Self Publishing roots

Self-publishing has been around for years. There are even a number of big name authors such as John Grisham who got themselves started that way. But when I started writing in 2004 it was still a boutique industry and severely frowned upon by the traditional publishing people. A few companies were beginning to delve into […]

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FLYING

I am a pilot and have been since 1977. I have a love of anything that gets off the ground and have tried most of them. One of the highlights of my flying career was when I got to fly-in to the Experimental Aircraft Association air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin back in the mid 80’s. […]

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TED talks

If you’ve never gone to the website TED.com you really should. They feature short talks by people with amazing ideas about art, technology and business and how those ideas can come together. Here is one by the Author of Eat, Love, Pray that I particularly enjoyed. This woman has to be a genius and is […]

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The unexpected journey

The thing is,when I started writing about 8 years ago, I didn’t know i was entering into the vanguard of a new era in the publishing industry…. But I was. Self Published and Print-on-demand were terms that referred to that garbage that people who couldn’t be published traditionally resorted to. But boy was that about […]

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Hallucination High

  This is what I woke up dreaming about a couple of weeks ago. And you wonder why I write books?   I strolled through the maze of tall buildings supported one level above ground by a myriad of giant square columns. Books rested in my hands. One was an address book of some sort […]

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Reflections upon a Dream

    I tossed and turned, Last night’s repose Gave troubled dreams And tangled bedclothes. I suffered in slumber For considered acts, That as of yet, Are not even facts. Yet dreaming gave me A most rare look, At how I will feel, For actions I took. How strange to suffer In darkest night, For […]

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Why did I write Dark Canvas

I’ve had several people ask me this and the simple answer might be, “Because I could”, but I think it goes deeper than that. I have been writing something or other all my life. I’ve been writing poetry since I was in the fourth grade and as the years went by I became a more and […]

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Willpower

I found myself thinking about willpower years ago when I was in college. I even went so far as to take a sort of self-hypnosis class to improve my willpower. Well it certainly worked for the first year at least. It was just prior to my senior year in college, and I was behind in […]

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Things we love to do

You know as the years go by we sometimes forget or neglect the things we enjoy the most (sometimes people included). I had a weekend here recently where I had the opportunity to enjoy two of the things I love. Flying and gymnastics. I got to go fly on a B-25 bomber. The ones that […]

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