Monthly Archives: November 2013

What’s in a name?

I never imagined that the hardest part of getting my first novel ready would be picking a name for it. When I first started, I had a name in mind. That was chosen from the heart, and it seemed perfect

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Createspace now offers “matte” finish for book covers

This was the one thing that I did not like about publishing through Createspace – they did not offer a “matte” cover option. So self-published titles through CS were always “glossy”. So when I came across this offering while trying

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β€œIt was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” β€” George Orwell, 1984. What an opening sentence, you know right away that you are in for an unusual ride. As I work on the final

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Quote of the Day – November 7, 2013

“Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.” -Helen Keller

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