On the Theft of Ebooks

Note: This post was originally scheduled for late 2014. It didn’t post to MailChimp, so I’m posting it again now. I’ve revised the original post so it’s up to date.Hi Folks, This is a necessary post. There is a subculture out there who seems to believe anything electronic is up for grabs, that it belongs to everyone at once. It doesn’t. My unintentional mentor, Dean Wesley Smith, recently (as I write this) posted a blog regarding … Read more


Hi Folks, Distractions happen. They do. Sometimes there’s nothing you can do about them. But if you’re a mechanic and you get a phone call (distraction) and your spouse or significant other shows up unannounced for lunch (distraction) or a chunk of spy satellite falls out of the sky and flattens the dry cleaner across the street (distraction), you look, you take care of it, and you go back to work on the engine or the … Read more

“Real” Books vs. Ebooks

Hey Folks, Note: If you’re one who prefers reading paper books over ebooks, that’s fine. I’m happy for you. Enjoy. This post is not to bash you, but to shed some light on some misconceptions that have been circulating far too long. On my Facebook pages, I recently announced the BundleRabbit bundle (Guns of the West) that includes two of my books, two of DWS’ books, and one each by five other writers. (You can see … Read more

Happy Independence Day

Hi Folks, No writerly wisdom today, except an exhortation to enjoy your freedom. Oh, and thanks for participating in celebrating my wife’s birthday. (grin) Enjoy the food and drink. Enjoy the fireworks and music. Celebrate the fact that the sun came up on another day. Enjoy the children and grandchildren and parents and grandparents and brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles and cousins and friends and all the other loved ones you are blessed to … Read more