Posts tagged "books"

I still have trouble introducing myself as a writer

Write

Photo by Sarah Reid / by CC 2.0 “So what do you do for a living?” asks a woman I’ve just met. “I’m a web site developer.” I reply. “I specialize in WordPress sites. What do you do?” “I’m a writer. I’ve been doing a lot of advertising copy and ecommerce stuff lately.” “That’s cool.”… [Read More]

Thanks for the royalties

Royalty envelope

Twice a year my publisher sends me a royalty check. It’s always exciting, like getting a scratch-off lottery ticket that’s guaranteed to win. You just don’t know how much is waiting for you. It can vary by thousands of dollars from statement to statement, so I have no idea how much I’m going to get… [Read More]

Friends with words

How to Rock Your Baby

I know people who’ve written books! You should know about them! I reviewed Wendy’s book, The Wilder Life, last year and now she has a short follow-up called Don’t Trade the Baby for a Horse: And Other Ways to Make Your Life a Little More Laura Ingalls Wilder which is available in digital format only…. [Read More]

How the Kindle taught me to stop worrying and love long books

Monocle Man

Last month I finally cracked and bought a Kindle. The price has dropped to $139, which isn’t exactly cheap, but is cheaper than a trip to the dentist without insurance. For that price I figured I’d enjoy an e-book reader more than chomping on one of those bite-wing x-ray thingies that cut into my cheek…. [Read More]