July 2020 Is the year half over already? Yes, it is. There’s your answer right there. Now, you don’t have to search the inner recesses of your brain to recall how to do math … nor do you have to locate a calendar and count the months. You’re welcome. I’m sure many of you are... Continue Reading →
Dad’s Book is Out! Dad’s Book is Out!
Finally, the news you all have been waiting for! Well, at least the news I've been champing at the bit to tell you (yes, "champing" is the right word, believe it or not). But I digress. Dad's book is now a reality. Well, okay, it's been a reality for him for a bit now. But... Continue Reading →
Whiling away the hours, days, weeks, and more
While this quarantine/lockdown/Coronavirus thing is still throwing a wrench into people's lives, and likely will be for a while, I thought I'd share a few things I've been doing, and also have planned, to while away my time (It did not take a long while to figure out how to cram all those "whiles" into... Continue Reading →
Jan. 2020 Newsletter: It’s the Year of Hindsight (and Perfect Vision)
It's 2020, which is the year of perfect sight, hindsight and Barbara Walters. If you get all those references, you're cool. If not, looks like you've got some Internet searches to do. Raise your hand if you thought we'd have flying cars by now. Sorry, The Jetsons are post-apocalyptic, so you have to wait for... Continue Reading →
Moving on up (the sales list)
I don't often view the best-seller lists. I did when my first book was published in 2012. It was kind of fun checking the charts every few hours to see how many thousand spots my book had risen or fallen. I'm a stats guy (a former sportswriter). Now, I look maybe once a week or... Continue Reading →
Book Signing Bonanza tomorrow!
Here's the details on tomorrow's (tomorrow being Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019) Book Signing Bonanza at Viewpoint Books in Columbus, Indiana, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: The weather is going to be beautiful (sunny and 75-ish), so we’ll be outside on Sixth Street just west of Washington St. next to Viewpoint. Come by and... Continue Reading →
A new chapter in my career
So here's a bit of a major announcement regarding my career. After 34 years in journalism, including nearly 20 at my present company, I've decided to give full-time attention to being an author. My last day with a full-time day job will be Sept. 27. I've wanted to make this move for years ... ever since... Continue Reading →
Brave Wings magazine story
I'm in the midst of answering lots of poignant questions about my books that will be made to make me look good on the Brave Wings magazine website. At least I trust Kyrian Lyndon to do a great job, as she always does. In fact, you should check out her site right now. Go on,... Continue Reading →
Save money on admission to the Indianapolis Christmas Gift + Hobby Show
OK, it says "Click here" on the graphic. But I couldn't figure out how to add the link to that button. So click here instead and you can save $3 on admission to the Indianapolis Christmas Gift + Hobby Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Go to the website for all the details,... Continue Reading →
Helping celebrate a birthday
Kimberly S. Hoffman and I conducted a book signing to help Wild Geese Bookshop celebrate its second birthday on Saturday, Nov. 3. There were cupcakes, balloons, a food truck and lots of books. We enjoyed it immensely. The event coincided with the Downtown Franklin Holiday Open House. So there were people everywhere ... I mean everywhere!