Later that day the offending book was no longer available. I guess having the US Government as a client and a team of lawyers at your beck and call makes a difference.
Research doesn't always go the way we plan, though. Back in the mid-90s I was writing a sci-fi novel set three hundred years in the future when sex work would be legal and respected. In order to give my character, Jazmine, an authentic voice, I travelled to Nevada to interview a sex worker in a legal brothel.
Yes, I know it has been awhile since I've posted any words of wit and wisdom here, but it's not like I haven't been writing, I just haven't been writing here. I finished the first book in my retiree mystery series (it's being read by an agent at the time of writing) and started the... Continue Reading →
We have a simple back yard at the beginning of its evolution. We inherited a deck a rough shed, a patch of grass, and that's about it. I am many things, but at the top of the list is 'cheap'. I hate paying for electricity when I don't have to. I wanted to string lights... Continue Reading →
Most writers I know are on a limited budget for advertising and promotion, especially the self-published ones. Even the writers with traditional publishers may have to foot the bill for some or all promotional supplies. I, myself, am both self-published (4 books) and traditionally published. When I've done book signings in the past I had some... Continue Reading →
Being Christian, I have a problem with the phrase, "Happy Easter". I find that the bunnies, spring, and chocolate part are fun and more universal, but I find that from the Crucifixion to the Resurrection, there's nothing to be HAPPY about during the weekend. For me it's a time of reflection about what I can... Continue Reading →