There are indeed times when I distrust myself, my choices. I look around me and see only evidence of my inadequacy, indeed my own foolishness. I can find not one scrap of a hint of a partial clue that I am worth the ink in my fountain pen. And if at one point or another … Continue reading Times of Doubt
Don't miss this, thriller fans! This one is still picking up steam, but you're not going to want to wait. Oh, unless you don't like free books. (Weirdo) [Ed. Note: We do not support the author's name-slinging.] Gripping Reads offers 29 books to choose from, or grab all 29! Murica! [Ed. Note: We do not … Continue reading Gripping
With nothing but respect for AA, no. Those are not the steps I'm talking about. Nor am I referring to any of the many sets of simply ridiculous steps that seemed so popular in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. In Syracuse there are a few examples of these, although it was an even … Continue reading The Steps
Early Reflections This year. This insane year. I find myself at a level of reflection that I generally reserve for New Years Eve sorts of posts. "Oh, what a zany year it's been! The kids are all fine, but Pops has taken up hemp farming..." That sort of thing. But, to quote the band Genesis, … Continue reading 2020. Amiright?
A Cover! A Release Date! An Engine?
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?
Things That Need To Happen
Here's what's happening in frigid Central New York at present! First of all, my new pup Miles has nearly doubled in size since we got him. He may have doubled in cuteness as well. I'm less sure about that because I don't have an accurate tool to measure cuteness. I guess I'll let you decide. … Continue reading Things That Need To Happen
It's 2019. I'm sure most of you are aware of this by now, and those who aren't... well I tip my cap. Your New Year's Eve celebration must have been epic. I'm not a New Years resolution sort of guy. Haven't been for a long time. I don't really know why I stopped the practice, … Continue reading Newness
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!
“Strike that… reverse it.”
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.”
Something I Never Do
I almost never write blog posts two days in a row, especially about the same thing, but I'm making an exception. Because for a brief shining moment today, The Beauty of Bucharest was officially a best seller on Amazon, coming in at #94 in the Espionage category. But I don't expect you to take my … Continue reading Something I Never Do