July 2, 2020 at 1:48 in the morning. According my best friend and arch nemesis, Microsoft Word, that is when I wrote the first sentence of the first chapter of my current endeavor, a novel called Three Witches. Today, October 17, 2020 at 3:27 in the afternoon I wrote the first word of the final … Continue reading The First of the Last
At one point in this blog's history writing about work in progress was a regular occurrence. I blathered on to whip up interest, or so I was telling myself. But I have a colleague who father was an author of some note, and who said that she learned from his example to not talk about … Continue reading Cover Reveal
Hey readers and friends! (I originally typed that as "readers and friend," which is probably far more accurate. But this isn't going to be a long post about my crushing loneliness! We can get back to that and all my other personality challenges soon enough.) This is going to be a short post, at least … Continue reading A Quick Post about Great Books
There is something special about a real live, out of the blue surprise. Every now and then it's actually a pleasant thing, this crazy shaft of light out of no where. In my writing career it's happened to me twice. No. That's a lie. In writing, to one degree or another, every time I sit … Continue reading Something of a Surprise
July tends to be a productive month for me. Maybe it's the warm weather, the sunshine turning the old bod into a vitamin D factory. I don't know. But I do know this: The Terror of Tijuana will be released on August 2 That's right! Northern Lake Publishing will again take a chance on your's … Continue reading A Cover! A Release Date! An Engine?
If anyone truly follows this blog, then you'll probably realize that my latest novel, The Count of Carolina, was released on September 4, with pretty much no peeps from me. There were a number of reasons for this non-peepitude, not the least of which was the fact that the first book in the series, the venerable Beauty … Continue reading Whew!
I gave this blog entry a title which many people will recognize immediately as a quote from one of the great philosophers of our time, Mr. Willy Wonka. I did that because I'm talking about fixing things, about making them right. When I write a book, before even my advance readers get their hands on … Continue reading “Strike that… reverse it.”
And, if Paul McCartney has taught me nothing else, some are both. This is the second time I've mentioned Sir Paul in the last ten minutes. The previous was a jealousy laden Facebook message to a friend who has tickets to see him at the Carrier Dome here in Syracuse on Saturday. So he was … Continue reading Some Roads are Long, Some are Winding
Today marks the 46th anniversary of the birth of Theodore Cristy Varengo, my brother. I chose this day to release the second book in the Cerah of Quadar series to honor him, (he is mentioned first on the dedication page). We lost Cris in 2014, and I have missed him every day since. I just … Continue reading Many Hidden Rooms is Released!