My Latest Obsession

Late last year, in the post titled “A Muse From and Unlikely Source,” wrote about how an interview on a radio station got me thinking about a sequel to Forgotten with Janet Pulaski as the main character. The manuscript which has the working title The Assassin –...

Guest Lecturing Is Fun

To use marketing speak, to help build my “brand,” I’ve been giving speeches/talks to all sorts of groups ranging from Rotary and Kiwanis clubs to associations of veterans and even at senior living centers.  At one, a history professor asked me after my talk titled...

Technology Glitches Strike Again

Schedules are just that, schedules and we, as humans, work to meet the dates and commitments in them. They are one of the ways we gain some control of the world around us. Its part of life and its part of the publishing process. Without getting into the details, we...

Book Signings At Kroger Supermarkets

Yesterday was the first day in a series of book signings at Kroger stores here in North Texas. The program is simple. Send a set of books to the program administrator where they are evaluated. Assuming they meet standards set by Kroger, they are entered as products...

Rhythm of Life

This was supposed to be written and posted yesterday, but it completely skipped my mind. No, it wasn’t because of all the hoopla around Easter because being Jewish, I don’t celebrate that holiday. And, no, it wasn’t because it was the second day of Passover. Nor is my...

Book Fairs From an Author’s Perspective – Yes or No?

One of the “channels” authors use to publicize and sell their books are book fairs. The theory is that people come to the book fair and buy your books. Attendance at book fairs varies. Some are well attended, some are not. At some you sell a ton of books and at...

The Spam I Get

Every day, my junk mail folder has emails with interesting subject lines: Increase your web presence Drugs for one third off Business proposition You’re qualified for a $250,000 loan And that’s just last week’s collection. How they got my email address is known only...