• A promise to my readers

    January 19, 2015

    I’m sure everyone has heard about the disturbing events of this last October, so we definitely don’t need to rehash that. Those cases were extreme and rare, probably once-in-a-lifetime occurrences. But the unfortunate reality is that—even if it’s not to the same extent—reviewers being confronted by angry authors is a common problem that does not…

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  • Top 10 Most Influential Books

    January 8, 2015

    A while back, I got tagged in one of those memes that was floating around: the top ten books that have stayed with you over the years; not necessarily your favorites, but ones that influenced you. The meme instructions said “don’t think about it too much,” but I did think about it quite a bit.…

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  • New Year’s News

    January 1, 2015

    2014 was a difficult year. It was a hard year for me, personally, because of a couple of severe health problems that really got in the way of getting a whole lot of much accomplished. And I know it was a difficult year for the world, too; I think I was more stressed out by…

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