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Happy Gnu Ear

First, an announcement: I’m raising the prices of my ebooks early in 2016, so if they’re on your TBR list and you’d like to pick up a copy at bargain … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 7 Comments

“The Victorians had some really strange ideas about what served as an appropriate Christmas greeting”

Christmas can be weird. You know it’s true. You can tell by this history of Christmas cards, covering the late Victorian era & forward. This is it for me this … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

Yesterday Road – a review

Originally posted on reading recommendations reviewed:
Yesterday Road by Kevin Brennan Purchase copies here A coming-of-old-age beauty, destined to become a classic… It isn’t often that the sheer beauty of…

December 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

When did Santa skew scary?

Maybe it was always thus, but I think there’s a proliferation of scary Santas these days. Seems likes it’s less Ho Ho Ho and more Muahahaha. Anyway, check out the … Continue reading

December 20, 2015 · 14 Comments

Hint hint: Town Father would make a great gift

Not to sound like a broken mp3 (stuck on perpetual repeat), but it’s not too late to order a paperback of Town Father for Xmas-time giving. Thanks to Max Scratchmann, … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · 6 Comments

The economics of writing: more and more it’s pay-to-play

Here’s an interesting piece in Literary Hub about how the literary world is pretty much closed to those who can’t afford the price of admission. I’ve had this belief for … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · 17 Comments

More What The Hell gift ideas

You know you have to have an Edgar Allen Poe lunchbox. I offer this as a prompt to find a way to get someone to give you an Edgar Allen … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 9 Comments

Shamefully late letter to someone I used to know

Hello LRL, How are you? I am fine. I know it’s been a very long time — going on forty years, actually — but it’s not for lack of thinking … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 · 14 Comments

Booktrope: a team-engine to publish your book

Last week I stumbled on an intriguing wrinkle in, let’s call it, “indie publishing” — a newish platform called Booktrope. Unlike Smashwords, CreateSpace, or Kindle Direct Publishing, Booktrope is team-based … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · 17 Comments

Town Father is…still available…

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December 10, 2015 · 1 Comment