Sunday, March 10, 2024

Episode 904: All Lost in a Supermarket

Needed to hit the pharmacy for some allergy medication and stumbled upon the supermarcato of supermarcatos. They sold everything but cars, and maybe they sell those too. For a socialist country, Italy is down with its Capitalism. That's a good thing. I literally got lost and had to ask directions on how to get out! Oh and the sun's shining now!

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Episode 903: Walk in Rome

Walking in Rome in between writing sprints. I also have some advice for using ATMs on your travels abroad.

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Episode 902: Making a Living

I was asked to discuss making a living as a full-time writer, so here goes.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Episode 901: Up/Down

Remember, in the writing game, the ups are never really that up and the downs are not really all that down. It's a matter of finding a comfortable middle ground.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Episode 900: Un-Zon Blocked!

After I was blocked, I asked my old editor and chief and my agent to help me get Deranged Fan unlocked. They came to my rescue and the result was that the KDP people expedited a solution to the problem. But man oh man, was I a little bit worried or what? Again, more proof that your indie books need to be as widely distributed as possible while you also sell direct off your website.

Monday, February 26, 2024

Episode 899: Zon Blocked!

So my latest Bear Media book Deranged Fan is inexplicably blocked by the Zon. I have a team of people working on the issue since there is no issue that I can surmise anyway. But God willing, it will be straightened out in a day or two. But this is further evidence that you should never be exclusive to one single platform.

Friday, February 23, 2024

Episode 898: Bestseller Troy Lambert has his Finger on the Industry Pulse

Bestselling author and president of the Idaho Writer's Guild, Troy Lambert and I discuss what's happening in the industry including big changes at the Zon, Spotify''s rights grab, and what's happening in Hollywood. We also talk about how the writers as rock star is gone baby gone.