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The Dark Side of Working with Publishers

Specifically Small, Independent Presses

I’m a caring, sharing sort of person. I like to toot my own horn when I accomplish things, and give a nod to my friends when they do. 235 more words

Random Rambling

Retirement Is Murder – “Clues”

Retirement Is Murder by Susan Santangelo

This is not a book you would expect. The narrator is in her sixties and she gets her husband (unhappy with work) to plan for retirement (or so she thinks. 102 more words


How to Be Manly for a Year: A Great Yes

Yes is my favorite word. This week marks the one year anniversary of one of the greatest yes answers of my career.

When Rachel Miller and Anna McCormally of Giant Squid Books told me they wanted to publish my YA novel How to Be Manly, they offered a big, beautiful yes that changed everything. 900 more words


Writing about Reading: More Library eBook Hosting Expansion

This was originally over on The Digital Reader yesterday, but I wanted to get it posted over here as well, as it’s a pretty big deal. 622 more words


The Power Politics


Antonio Gramsci, an Italian philosopher and theoretician, coined the popular term “hegemony”. Hegemony simply means the dominance/ governance of one social group over the others. This literary term can been used and perceived in many different ways. 449 more words