Being Seen (and read) or where the heck did that chin hair come from?


Well, it's out in the wilds. The ebook version is launching on Saturday. The book. My book. By me. All alone. It all seems such a small story, so meaningless. I mean, I like it, but I am having trouble dealing with the thought of my friends reading it and then having to make a…

The utter joy of a secondhand bookstore


The other day I found a treasure at a used bookstore. It is this book, selected Prose and Poetry of Poe, with the introduction by W.H.Auden. Now, I haven't started on the Poe part yet, but I am suffused with joy at the introduction. Must say, the more I know Auden, the more I put…

Speaking of e-publishing…


Way back when I started in this biz, all the magazines kept saying to read read read in their area before you decided to write anything. So I read read read mysteries and thrillers and literary novels and short stories. I still do that now, sometimes, it may be said, to the detriment of my…