’ve…

Radio Show Today!

Come listen to me chat with host Dellani Oakes on Red River Radio’s What’s Write For Me. 4:00 p.m. Eastern, 1:00 p.m. Pacific. Dellani and I will be talking about how 2017 shaped up and what our goals and resolutions are for 2018. You can send in questions, too, if you have any! Hope you’ll…

Looking Ahead to 2018

I’ve been making a mental list of things to put on my 2018 calendar. Most of these are not writing related, but they’re things to look forward to. February – San Francisco Writers Conference; The Book of Mormon March – Monty Python and the Holy Grail + Q&A with John Cleese July – family vacation…

Old Person Rant

I am—and I’ve learned to embrace this—a get-off-my-lawn type. More than that, I’m a get-off-my-street type. There is simply no basic sense of community or common courtesy any more that I can find. The kids down the street from us have loud motorbikes of the kind that are made for dirt. But do they go…

An Author’s Birthday Wishes

So it’s my birthday this weekend, and like many authors I have a few modest wishes. Not that I expect readers to get me anything! But if you’re so inclined . . . Buy one of my books. For yourself or a friend. Or even just read it via Kindle Unlimited. Leave a review for…

Happy, er . . .

If you’re wondering where I’ve been, well, I’ve been hit by a deluge of sorts. Our hot water heater quit working, our HVAC system needs some fixing, we have new windows coming soon, and—oh—I cracked a filling that will need to be replaced. But there are good things, too! On the books are a nice…

Crossroads

So I had an agent for Hamlette. She really only had one place in mind to send the manuscript. That editor/publisher passed on it, and the agent recommended I simply self-publish. There were a couple of reasons for that. 1. She knew I’d self-published with moderate success in the past. 2. She told me she…