Happy New Year

I wish you a very happy 2019! After all, it starts with a lunar eclipse on January 20th called the “Super Blood Wolf Moon,” so what can possibly go...

A Consultant’s Letter To Santa

One read I always look forward to this time of the year is The Economist’s special Christmas issue. This is a double one and crammed with fun articles I savor during the holidays. This year’s issue had a hilarious take on consultants, describing what they...

Some Good News

Most of my days end up in sheer exhaustion, as juggling a dynamo of a toddler, a day job, and my writing career, leave me drained. And most of the days all of these can be rather thankless. For example, my sales have been pretty meh this month, especially compared...

Things We Say Today Which We Owe To Shakespeare

I found this on Facebook and just had to share (and yes, I know it’s “bated breath,” not “baited breath”). If you enjoy reading about Shakespeare, you may enjoy this post about he died a nobody and his works then got famous almost by...

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...