Cancer Slayer: Post Script

Yesterday I had surgery to remove the medi-port that was installed a year ago ahead of chemo. Since then I've had six rounds of chemo, multiple echocardiograms, 11 infusions of Herceptin, a lumpectomy and lymphnode takey-outy, 30 sessions of radiation, a bone density test, I don't remember how many MRIs and blood tests and zillions... Continue Reading →

Book Release Day: Fantasy vs Reality

When I was a very young writer I had visions of my future book release days that were elaborate and glamorous. Parties with New York literati. Long lines at bookstores. Jetting off on a book tour to exotic locations. I even used to practice what I'd say when David Letterman interviewed me about my wildly... Continue Reading →

When to release and promote your books

There are those who say that authors should release a book simultaneously in digital and paper form. Their argument being that everyone who wants to read your book should be able to. If they want to give you money, why make them wait? Well, I’ll tell you. Every new format is a chance to promote your... Continue Reading →

Promoted Facebook Posts – An Experiment

I decided to celebrate the new year by announcing the title, plot, and expected publication date for my next Lexy Cooper mystery. I created a Goodreads entry using a color study Brett Parson did for Schooled, and posted the link on my Lexy Cooper Facebook page. Once posted, I saw an option to promote the... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Xbox LIVE!

You're getting to be a big boy now, XBL. Nine years old! Next year you'll be in the double digits and that's a big deal! I remember when you were a tiny little baby not yet born into the world. You held the hopes and dreams of all your mommies and daddies and aunts and... Continue Reading →

A Drinking Problem

No, I don't have one. Not drinking is my problem. Abstaining from alcohol or not being fully committed to gettin slizzard seems to be less socially acceptable than being a raging alcoholic.  Why is that? The last time I drank a lot of alcohol was three years ago about a month before I met my... Continue Reading →

Cool Search Stuff

So now that I am actually working on social media for reals (instead of just making shit up as I go), I am learning a TON. I thought I'd share a couple of cool tricks I've learned. Maybe this is old news to you guys, but in some ways I am an SM newb. Google... Continue Reading →

How to Find Me

Apparently I can be located at the intersection of Boob Avenue and Leaving Xbox Street. I've become sort of fascinated by the search terms that people use to find this blog. Sometimes there is just bizarre shit. But there are a couple of repeating themes: my chest and my leaving Xbox. Here's a sample of... Continue Reading →

Professional Head Shot?

For some reason, I need a 'professional-looking' headshot photo for my job. A company directory sort of thing, methinks. So, can you help me out? Because going through my work photos from my Xbox years...the word "professional" does not come to mind. Which one should I use?

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