Summer is about Change…

How’s your summer been? Busy like everyone else’s I bet. Summer is all about being, doing and going all things and places we don’t do during the school year – even those of us without kids in school any longer. Summer time is also about changes. Remember being in school going into the summer then […]

In Tribute to Ray Bradbury

Today story writing takes a back seat as I pay tribute to Mr. Ray Bradbury, who passed away at the age of 91, on June 5th, the same day I finally announced to the world “I am a writer.” Tonight his ever hopeful IBM Selectric typewriter now knows Ray will never regain the motor skills […]


A little more than a month ago I did a book review of Jeff Goins book, You Are A Writer [So Start Acting Like One] At the end of the review, I declared that You Are A Writer. What I failed to do is declare myself one. I’ve been writing blogs since 2000, and I’ve […]

Neil Gaiman Interviews Stephen King

How cool is this? Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Coraline, The Graveyard Book) recently posted an interview he had with Stephen King, on his blog. It’s the best King interview I have ever read. From my mid-teens I’ve been a fan. The first Stephen King book I ever read was The Shinning. It scared the shit out […]

Let’s Get Digital: A Review

I first came across David Gaughran in the comments sections of J.A. Konrath’s blog posts at the Newbie’s Guide to Publishing. David always gave insightful, levelheaded responses. In visiting his blog, I found well-written and informed articles about the state of today’s publishing industry at an international level as well as the journey he was […]

Kerouac-Burroughs Murder Cover Up

Being a fan of Kerouac, I was surprised when I read about this. Associated Press BY BRUCE DeSILVA “The Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks” (Grove Press, 214 pages, $24), by William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac: More than 60 years ago, when Jack Kerouac was 23 and William S. Burroughs was 30, they were […]

Michael Crichton Dies At 66

This is a shocker! From TV Guide: Michael Crichton, whose contributions to pop culture ranged from the human drama of ER and Disclosure to the sci-fi adventures Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain, has died after what his family called “a private battle with cancer.” He was 66. “While the world knew him as a […]

Novelist Tony Hillerman, Dies at 83

(New York Times) By Marilyn Stasio Tony Hillerman, whose lyrical, authentic and compelling mystery novels set among the Navajos of the Southwest blazed innovative trails in the American detective story, died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, The Associated Press reported. He was 83 and lived in Albuquerque. The cause was pulmonary failure, according to […]