Steve Martin is known in the publishing world for his fiction books so this was a little bit of a departure.Â In Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life he chronicles his stand-up career beginning with how he got his start in show business and ending with his decision to pack it all away.Â Literally.Â Steve… Continue reading Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin
Two weekends agoÂ I finally finished Heat and I’m going to stick with my initial assessment of it.Â Anyone interested in behind the scenes information about restaurant kitchens should find this book to their liking.Â It gives great insight into family meals and the hierarchies used to make a kitchen run well.Â This is written for… Continue reading Heat By Bill Buford
How often do you finish reading a book?Â Some people are naturally fast readers, some never seem to find the time and others just fall asleep as soon as the pages fall open.Â Everyone seems to have a different rate depending on the hours that can be spent reading (jobs and kids seem to be… Continue reading How Many Books Can You Read?
What a shame my culinary curiosity was almost non-existent in my youth.Â The last few years I’ve been more interested in food and how to prepare it.Â I’m really more of a baker than a cook because I really prefer to mix everything together, stick it in the oven, do something else for how ever… Continue reading Bring On The Heat!
No depression allowed for how May turned out! I completed my writing challenge (which I’ll write more about tomorrow) and my latest book review for NitebladeÂ hit the internet late last night. These statistics are all for short stories or poems. Book reviews are not included. Sales in May: 0 Rejections in May:Â 1 and 1 assumed… Continue reading May 2008
The March 2008 issue of Niteblade came out yesterday with my book review of T.C. McMullen’s novel, The Unseen, which is the first book of her Manipulated Evil Series.Â Rhonda Parrish put together another great issue. In other news… Today the ten finalists for the Amazon Break Through Novel AwardÂ were announced.Â In order to vote… Continue reading Published Book Review and Updates
About three years ago I met Elmore Hammes at a localÂ NaNoWriMo kickoff party.Â He’s impressed me with the number of novels he can churn out each year and with the quality of his writing.Â Elmore’s been published in The First Line and submitted one of his novels for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.Â I received… Continue reading Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
This week I’ve managed to finish two book reviews and send them off to the editors.Â I have one more book review assigned to me to finish.Â Once it’s complete, all my assigned book reviews will be off my plate so I can work on some new fiction. TheÂ Preditors and EditorsÂ polls for 2007 close tomorrow.Â … Continue reading Reviews Done and Preditors and Editors Poll