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Summer is winding down...

Don’t hate me–I know that for most of you, summer ended awhile ago.

But, here in Spain, I don’t start working again until Oct. 3rd. That means that next Monday, I will have to transition back to being an English teacher. 262 more words


Book Recommendation: Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

Karen Russell’s Swamplandia! is a great read. Check out this review by Janet Maslin from The New York Times.


No. 3195

Still There. By CpSingleton © 2016

I miss that room.

It was deep red and


In its simplicity.

The oak beams

Spoke of yesteryear; 111 more words


Why #Publishers must go mobile

In its annual summary of ISBNs registered for self-published works, Bowker reported that nearly 730,000 were issued in 2015, up from 153,000 in 2010. The numbers cover ISBNs issued for both print and digital formats. 184 more words


Taking the next step

BiaAtlas book update.

I have decided to start querying agents. I worked on my Synopsis and Query letter and got them to a decent quality. My manuscript is still too high on word count, however I decided to go ahead even though the revision is… 685 more words


Typesetting - a dying art?

When I started work in the printing industry in 1977, type was still set using the ‘hot metal‘ process, and the job of… 188 more words

The one kind of review that really gets my goat

Photo: Journal of Universal Rejection coffee mug (crop), by Tilemahos Efthimiadis via flickr.com, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Peer review gets a lot of grief.  It’s one of the things… 597 more words