I recently read Howard Schultz's book, From the Ground Up. This was not the topic I was going to write about today. Especially since this happened over a year ago in real life. At some point, yes, I was going to let you know how my request for a blurb from Starbucks Founder, CEO... Continue Reading →
A dream for my novel
"Society often forgives the criminal....it never forgives the dreamer. - Oscar Wilde I am willing to write this post on the proposition that anyone reading it has had daydreams for their novel, whether it is finished yet or not. A side bet I would make is that the dreams are not of the novel ending... Continue Reading →
Chicago Days Is Calling Me
I published my novel, Tripio, on Amazon on April 11th. Exactly how did this happen?? If you found this blog hoping to find help with writing your own novel, you have come to the right place. If you are hoping for some quick and easy bullets points to help you slap out a book in... Continue Reading →
A fish story
"Barc Shif!" -attributed to Fishy Man I saw it today. It happened at a chance meeting with the artist who is doing the cover art for my first novel, Tripio. I loved it of course. What I saw was a mock up for the cover of my book. My name was on the cover. It... Continue Reading →
Run, Howard, run-or not
“Your buddy Howard is thinking about running for president. Could be good for the book” Above is the text I received this morning. The text was from an old friend who appears in Tripio as my “older brother”. I have been advised to get reviews of Tripio http://tinyurl.com/y6tfe6he for the Amazon page. So, I have... Continue Reading →
The heart and soul of Tripio
Yesterday when my son came home from work he announced he was moving back out of the house. It was only a matter of time. He had lived away at Purdue for four years and has quite a good job and a nice new car. Still, I was in no hurry to see him go,... Continue Reading →
The value of Tripio
My coffee is weak this morning. I have already had my double espresso and as the clock passes 6 a..m. I am clear headed and ready for a long day. Later this afternoon I will be headed to my “Building your own Blog” class at the Indiana Writers Center. As I produced this content, this... Continue Reading →
Why April 11th?
I will do my best to tell you all why I chose april 11th as the release date for Tripio. I have hesitated up until now because that date is integral to the plotline that has the most built in drama in Tripio, especially for the readers of the book who don’t already know... Continue Reading →
It looks like I better get back to Howard! May I help who's next?