At wit’s end with writing

I honestly don’t know what to do. I can’t seem to get anyone interested in my writing. It’s not because it’s not good enough; it’s mainly because it’s not famous enough, and it’s never going to be “famous” enough because no one reads it. I guess what gets on my nerves is that I tend to support all of my … Read More

duaneAt wit’s end with writing

Novella and poetry collection available for free on Amazon all this week

My novella, All Roads Lead to Pine Bush, the story of a travel writer who discovers all of his articles keep leading him to the same place, is available for free on Amazon for the next five days.  You can get it here. My poetry collection, License to Quill, is also available for free for the next five days on … Read More

duaneNovella and poetry collection available for free on Amazon all this week

Free promotion for newly released book

For the following week, Monday through Friday, Amazon is offering my books Darkened Passages (a new dark fantasy short story collection released over the weekend) and the book that was previously published before it, Deadly Deceptions (a mystery/suspense novel published last year) for free if you have Amazon Prime. So, hopefully people take advantage of it. If you do, please … Read More

duaneFree promotion for newly released book

The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond; a book no MA grad student could have gotten by a thesis committee

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond My rating: 3 of 5 stars Diamond does a great job analyzing primitive societies from the perspective of an up-close observer, but one of the problems he suffers from is a massive case of anecdotal evidence that may or may not apply to larger populations. His … Read More

duaneThe World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond; a book no MA grad student could have gotten by a thesis committee

Yet another job slips through my fingers

I applied for a job where I currently work. I was totally qualified for it, and I would have done a great job with it. Made it to the second interview. And the interview went great. The next week, I was informed that I was “second” in the running, so the job went to someone else. I can’t tell you … Read More

duaneYet another job slips through my fingers

Why I won’t be buying the new Kindle Fire HD or whatever it’s called

For some bizarre, masochistic reason, I have bought practically every version of the Kindle that has been made. The last one I bought was the Kindle Fire when it first came out. And that device is the reason I have decided to pass on anything in the future made by Kindle. My needs are pretty simple. What I wanted was … Read More

duaneWhy I won’t be buying the new Kindle Fire HD or whatever it’s called

Author’s Guild gains class action status vs. Google but do they really represent all authors?

There’s an interesting case that’s making headlines right now about how Google was attempting to push the Author’s Guild out of the suit to sue Google for its Google Books initiative (where they would be the end all source for practically everyone’s book material with their all-inclusive Google Library). Yesterday, a judge determined that Google can’t push the Author’s Guild … Read More

duaneAuthor’s Guild gains class action status vs. Google but do they really represent all authors?