Monday, August 6, 2012

I've got a new home!

Please follow this link to the new site for Hero.  --->
 Thanks and I'll see you there.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Great Weekend - Great Monday

I spent the weekend with friends up at their cabin in Big Bear. Most of Saturday was spent riding our motorcycles on the famous Route 66.
It was only a few years ago that all I knew about Route 66 was a cool song. Talk about a piece of Americana. This road goes about 2000 miles from one end of the country to the other. If you wanted to travel from the east coast to the west on one piece of road this was it.

We didn't do anything close to that and my rear couldn't be more thankful. We rolled up 200 miles and that was just fine. For lunch we stopped at the Bagdad Cafe which you may know of from the movie. Another thing I didn't know, and trust me when I tell you there's a lot that falls into that category, the Bagdad Cafe is a popular spot for French tourists.
So, while were having lunch a tour bus pulls up and the place fills with people taking pictures of just about everything. The next thing I know a woman is standing next to our booth and gesturing me to move over. My wife speaks French and said the woman wants to have a picture taken with me. Huh?

I was baffled but I scooted over and she sat down and put her arm around me. Well, who am I to say, 'no' to strange women cuddling up to me, so I put my arm around her, too. This only reinforced my wifes teasing me that I'm a flirt. No sooner had the picture been taken than another woman sat down next to me having her picture taken. Any thoughts of me being a babe magnet were chucked out the window when one of the men in the tour group was the next in line for a picture.

I was at a loss to know what the heck was going on and why, out of our group, I was picked to be in all these pictures until my wife said it just might have something to do with the Route 66 t-shirt I was wearing. Yes, a new personal best in cluelessness for me. (Pardon the helmet hair)

Sadly, weekends are over way too quickly and Monday is jibbering in ear. But, this Monday was much more welcome that others because as I was going through my email I discovered that my book is part of the Read and Review at the World Literary Cafe web site.

On top of that I also had a new 4 star review by fellow author Christine Cunningham. I can't think of a better way to start off a week than to get a good review and know people are enjoying my writing. If you haven't had a chance to get the book yet, follow the link in the upper right of my blog and settle back for some laughs and adventure.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

These Things Take Time

One of the things I'm enjoying is getting feedback from my readers and all of them have said they love my book. Oh yeah, that's hugely fulfilling and a great motivation, but...

Readers having, nearly, real-time access to me can be a double edge sword. As they finish the book they will tell me all the things they liked, the plot, characters, how this guy did this, or that thing worked for them, and so on, but without fail the question each of them have asked me is, 'When is the next book coming out?'

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Taking the 1st step for a second time

With the first book out and being moon eyed over seeing the cover advertised on Amazon and Barnes & Nobel my head began telling me I need to get going on the second book of the series.

I just got done. Don't I get any rest? In a word, 'No'.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I'm ready Mr. Disney!

Of the iconic things that define Disneyland is not what you think. it's not Mickey Mouse. Sure, it works for Disney, but I'm talking Disneyland folks.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My first sale!!!

I sold the first copy of my book! What an amazing feeling.
But wait, there's more. They left a great review.

Okay, it's only one review, but I'm doing the happy dance. People enjoying my stories is the best feeling  ever.

I'd write more but I can't keep my fingers on the keyboard.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Gandalf had it right

Having just published a book, which is by no means the same as crossing a finish line, gave me a breather and think about what's happened in my life as I wrote it.
There's been some pretty rough times and I wonder how I got to this far in mostly one piece. What's funny is how I can look at those moments with a different attitude, now, than was I was feeling at the moment it was happening. 

Charles R. Swindoll said, "I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it."