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Monday, February 28, 2011

"The Dreamer Gambit" Is Available for Purchase!

And a day early at that! Three sites are already displaying it: (of course--they published it),, and

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Tip About E-Books

This advice came from Shelley, my editor at Write Words:

"PDF files can be read by anyone with a computer (yes, even a MAC) ... RTF files can be read by any device that will read ascii.txt. Some ebook owners have devices that will not read a PDF. Almost any e-book reader will read an .RTF file, if you call it a "file", and not a book. Each manufacturer puts restrictions on the "book" definition so that customers will have to order from THEM. But most e-book owners know they can read an .rtf file just fine."

Come Tuesday, "The Dreamer Gambit" should be available at as well as some other sites like and some others. I'll post them when I find out what they are. As for Fictionwise, it might be another two weeks before they have it available.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Welcome to My Writing Blog

With the release of my first novel as an e-book on March 1, 2011, I am launching my writing career. I am still a computer programmer-analyst as I have been for more years than I wish to count, and I hope my second career as a novelist will be as long and rewarding. Perhaps rewarding enough to be my full-time job!

I look forward to hearing from other writers as well as readers in the years to come. On this blog, I will include information about my novels that will not be available elsewhere: music which inspired parts of a story or were on my mind while writing it, who I would cast in the roles of characters if the book were made into a movie, sneak peeks at what I'm working on next, and some of my experiences on the road from unpublished writer to published author.