For those who read my blog, you’ve heard me mention a blogging buddy I’ve had for a long time. Here’s a link to his blog, and his name is Ryan. I think it’s like six or seven years now I’ve been following him. But it could be longer. The time flies so fast I lose track.
Well. I just wanted to send a shout to Ryan, and tell him I love this new group he started on facebook. It’s a private group celebrating the nude male body. Oh yeah, male nudity. That’s right, male nudity. The emotional folks over at a few romance web sites wouldn’t know what to make of it and they’d probably drop their half-glasses and the tight little buns at the back of their heads would explode. They might even shudder and cross their legs.
But this is the kind of group that’s fun and entertaining. And with so much boring, cute crap out there sometimes on publishing blogs…not to mention all the serious depressing crap…it’s nice to see something that’s fun for a change. I just hope facebook doesn’t decide to censor it. They’ve been known to do that, you know. Facebook isn’t a democracy. Because if it does, I might have to talk to Ryan about starting our own little fun web site/social network like this and facebook can go to hell.
I just wanted to write a quick thank you post for the e-mails I’ve received about FIELD OF DREAMS. As I’ve stated, I was a little hesitant about doing an anthology like this, because I’m so fond of reading individual short story e-books myself.
But so far I’ve had so many nice e-mails from readers I’m glad we did this book. I’d also like to thank Lori Perkins. She’s been asking me about this for over a year now and I kept putting it off to write novels. It took about a year to get it all together. For some reason I can’t explain, the short story process takes longer for me than writing a full length novel. But I’m glad I finally focuesed on it and got it out there.
I’m also working on something interesting right now. I can’t go into details about it at this point, but it’s something I normally don’t do because it’s very intimidating for me. All I can say right now is that it’s something I wrote six years ago and put on a back shelf. It’s been in the back of my mind all this time and I finally decided to take it out and rewrite it. I’ll post more about this in the future.
And, there’s a new short story coming out titled, ANOTHER REGULAR BUD. This isn’t actually a series with the same characters as A REGULAR BUD. But the theme is the same. A REGULAR BUD has never stopped selling…to my complete surprise…and I figured that if readers like it I might as well write something else with the same theme.
I’ve ranted a few times in the past about how I think some reviews and ratings on places like goodreads and amazon are bogus. We all know they are there and there’s little we can do about them.
But we need book reviews, both readers and authors. It’s a system, though sometimes flawed, that works in a general sense.
I’ve been following the YA Mafia thing all week that’s been running rampant all over the net. If you don’t know about it, you can google “YA Mafia” and tons of info will pop up. There’s so much it’s not worth posting a specific link.
What I haven’t done in a long time is say thank you to the readers who do leave honest, well thought out reviews and ratings on places like goodreads, amazon, and allromanceebooks. As an author, I appreciate the good and the bad (I really do). I know you took the time out of your busy lives to read my book and I know you took the money out of your pocket to buy it.
I never take this for granted…ever! And I can’t thank you enough!!
I’d like to thank all the readers who’ve sent me e-mails about my new Christmas release, DOWN THE BASEMENT: SANTA SATURDAY.
I didn’t expect to receive feedback this soon. But I’m extremely grateful.
I’ll post more about the title of the book soon. There’s actually a story behind this title I think readers might find interesting.