The Perfect Halloween Story

I hadn’t scheduled something for Halloween, as I hadn’t really found something appropriate this year. Then, I came across this short story by Kittenwhiskers on Tumblr and I fell in love. Even though Halloween is now officially over, I hope you enjoy it as...

A Failure Primer

I’ve heard a lot of authors lately complain about their failing sales. Heck, even Mark Dawson was complaining that his sales have dropped. Explanations range from the impact of politics–from the midterms to the American President’s antipathy toward...

Electra on Izzy

This is a guest post by none other than the missus herself, who insisted she offers her side of the story. You may remember Electra from her popular post, The life of an author as lived by his wife (or husband) – an expose of this author’s life (and...

Introducing Izzy: The Kindle-Eating Dog

Readers of my blog may remember my obituary for Meli, our dog and faithful companion of 14 years. After over a year, we now have a new dog to introduce. To be honest, I still find it hard to move on, but the missus was sorely missing one, and I want to make her happy,...

All About Them Books

Mid-last-week, I ran into some computer trouble. This still has to be sorted out, so I thought I’d start the week with an awesome video, courtesy of the For Reading Addicts Facebook Group. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! All About Them BooksPowered By the...

Punny Animals

I haven’t posted any puns in a while, so here is a fine selection of animal puns from bluebird of bitterness. And if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like puns (seriously??), all I can say is… Punny AnimalsPowered By the Tweet This...

The Avengers Cheat Sheet

With all the Avengers: Infinity War hype you may be excused for feeling a tad confused as to who is who/does what in Marvel’s universe. Thankfully, Sonia Rao and Shelly Tan over at The Washington Post have come up with a handy, interactive cheat sheet that will...

How To Tame A Duck: Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s Mother’s Day today, and, in honor of my wife, I thought I’d share a little white lie that has helped us shave off half an hour off our daughter’s nighttime routine. For those who are not familiar with the wee one, she’s a sparkly,...

Virtual-reality Jacket Simulates Hugs-And More

Part of my WIP is imagining what life in a 100 years from now might be like. To do so, I’m building on exciting-sounding technology news which will probably be everyday affairs in a century. Having loved Virtual-reality goggles after trying them out a few months...

My WIP And Men And Women Descriptions In Literature

My current Work In Progress (WIP) is a sci-fi mystery romance taking place 100 years from now on a Greek island. Its working title is Clones (it will change) and yes, I know this is the first time I mention it. I started writing it with a male protagonist and a female...