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Fire and Rain

The moon is nearing full. I can see it outside my bedroom window. Clear sky. Cold. Back in Detroit. Back home. Who would believe that shit? Look down upon me, Jesus. This city is in the toilet. Is that the way it should be? Seen fire. Seen rain. Detroit inRead More …

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Never Say Never

The title of this post is a bit of a contradiction, not to mention a bit cliche, but, as far as sound advice goes, it has its salient points. Back in late 81 – or was it early 82? Winter in any event – I packed up the last ofRead More …

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Interview in an Athen’s Newspaper

There are a number of newspapers in Athens, Greece. Only one is printed in English. My publisher, Rebel ePublishers, and I have been trying to contact any of them, without success, since the release of Stealing the Marbles in September of last year. Early in May, from extreme left field,Read More …

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Humpday Dessert – 03/02/2011

I haven’t posted anything in nearly two weeks because I’ve been in the throes of giving up a 50 year habit. My brain is melting, the critters have all moved away from me on the Group W bench, the Dudes+1 have been out for so many walks they actually hideRead More …

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The Parthenon – Part 1

As Gerasimos abrasively points out in the first chapter of Stealing The Marbles, construction, under the supervision of the sculptor Phidias and the architects, Iktinos and Kallikrates, began on the present day Parthenon in 447 BC and was essentially completed by 432 BC, though work on the decorations continued untilRead More …

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Blank Screen Fever

I have a bad case of Blank Screen Fever. Back in the pre-computer days, this might of been thought of as Blank Page Fever. It’s similar to the White Line Fever truckers get when, after driving and staring at that never ending white line down the center of the road,Read More …

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Sunday Brunch – 11/21/2010

It’s been a hectic week between trying to crawl my exhausted self to the finish line of Meter Maids Eat Their Young and jumping back onto the promo wagon for Stealing The Marbles. Jayne, my editor over at Rebel, who has had to doff a PR hat to go withRead More …

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Sunday Brunch – 11/14/2010

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Sunday Brunch post, not since this blog was titled Only On Sunday. Looking back over this whole blog experience, and life in general, it’s weird how things have evolved over time. Resurrecting Sunday Brunch is, I’ll admit, a bit of a cop-out. I’mRead More …

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An Interview with Danny Samsel

I’m planning to start an Only On Sunday Author Interview series soon, along with a Hump Day Guest Blogger series. Further details will be available shortly. In the mean time, let me start the interview series out with an interview with the protagonist of my novel Stealing The Marbles, DannyRead More …

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Things I’ve Learned About Book Promo – Part 2

Summing up Things I’ve Learned About Book Promo – Part 1: stand-alone book site – Bad, stand-alone author site – Good, and, publishing a book means rarely having enough time to work on the next one. They say (not sure who ‘they’ are) that to make money, you’ve got toRead More …

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Things I’ve Learned About Book Promo – Part 1

There are 24 hours in the day. You use up about 8 sleeping. Another hour for a shit, shower and shave and maybe 2 in the pursuit of sustenance. Kick in another hour for aimless wandering and the occasional sweep of the vacuum cleaner and, if you don’t have aRead More …

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Lasso The Moon

Yesterday was my 62nd birthday. I never thought I’d make it this far in life, make it to a point where I could start taking back all that Social Security money the Gov’s been taking from my paychecks since I was 15 years old. Kind of a nice feeling, that.Read More …

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Caught Between the Promo and the Deep Blue Story

That cold I mentioned in my last, distant, post laid me low; nearly two weeks lost and another week trying to pull it back together. C’est la vie. Now that Stealing The Marbles is out there on its own, I find myself in a quandary; caught between the promo andRead More …

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For Want of an Editor

I bought a self-published, digital book the other day. I know the author and liked the idea behind the story so I threw my usual ‘check it out first’ caution to the wind and bought it. I’m not going to say who the author is or what the story isRead More …

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What’s It All About?

Ally Carter had a post on her blog a couple of days back where she talked about The Crazies. She summed up The Crazies this way: The Crazies are a hard thing to define, but most of us have had them—the what if this book sucks, what if this bookRead More …

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