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The Dreaded Question: Have You Read My Book?

One of the strange things about being an author is the moment someone recognizes your name and says, “I have your book.” My first impulse, often uncontrollable, is to ask, “Have you read it yet?” This can be particularly awkward …

I’m behind on this week’s blog posts. There is an entire scheme when you’re a writer. It’s called Building A Platform. If you’ve attended any kind of a writing conference, you’ve heard this phrase. I see a lot of writers …

I won’t dispute television is a time leech. Growing up as part of the television generation, I consider the days with only three channels nostalgic. The Beard and I gave up live television six or seven years ago. Yes, we …

This topic came up at dinner with friends this past weekend. My friend, Ron, is an energetic, passionate guy. He’s a declared non-reader. A declared non-reader who devoured my book on his week vacation in Mexico. “I’ll admit if Jodie …

Why, Oh Why Is Your Protagonist Such An Asshole

I’m on a blog post roll this week. It makes up for the weeks I fall behind. Okay, that’s what I tell myself. In any case, I’ve received several emails and comments in the past couple of weeks about one …

Rediscovering Me At Readcon

I spent Saturday teaching two workshops and mingling with authors and readers alike at the Greeley Readcon Books and Brews. Funny enough, spooling up before the event, I suffered some butterflies at sharing the same docket as Todd Mitchell. If …

The Leaves And I Sigh: A Writer’s Melancholy

If you don’t know this about me, I’m not a fan of winter. I know, I know, Colorado winters are mild compared to some. I’m a Mexican Apache Aztec with zero enthusiasm for the cold. Oh sure, I can sit …

A Writer’s Donut Shop Blues

The Beard and I generally eat a Paleo diet. Celiac and colon cancer run in my family. The dotter has a wheat allergy and is lactose intolerant. After a sugar/grain carb cleanse, I discovered a sensitivity to grains. I say …

  I’m grinding my teeth. My Apache blood rage boils. I’m working remotely today at a write-in with my writing guild. People drive me crazy. One of the reasons I don’t mind working at home is the peace and serenity …

The secret to happiness is a house cleaner. I’m not turning down a multi-million dollar best seller. Love and partnership are great. Children….that’s an up and down ride at best. A clean house…..no parallel. I stumbled upon this secret several …

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