Friday, June 29, 2012

Integrity & The Importance of Reviews

You would think indie authors, knowing the hurdles and challenges we face in writing and self-publishing our works, would be more supportive of each other.  You'd think they would, at the very least, have respect for the work other indie authors have gone through and not seek to sabotage another author's sales.

Unfortunately, that apparently happens out there in the indie author world, especially as it comes to e-books.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Paperback on Amazon!

The Amazon page for the paperback version of Vendetta is up!  So if you prefer the physical book, now you can snag it!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Paperback Version of Vendetta!

The paperback version of Vendetta is now available.  It will take a couple days to list on Amazon, but you can buy it here if you don't want to wait.  Enjoy!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Author Page on Amazon!

My author page is now up and running on Amazon!  Check it out if you're interested :)

Excellent Opinion Article on Marriage Equality

One thing I can't stand is the general public trampling all over the rights of a minority group.  In the case of gay marriage, I find the public's opposition both disgusting and hard to fathom.  That's great if your personal religious beliefs state homosexuality is wrong--you can believe what you want.  However, you don't have the right to force those beliefs on the rest of us--especially through fear and lies--via codifying your beliefs into laws that affect all of us.

With that said, I believe this editorial from CNN sums up the issue quite nicely.  Of particular note is this line, which the author uses to describe the evolution of social consciousness in our country:

"When it gets right down to it, culturally we're like children who have to be forced to eat our vegetables."

Kudos to you, Mr. Granderson.  Kudos to you.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

On Social Issues--Women's Rights

A Michigan Congresswoman is banned from speaking on behalf of her constituents because she used the word "vagina" while standing up for women's rights.  A woman is labeled a "slut" for advocating women's access to birth control.  Churches and other religious organizations are screaming that their religious freedom is being negatively impacted by being required to offer coverage for women's birth control.  And states throughout our country are seeking to impose even more restrictive laws that would essentially lead to the absence of abortion providers.

In a time when unemployment remains high, foreclosures are continuing to render millions of Americans homeless, and the middle class is shrinking at an alarming rate--at this time, the Republican Right has decided one of the most important issues today is what goes on with my, or any other woman's, uterus and vagina.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Update On Paperback Version

I should have a proof of the paperback version next week.  Once I've reviewed it, and provided there are no issues with it, it will be approved and available to buy soon after.

The cover had to be modified somewhat for the paperback version.  For those of you interested, here is the digital form of what it looks like.  The title and my name will be added to the spine on the finished product (you can click on the picture for a larger view of it):

I'm pretty excited about having a physical copy of the book available for everyone!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Vendetta in Paperback!

For you die-hard physical book fans--Vendetta will be available to order in paperback form soon.  The maximum time it will take is a couple weeks; barring any problems (keep your fingers crossed!), it should be ready sooner.  As soon as it's ready, I'll post an update :)