WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Speak(ing of) memory

  An old friend from college contacted me out of the blue the other day — via Twitter, of all things. (If she’s reading: Hi, Luanne!). It had been a … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 18 Comments

Sony gets on the stick…at last

It only took three months, but the Sony Reader Store is now offering Yesterday Road. Purchase it ry-chere. Oh, and by the way, don’t forget that the price is going … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Naming rights

A great character name has turned up in my spam file. Feel free to use it, writers! I make no claims on it: Capt. Lamory Marden

January 29, 2014 · 6 Comments

I will not use the easy pun when writing about Jennifer Weiner

So I managed to make my way through the recent New Yorker profile on Jennifer Weiner. Oh boy. I tried to read a Jennifer Weiner book once. I gave it … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 10 Comments

Pete Seeger

I couldn’t let the death of Pete Seeger pass without an acknowledgment. He’s been my hero for a long time. I even modeled my young self after him for a … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 10 Comments

Kafka lives!

Well, that was certainly interesting. In case you missed it, What The Hell was suspended for three days. Apparently, something I posted on Saturday triggered some kind of automatic anti-spam … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 10 Comments

Haiku for the hell of it

January 27, 2014 · 14 Comments

Careful with your clicks!

Maybe you’ve noticed the web site “semalt.com” in your Referrers box on the WordPress stats page. I started seeing it a couple of days ago and got curious. Who knows? … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Sad. Looks like another young lady sold her soul to the devil

This is Macyn Taylor, and she’s going straight to hell. She can cavort there with Robert Johnson and Alicia, I guess. Anyone who tackles Tommy Emmanuel with such aplomb had … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

If self-publishing is like building a house, what are Amazon rankings?

Vis-a-vis the shot in the arm that Ereader News Today provided yesterday (carrying into today), I find it peculiar that selling sixty-odd books in 24 hours is enough to catapult … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · 10 Comments