So, things are progressing with the book. The proof copy is on its way to me, and if all looks good the paper copy should be available on Amazon in another week! The ebook of Revenants Abroad is also now available via Kindle on Amazon, and will remain available via Smashwords, Kobo and Barnes and … Continue reading News and Changes
Chapter 22 is up now on Wattpad! I want to sincerely thank everyone who's reading along. I have to say I've been a little surprised by the demographics of the readership on Wattpad for this story. The largest percentage (44%) list their age as "over 45", and more surprising to me is 22% are male. … Continue reading Revenants Abroad – Chapter 22
The truth is, Munch did not title this painting “Vampire.” He called it “Love and Pain” and it was only later that it picked up the name and interpretation of a man locked in a vampire’s embrace. Munch maintained it was nothing more than a woman kissing a man on the neck. The Nazis declared … Continue reading Edvard Munch’s “Vampire”
Except the Nebbish just arrived (at 10:50 am PDT). Why he comes in at all is beyond me. All he does is sit at his desk and make phone calls, which he could no doubt do from home, since that's where he does many of them anyway. He rarely has meetings here, his boss is … Continue reading TGIF
Thank your readers and the critics who praise you, and then ignore them. Write for the most intelligent, wittiest, wisest audience in the universe: Write to please yourself. - Harlan Ellison If I were going to take that quote point by point, I’d start with the fact that Ellison has critics who praise … Continue reading You Can’t Please Everyone, so…
Every year, I treat myself to at least one special new decoration for Halloween. Last year, it was a fabulous, HUGE raven (which I don't think I ever put up photos of, but can later). This year, with my vampire story in high gear, I've been looking at all things batty, bat-like, vampiric. Yesterday the object … Continue reading Halloween Decor
Not to steal anyone's thunder, and I'm happy to give credit where due, but I just ran across a really fun question on another blog, "Tales from the Crit". I didn't leave a comment, I had the sense it's a small, rather insular group so I felt like I would have been intruding but thought … Continue reading Favorite Character?