Category Archives: writing

Coming Off the Bench

Today marks three months since  Mom’s passing. As hectic as the six months of her illness and hospitalization were for me, I knew that they wouldn’t even hold a candle to the craziness that was about to hit me after I got that fateful phone call, and I was right. These past three months have been a real rollercoaster, and even though there have been some high points in there — like the publication of my novel, The Prostitutes of Lake Wiishkoban (please buy your copy today)…

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That Kind of Writer

Did you know that earlier this month I published my novel The Prostitutes of Lake Wiishkoban, and it’s now available in both paperback and Kindle editions? Well, be prepared to hear an awful lot about it in the coming months. As the popular kids say these days, sorry not sorry. Thinking back to my earlier years, I can still remember the gleeful joy that I felt when I first discovered the amazing power to put shocked expressions on old people’s faces by shouting the wonderful four-letter words…

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Dull to Myself

Part of why I haven’t blogged so much this calendar year has been that I’ve been busy with other things, namely other writing projects. That’s especially been the case this summer, since I didn’t wind up with a class to teach; between the start of May and the end of June my fiction-writing total alone reached over 250,000 words.  I haven’t been quite so productive this month, in part because I’ve needed to shift my focus back to editing what I’ve already written (you just…

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.musecast Episode 11: Reboot

After a hiatus of more than six months, I’ve decided to reboot the .musecast. I have some small(ish) news on The Prostitutes of Lake Wobegon in this episode, but I also talk about what caused the hiatus and my thoughts about the future of the .musecast. Any feedback from all of you would be appreciated. .musecast Episode 11: Reboot Link list for Episode 11: My Olander Park photos from 2013.05.16 The Olander Park System (official site) My Amazon.com wishlist (I still need that Flip camera)

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It All Begins Again

About a month ago I got word that my unpublished novel The Prostitutes of Lake Wobegon had made the second round of this year’s Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in the General Fiction category. This was certainly nice, but given how many steps there are in the Amazon contest, I didn’t make too big of a deal out of it at the time. I posted about it on my Twitter and Facebook, but I wanted to see if I got through to the quarterfinals before I made a…

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