Sunday, January 14, 2018

Freedom Of Speech Under Attack In Egypt

I read recently about the government of Egypt hassling Ahmed Naji about his novel.  It is sad to note that things that should have been settled for good during the Enlightenment still have to be fought for in the 21st Century.  A person should be free to express herself or himself without the government shutting her or him up.  I am certainly glad to live in a country that recognizes the right to freedom of speech and guarantees it through the First Amendment.  No government has tried to shut me up because of Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead and other things that I have written.  The same courtesy should be extended to Naji.  Maybe someday writers worldwide will not have to go through what Naji is going through.  We will have to work to make that world.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

If You Buy Two Books This Year . . .

The latest publishing craze seems to be Fire And Fury:  Inside The Trump White House by Michael Wolff.  It is nice to see people reading and, with my publisher's hat on, buying a book, but it's a tad surprising that people need to read a book and spend money to find out that the president is a bit of an idiot (well, he's more an idiot savant.  No other confidence man ever charmed himself into The White House).  But, if anyone needs a laugh after reading of the horror that a man with little impulse control has access to nuclear weapons, then buy another book this year:  mine.  Not only is it less likely to end up moldering in Goodwill stores in a few years (you can check out all the Bush and Obama books there now), but it's a lot cheaper and probably more fun.  It just hasn't been on tv nor has the president tweeted about it, though both are welcome developments (I'd send Trump a copy, but he apparently doesn't read).  So, after you read about some fake news, read some fake story, otherwise known as fiction.  Even with all the conflict driving the plot, you might find it more relaxing than the real world at the moment.  And if Trump ends up causing us to get all dead, then you'll know what to expect from the afterlife, or at least a silly version of it.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wred Fright Bundle On Etsy!

Like the eBay special, I am also running a bundle special on Etsy.  For $15, you get all three of my novels (a print copy of The Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus and ebook copies of Blog Love Omega Glee and Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead).  That includes shipping, so it is a good way to kick off your reading in 2018!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

First Review Of Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead!

Thanks to the gang at Twenty-Two Twenty-Eight and reviewer Rose Smith for being first to run a review of Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead!  It is very hard for indie books to get any reviews, so it is very nice to get such a thoughtful review straight out of the gate!  

Monday, January 1, 2018

Wred Fright Bundle On eBay!

I'm running a special on eBay.  For $15, you get all three of my novels (a print copy of The Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus and ebook copies of Blog Love Omega Glee and Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead).  That includes shipping, so it is a good way to kick off your reading in 2018!

Book Trailer For Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead

Book trailers are pretty silly in general, but this one is really silly! It is for Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead.