Here is what I'm thinking: In the months since I finished writing The Terror of Tijuana, my work effort has been, if I'm being honest, hit or miss at best. This is not all straight laziness and negligence, but those are certainly big components. There were other elements in play, and everything seemed to come … Continue reading A Notion
Did you ever get the scoop? Were you ever the first to know what everyone else would soon be talking about? Well, if not and if this is something that appeals to you - being in the vanguard, being the first to know... I'm sorry. You aren't in this case. Yeah, this is kind of … Continue reading The Scoop
Nicole Porter will soon be back in another exciting Cleanup Crew novel, but you can have more, and you can have it now! How about a free Nicole Porter short story, just for joining my mailing list? Click the image or the link below and do it now! Sign Up! Get Your Story! The … Continue reading Free Short Story
This blog has been around almost exactly as long as my official website, sjvarengo.com. It was started to capitalize on the fact that feed from the blog will show up on my Amazon.com Author page, a function which my website cannot provide. Originally the website had a lot of extra features that the blog didn't, … Continue reading Website Blues
I use a nifty service called MailChimp, that I heartily endorse to anyone who needs to develop an email subscription list. It's worked well for me, and I've used the free plan since I began using email to market my books. I have absolutely zero complaints with it. I mentioned a while ago that my … Continue reading The Big Email Boom
In the midst of all the excitement over the release of my second novel in the Cerah of Quadar series, (perhaps you've heard? Many Hidden Rooms is now available?) I haven't done much writing about what I'm writing currently. (Don't you hate writers that write about writing? I should write something about that one day!) This seems … Continue reading The Honeymoon
I have indicated in the past that I'm a bit of a "fly by the seat of my britches" kind of writer. I have an idea of where I want to start and a less well-formed idea of where I want to finish, and then I kind of sit back and see what happens along … Continue reading Out Of The Blue
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
Everybody likes free stuff. Everybody except Mrs. Edna Crandall of 325 Whitewash Lane, who prefers sitting on her front porch and waving a stick at the children who pass by. But everybody else likes to get something for nothing. And for one week, starting today, March 21, 2017, and running until Monday, March 27, 2017, … Continue reading Free Stuff!
I've made contact with a lot of writers thanks to the vast and magical interweb. The exact mechanics of these connections has to do with the acquisition of a plethora of free books from a fantastic site called Instafreebie, which allows for the downloading of said books for only the cost of my email address.