Category Archives: Thoughts about Writing

Richard Powers

Richard Powers, Pulitzer Prize wining author of The Overstory, spoke at Petaluma Copperfield’s, in conversation with Cheryl, the store’s book buyer. I can throw around the usual words about Powers, like, genius. I think I’ll let his own words do … Continue reading

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Let’s Do a Writing Exercise

First of all, a quotation: “He rode into our valley in the summer of ’89. I was a kid then, barely topping the backboard of father’s old chuck-wagon. I was on the upper rail of our small corral, soaking in … Continue reading

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Readers’ Favorite

Readers’ Favorite gave Aluminum Leaves a 5-star rating. The reviewer said it was a fantasy “of majestic scale.” Overall, I’m pleased by the generous review, given by a reader who clearly “got” the story. Readers Favorite exists to connect readers … Continue reading

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So, What is Bookscan, Anyway?

When I set up my author page on Amazon, I discovered that one tool I can now use is NPD Bookscan. Bookscan is an arm of the Neilsen corporation, the same people who used to do television rating (I guess … Continue reading

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The Launch Party, Thoughts and Photos

I am overcome with appreciation and gratitude for the number of people who turned out for the launch party on Sunday, August 11. It was literally standing room only! While I knew nearly everybody there, three young Coast Guard members, … Continue reading

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The Launch Party is Today

I’ll just leave this here. Anything I wrote now would be the two-dimensional version of me screaming, “EEEEEEEEEE!” so maybe I’ll write more about it on the other side. Oh, there was a five-star review on Amazon, though.

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Cover Reveal: Aluminum Leaves

And here it is. Since the title is “Aluminum Leaves,” I really like the color of the font, and the font itself. It’s got a nice weathered-industrial look to it which does fit the story. And I love that book! … Continue reading

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Aluminum Leaves: Where You Can Get It

Here are The Deets, or at least the ones I have: Aluminum Leaves, a Broken Cities Novella, will be available from Falstaff Books on August 1, 2019. It will be for sale on Amazon, both hard-copy and electronic. Since it … Continue reading

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Aluminum Leaves has a Release Date!

Falstaff Books will release Aluminum Leaves on August 1, 2019! Before then, I will get page-proofs. This will the closest to what the book will really look like when it comes into the world! (I made that sound like an … Continue reading

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Cover Artist Chosen

The publisher of the fantasy anthology The Wand That Rocks the Cradle has chosen a cover artist. Her name is Melody Knighton. I confused myself. When I did a search, I found another Knighton, Monica Knighton, who is also an … Continue reading

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