Fiction by a female =/= “uplifting” or “inspirational” (AND: free ebook today)

Before I get to promoting the Kindle book giveaway you see to the left (happening today because the war that inspired it began on today’s date in 2003), I’d like to respond to something I read in a recent review of that book. Writers are rightly warned about responding to reviews. Whether someone liked or […]

FREE KINDLE BOOK this weekend, Feb. 23/24!

Pretty Much True…, recently featured on Faith Middleton’s Book Show (NPR), is free on Kindle this weekend. I’m a fan of free things. And if you are, too, pick up a free copy of Pretty Much True…! (Live in the UK? Here’s yours.) Promotion ends Sunday, Feb. 24. I hope you’ll take advantage! I’ll be […]

The looming extinction of everyday art & history

I was lightly accused, in a recent discussion on the Kindle Boards, of “railing against” ebooks when I posted the following message: There’s been a lot of talk lately about ebooks, the death of the print book, etc., and after reading yet another such article (on my computer, ironically) I immediately posted this facebook status: […]

Two things…the giveaway and something new

Since offering a free coupon code for Homefront (featured, at left, in the December issue of Military Spouse Magazine, but by no means  meant only for the military spouse), I’ve received a number of emails of request from people who have been given Kindles for Christmas (what a great gift!). Thank you, sincerely, for your […]

Carol’s Aquarium reviewed by POD People

Minimalist at its finest… There are quite a few stories in the collection having to do with a woman’s anxiety as she awaits the return of a man at war. I believe Ms. Tsetsi has some experience with that, and so it didn’t surprise me that it would be one the major themes explored in […]