Book Biz Rules and Riddles 004

DON’T PAY FOR THE PRIVILEGE There’s something my father taught me when I was a teenager: “Never pay for the privilege of working for someone.” What I’ve added these words of warning is, “Go to shields-full anytime someone tells you it’s ‘good exposure.’” Whenever I hear that phrase, I think of a quote from the … Read more…

In the Aftermath of Multi-Culturalism in Steampunk

This weekend I attended COSine 2017, a very small convention held by and for writers in the Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. It is a volunteer-staffed enterprise where even the panelists pay to participate. I mention this because I go to conventions across the country—twenty cons in 2016 and seventeen cons in 2015. I can assure … Read more…

A Sort of Validation….

I just received a most enjoyable email from someone who attended a panel I was involved with at MileHiCon. There are times when I have at least a little doubt about the path I’ve chosen, but then little rays of sunshine pop up and keep me  on the trail with a smile on my face. Here’s … Read more…


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