Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cover Reveal - "Synchronicity"

The release of my new book, Synchronicity is not far off.  The cover has been selected with the help of some awesome fans.  Congratulations to Karin Shaim for being the randomly selected winner who will receive a paperback copy of the book.  Now, I am just waiting for the final proofs, and then I'll be looking at a release date sometime in mid-July.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Have You Heard The One About ...

Have you heard the one about the TV Cooking Host who used a racial slur years ago and now has lost her television contract and her sponsors?  Paula Dean is in deep trouble over comments that she had made in the past that were racial in nature.  Now, the world is up in arms and she is losing her sponsorships, and Food Network has even decided to not renew their contract with her.  All of this over comments made years ago.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Geek Time - My First Non-Apple Smart Phone

It's time for me to geek out for a few minutes. So, I apologize to those who come to my blogger for insightful commentary. This is going to be strictly geek speak. I've been the proud owner of an iPhone for several years. I love my iPhone. I love its shape, its style, and just about everything about it. My iPhone is a part of my life, and I feel naked without it. I don't leave the house without it, and it doesn't leave the house without me. We are attached at the hip. We are like Laurel and Hardy. I think you can figure out which is Stan Laurel and which is Oliver Hardy. I'll give you a hint. I'm the fat one.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Cover Artwork For Synchronicity

While I am waiting to hear back from my beta reader.  I decided to start tinkering around with artwork for the new book, Synchronicity.  It is still early days, but I thought I would share what I've come up with thus far.  Here are four designs, all similar with minor adjustments.  Take a look and feel free to comment your thoughts.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Secret Diary of Juror #10 - Part Two

Well, I had been hoping to make this a series of blog posting relating my experiences on my first ever jury duty.  The trial was expected to last until Friday.  But, the defendant offered a settlement that the plaintiff accepted.  So, jury duty ended yesterday, three days early.  I can't help but admit that I'm a little bummed.   My kudos go out to the judge for doing such an awesome job of taking the time to ensure that jury understood each step of the trial process.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Secret Diary of Juror #10 - Part One

Losing One's Jury Duty Virginity

So, if you have kept up on my blog, you may have read my last post in which I was summoned for jury duty in New Castle County.  I may have said that I wasn't looking forward to jury duty, but was prepared to serve my one day.  Well, It wasn't so much jury duty as jury selection.  Yes, I was selected to serve on a jury for a trial which starts tomorrow (6/3/2013).