What If They Don’t Like Me (or What If They Do)?

What If They Don’t Like Me (or What If They Do)?

Gathering reviews is just one element of the multi-headed monster that is marketing. I’ve gotten where I (think) I can write books passably well, but marketing myself is a different animal. Some people are just born to shout things from the rooftops, and there are others of us who just wish the rooftop shouters would just keep it down — we don’t want to compete with them and we’ve got writing to do, dammit!

Maggie Was a Good Girl

Maggie Was a Good Girl

Working from home, Maggie quickly became my Vice President of Canine Affairs, and gave me that certainty of being able to take part in a quick belly rub, a game of fetch or tug of war, or just a sympathetic ear when I needed to vent. When I’d inevitably read one of those articles online about a dog who recovered after being abused by someone, or how the loss of a dog affected its owner (if you’re reading this, I’m assuming you can relate), I’d stop what I was doing, go find her usually asleep on the couch, and give her a snuggle. She’d wake up, wonder what I was on about, and then allow it. We had a rhythm and it worked.

Resistance: Standing in Your Own Way

Resistance: Standing in Your Own Way

I’ve gone through all the self-doubt, second-guessing and “what does it all mean” phases that I expected to while writing, but recently I ran into a wall I didn’t see coming while getting this book of short short stories ready for the world.

There was a very real, very strong internal resistance I found myself facing that was completely unexpected.

Review: Lucy

Review: Lucy

Director: Luc Besson Staring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman There’s a good idea at the heart of Lucy, and some really good concepts. The performances are fine and it’s much more of a “thinking” movie than we’re used to during the summer months, and that’s a...