I have always been a literature fan and an avid reader. I started writing poetry when I was in junior high school then short stories when I was in high school. In college, I discovered a treasure trove of works by amazing literary masters, plus I had to read them because they were assigned, and I had to pass in order to move on to the next level. Much like video gaming today. I loved some of the gwonders of literature, and the others, well, they expanded my mind. I have even come to appreciate T.S. Eliot’s: The Wasteland as an English professor told me that I would (at that time, in the 1980s I was busy appreciating Duran Duran, and thought she must be out of her mind). Although I have to admit, the line in the poem about “showing fear in a handful of dust” did stick with me, and it seems really current at the moment. I am now about twenty years behind on my reading, but I plan to catch up.
I always had good intentions of writing The Great American Novel, but life and making a living got in the way, as it sometimes does plus: sports, teenagers, dinner, laundry, mowing the grass, and writing papers about the history of print, which I think might have put that professor to sleep too.
When I’m not working at my job in public education, I am busy dissecting who has the upper hand on Beverly Hills Housewives or formerly Mob Wives, or at least attempting to determine who has the best eyeliner and also solving the invariable differences that arise among several moody felines who live with me (much like the wives’ shows). Otherwise, I might be shopping at the local mall, pretending that it has a Macy’s and that chocolate is really not caloric, and the wind really can’t be blowing 50 mph again.
I love all types of foods, Italian, Mexican, German, and basically anything that I don’t have to cook. I have traveled some, but not enough, or at least recently not far enough away from my teenager or my mother. My first e-book on Amazon sold five Kindle copies including the one to my mother, who doesn’t have a Kindle, and four other relatives who I don’t think have Kindles either. Although there is an App. Currently, I have children’s books, short stories and poetry volumes available on Amazon. My soon to be published novel, Dancing with the Sandman, which might appeal especially to the Baby Boomers generation, will be available on Amazon this fall. Hard copies of books are also available on Lulu.com.
I think the big e-book secret is having a good book cover or telling people how to increase their productivity. If you have an amazing cover, well I’d say you are more than halfway there. A great deal of advice is out there on creating the ultimate e-book, promoting a blog, stopping procrastination, making zillions of dollars and dissing your boss. People might want to think a little bit before that last one. Those are good aspirations to have, along with some nights getting at least eight hours of sleep and finding the perfect nail polish color for your toes. Thanks for stopping by…now maybe go out and make the world a better place…one person at a time 🙂