I mean, it's been Spring for, what? A month? For cryin' out loud, as my mom always used to say! Do you realize what this means? It means we're getting closer to Summer! Why is that a big deal, you ask? I shall tell you. I live in a part of the country where warm … Continue reading It’s Spring, Right?
Stop me if you've heard this one. A writer goes on vacation and... no a real vacation. Not just three days vegetating on the couch watching 24 on DVD. I'm talking about an actual get-in-the-car-and-drive-somewhere-else vacation. So this writer goes on one and brings his laptop, because, hey! it's a vacation and all, but there might be a chance … Continue reading So This Writer Goes On Vacation…
I was born on April 21, which is only a few days away, and this year, I want to give you a present to celebrate. So the folks at Kindle Direct Publishing or KDP if you like initials, and I have cooked up a little something.
They say an author lives and dies by reviews. I don't know if this is 100% true. I know several authors, some of whom have gotten less than favorable reviews (read: "out-and-out pannings"), yet they are still alive. At least they are still writing, so I'm going out on a limb and saying that their … Continue reading Living and Dying (By Reviews)
I often wonder what folks who aren’t writers think about what writers do, how they create, what are the nuts and bolts of doing this as your main occupation. My friends who are writers probably aren’t going to hear anything that they don’t already know, and my friends who aren’t might find the aspect of … Continue reading The Fine Art of Walking Away
The world, and it's tiny mirror, the internet, is full of vultures.
I've talked about my friend Mary Driscoll's blog before, and I'm doing it again. Please check out her latest post! The Coffee Shop 4/4/17 - Working in an Office Has Never Been This Good!
I have this website. It's got the same cute name as this blog, namely S.J. Varengo - Author. Everything I have has that name attached. It's even embroidered on my underpants, right next to the Garanimals logo. It's just that it's the logical thing to call websites and blogs that deal with my … Continue reading Things Just Got Easier
Some people like the Yankees (right-thinking, good people who don't kick dogs), some people like the Red Sox (people who don't fit the previous description). Some people like Toyota, some like Nissan. Some folks like Lester Holt, some prefer Scott Pelly. Some people are asking "What's your point?" My point is that everybody has preferences. … Continue reading A Dark Clock is Now Available For NOOK
As I've gotten older I've found that high among my life's greatest treasures are the relationships I have forged over the years. I know all sorts of people from all walks of life. Some I've known for forty years or more, some have come into my life only recently. Some share my concerns about the president. But some feel that he is, truly, just what America (and, I suppose, the world) needed at this point in history. And some, (and I envy these folks sometimes) don't give a crap either way.