Given my relatively low author profile, when I think about it I am awestruck at how many of my books have been bought over the years. But this 2020 is not just any year; these are extraordinary times.
It has been another tough week for many of us. Thus 2020. So I think what this blog requires some lightheartedness and maybe even a cup of hot cocoa.
There seems something in the American psyche that is incapable of treating French people, as, well, ordinary people. That is probably because it is drilled into the American subconscious by now almost from birth that “the French” stand out among Europeans as particularly “mean”…
I HATE talking politics on here. However, there are those moments in our lives when SOME things MUST be made ABSOLUTELY clear.
Now, back to books…
I voted for her in 2016. I did so because she was much more experienced and competent than him. And I feel 2020 has PROVEN that to be correct.
This 2020 one suspects must be a lot like how it felt during the Great Depression of the 1930s amidst Hollywood’s “golden age,” when millions around the world flocked to cinemas for a few hours to forget their problems and see the “stars” they adored.
Traveling as much as I have since my early twenties, I have come to understand that the wider the variety of those you come to know, the more you do learn – or you should learn.
Maybe as a consequence of my stance I don’t attract quite as many readers overall. I don’t care. My conscience is clear.
I opened in 2013 with a modern travel novel, and two sequels, set in the 1990s and written of course in our current day English. If you have been with me since before 2017, you know. If you don’t…
Once upon a time, a novel was enough. No more. Now it seems social media promo “trailers” are becoming more and more of a thing.
I have given in: here is my first book(s) “trailer”…
I did not create this web site until December 2013 – which was after I had published my first book: I believed I had to have stuck my neck out fully before I could offer reasonable opinions on writing and authoring. Having created an “author Twitter account” in August 2019 – after four additional books, and nearly six years since that first – and observing what I see on that platform, I detect some tweeting writers are full of (to be polite) hot air.
Yesterday was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birthday. He was born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota…
Recalling his birthday led me to want to visit once more with a relatively random few of Twitter’s writers…
I presume if you are reading this that this letter has reached you safely.
A few minutes of authoring fun.
These were written by a few of literature’s great authors, who have been read for generations so far and are likely to be read for many generations to follow us.
Note the highlighted sentence in each picture.
That ignoramus who does not know one of the most basic facts about the history of the presidency actually has the nerve to lecture professional historians that he knows what constitutes “patriotic” history.