Category Archives: indie author

A Plug of One’s Own

While slurping my morning coffee, to my utter astonishment, I opened an email from Amazon asking me to give 1-5 stars for a list of books which somehow included both of my own. They’re kidding, right? Taking the bait, I … Continue reading

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Sushi in Two Bites? Don’t Judge Me, Stephen

Not long ago, while sharing some sushi rolls with my eldest daughter, I sliced one in half and consumed the bite. “You can’t do that,” said the Daughter. “Sure I can, ” says I. “Mom…you’re already not using chopsticks, how … Continue reading

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B is for Buy This Book

Okay, with all due respect to Sue Grafton and her enormously clever list of titles, it seems that since mentioning her in a post, I have had an awesome increase in traffic, well-deserved or not. So…thank you, Ms. Grafton, for … Continue reading

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A is for Apology

Being a fan of fairness and civility, I wanted to share that Sue Grafton (her very own self) alerted me to the knowledge that she had in fact offered an apology to the indie publishing community, following some not-very-well received … Continue reading

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Sue Grafton: H is for Hubris

The indie-published crowd is in a deservedly righteous dither after Sue Grafton and John Green tossed the lot of us into the “isolated” and “lazy” slush heap of artists. This author will not even validate their positions with a rebuttal. … Continue reading

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Always Infinity: Does That Mean It Will Suck Forever?

As my teaching year swirls to a close, a long-forgotten voice reminds me that I have in fact recently published my second novel, The Offshore Triumphs of Karla Jean, a fun, adventuresome companion book joining The Edge of the Grace … Continue reading

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46 Second Book Trailer! Do You Think It’s Effective?

Hello, friends! Up and coming film-maker, Abigail Hagan, created this awesome book trailer for The Offshore Triumphs of Karla Jean. Check it out, share it…and if you are inclined, send me your feedback! I would love to know what you … Continue reading

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Author…Teacher…Teacher…Author…

I am forever going back and forth as to whether I am an author first or a teacher first. It is the classic chicken and egg scenario. I have recently accepted a new teaching position, which has definitely caused me … Continue reading

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In the Company of Walt, Beatrix and Benjamin and…You? Join Us for Session Four: The Top Dozen Ways to Publish Your Work

Hello, friends! It is hard to believe that we have completed three of four sessions in our Creative Writing Workshops. They have been fun, informative and effective. Please come and join us for Session Four: The Top Dozen Ways to … Continue reading

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In the Company of Walt, Beatrix and Benjamin and…You?

Imagine a world with no Leaves of Grass. Or The Adventures of Peter Rabbit. Or Poor Richard’s Almanack. Or imagine further, that after you wrote that first draft, of the first attempt, of your first real writing adventure…imagine there was … Continue reading

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