Alcohol and Drug abuse is a serious subject. On April 5th, my husband, Al, and I went to meet with Steve Meunier, Senator John Kerry's Policy Advisor, in Boston. We met for an hour and talked about clauses we would like see added to The Patient Privacy Act for substance abusers. He was very interested in our ideas and want to take them to Washington.
Nice to hear from you again. I appreciate you spreading my books. I forgot about that website. In fact, I belong to it. I've been so busy keeping up with a daily post to my blog and website, I'm behind on other sites.
Superb work. I love real wood and can't stand the laminated furniture around. Many times, I go to where I can buy unfinished pieces and stain them myself. Usually, I put on a top coat of Varathane to protect them. Some pieces are 30 years old and still haven't chipped or discoloured.
Although my books are listed on Amazon.co.uk, I don't see a place where bookstores could buy at a lower price and thus make a profit.
The writer on CS answered me regarading EDC printing in the UK. I would have to go through Lightning Source. I have my own ISBN's now so I'll be investigating them. With the current interest in Druidry, I need to get in on the act fast. Meanwhile, I'm doing yet another proofread of the MS to make sure it's as perfect as it can be. Among other errors, my last reading showed a few gerund openings that need to be changed.
I pity anyone trying to make a living from writing books. Those who know nothing about the process see block-buster sales for big names like Steven King and think it's easy. The sad thing is that most people think they can write. I see previews of writing all the time and some don't even have the basics of grammar. I saw one earlier this week where periods were followed by lower-case letters. My writing isn't perfect, but something like that is what gives self-published authors a bad name.
The economy will recover, it always has. While it's this bad, it affects book selling/buying, too.
Yes, fiction is always an adventure, non-fiction never was as there were deadlines to meet.
The collection of stories evolved over the years, as I remembered people or incidents in the village where I grew up. With The Last Druid, the only thing I knew was the ending but I knew a lot about Cambria during Roman occupation. I think I know it better than I know today's world. There were time when I was writing that I'd stop to check something because I thought it couldn't be right. Research showed me it was. Knowledge came as if it had always been there, or somebody or something was in touch. My sister who still lives in Wales says I taught her a lot about our history. She's pushing to get the book into libraries and bookstores, but Amazon's return policies won't work for them. I'm checking Lulu to see if they have better options for bookstores. If they do, I'll republish via them with my own ISBN. There was a family reunion last week and Liz made up flyers to hand out. That might bring a few more sales.
I don't write for profit either, but for the sheer enjoyment. I have written non fiction in the past, and it kept a bit extra on the table when it was sorely needed.
I decided to stop pursuing the traditional route and get published. I don't think I have another twenty years to mess about so, when I found CS, I decided to go for it. It's wonderful to have a real live book with my name on the cover. It makes up for the years of struggling with agents and their rejection letters.
Searching you out by Wikipedia reveals a great and well accomplished person. It's a honour to me to receive your invitation to my humbleself. I want you to know that the Bible remains God's only guide book for all Christians, you do not have to start your own. Christianity is not about religion, is about a relationship, accepting Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord and seeking to do God's will in line with His revealed word. The multiplicity of christian religion as you noted in your invite is man's idea, not God's. It is still one faith, we have to be careful as pervertion of true christianity exist, and only by being prayerful through a sincere heart can enable one to know which is true and which is false. God guide as you seek to know the truth. Joseph (www.faithfortoday.co.uk)
If you believe as I believe we never die, then it is safe to live this physical life to the fullest. I lost an eye, it didn't affect the real me, I have a friend who lost a limb and he is still the same person as before and it goes on and on. The important thing that we must do; is work to make eternity better because why mess it up and have to come back and do it all over again. this earthly life is so short that a few hundred years doesn't make much difference. One person has a problem with knocking down a mountain, but six billion, well that is another matter, but think of six billion lives for each individual. Hmm this is getting too deep even for me. Thanks I love your work.Delete Comment
Now that's a nice story. It would have been something if he did come along for the move. There's nothing wrong with a few friendly spirits hanging around.
I am certain that some poor family will have to put up with me sitting on the couch and watching football in the many years to come. I'm sorry, but a little thing like death will not keep me from football :)