Coincidentally, today’s the day I received a review of In This Love Together – Love, Failing Limbs and Cancer. When you’re writing about things as intimate as a marriage, inseminated deeply with love, you’re never sure if you see the width and breadth of the forest for at least one of the trees comprising […]Read More Kirkus Speaks About Intimate Things
The death of a beloved is an amputation. ~ C. S. Lewis ~ I’m fortunate. Not many writers are in a position to have two books launched at about the same time. While things are being worked out with Omonomany Publishing for final publication of my WWII fictionalized biography, The Third Reich’s Last Eagle (some early readers wanted […]Read More The Memoir Of A Beloved
In browsing through the latest copy of Writer’s Chronicle magazine my thumbing stopped on an interview with famed writer and writing teacher, Ursula K. Le Guin. I usually pass over interviews because they’re normally about the struggles of writers embedded in academia or some such, and they’re usually parroting the same stuff . As in “if […]Read More A Pittance For Your Soul, Mister?
Once established as a hybrid writer, why would you publish your own work, other than for monetary reasons? And by the way, self publishing isn’t always going to CreateSpace, iUniverse, etc. In my case I’ve bitten the bullet and established my own publishing business, Gridley Fires Books, LLC, and that’s strictly for monetary issues. […]Read More Rationalizing Self-Publishing
Some of you who read my posts here regularly have surely caught mention of my wife Becca, affectionately known via Gridley, as “the missus.” She has had health problems for some time; she’s suffered not only from the squamous cell carcinoma that ended her life but perhaps even more so from the radiation and chemo regimens […]Read More Farewell Sweetheart, Hello Cancer Patient
The Atlantic, January/February, 2014 Perhaps Editor-in-Chief James Bennet has developed the complex touch of a successful pro sports team coach. Or maybe the world is handing him better and better stories. Whatever the reason, this issue of The Atlantic is one of the best balanced, most newsworthy, and downright interesting issues yet. And that’s with […]Read More Atlantic Ascendant