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New Idea

May 10, 2013


Gonna keep writing. Like normal.   I’ve written a lot of books, but none of them have been picked up by traditional publishing, which is okay. I understand it’s a business and sometimes you just don’t strike when the iron is hot. No biggie. However, I have written quite a few books I think people […]

Gatekeepers and why we need them.

March 27, 2011


You all know what a proponent of gate keeping I am. In regard to books, I will always be a fan of gatekeepers. Whether it be literary agents, editors, etc.  Now that more and more folks can e-publish their books, so many people are decrying the “publishing machine” and it’s ability to keep all these […]

The End of Books

December 26, 2010


I have had all my kids here this Christmas and all their friends have come over. All in all, there’s been a ridiculous measure of youth around the house…and I’ve noticed something. A. None of these kids read. B. They all use devices (phone, ipod, ipad, etc) that permit them to stretch out in bed, […]

Don’t go into the Room

November 30, 2010


Just finished Room: A novel. I have one word for it: meh. I battled through the beginning scenes with the narrative from the 5 year old’s POV. I was interested (since I never read the back of books, I only knew the overall premise, not the entire story) in why he was locked in the […]

E-book reader thoughts

September 6, 2010


Been looking long and hard at the e-book readers lately, and I think I have a thought–I think. One brand is doing the exact right thing to succeed, while the others–not so much. You’ve got your Nook,your Sony, your Kindle, iPad, Alex, eReader, Pandigital, Kobo, Cool-er, Astak, and of course smart phones. (Bet you didn’t […]

New Kindle

July 30, 2010


Well, the Kindle 3 is out soon. I see the price for the non-3G version is only $139.  Not too bad.  I think $99 dollars is the price point where they will explode into mainstream.  But while $139 isn’t bad, we still have to remember, it’s a one-trick pony (and NO, I don’t have a […]

You Can’t Play your Library on the Radio

January 11, 2010


I’ve been contemplating this whole “e-book” thing lately and started thinking about the future. Let me qualify myself first, so you know where I’m coming from. I have been in information technology professionally for almost twenty years. I have held positions from technical support (back when the U.S. had all the technical support) to IT […]