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Oklahoma Education Rally: Were We Heard?

Oklahoma Education Rally: Were We Heard?


Yesterday I attended what is becoming an annual event in my state: the Oklahoma Education Rally.  I made several signs, but in the end I didn’t take them, choosing to go with my friend Michael Dean (featured on this week’s podcast) as he talked to our representatives, and then live tweet the entire experience.  I didn’t … Continue reading

A Whopping 5 Copies!


I looked at my sales report for the month of April, and discovered that I had actually sold 5 print editions of my two new novels combined. One could become very depressed about that, spiraling down into a pit of deep despair until Prince Humperdink sets the “machine” to 50 out of rage. Yet I … Continue reading

I’m Teacher of the Year!


One of my favorite plays is Much Ado About Nothing.  In it, Benedick rails on and on about how he will never fall for a woman because no such woman exists in whom he could be interested.  When his friends fool him into falling for Beatrice he says: I may chance have some odd quirks … Continue reading

Nothing Like Snow To Help An Indie Novelist


Today is a great day to write. I’m a teacher by trade, and also an independent novelist, but sometimes my job makes me so tired that I have days where I don’t have time (or am too tired from the job) to crank out any words.  However, this weekend is a Godsend.  School has been … Continue reading

The Day Job


School has been in session for a week and a half now and I must admit I am somewhat overwhelmed at times.  I have decided to start out the year teaching 11th graders a hard and fast course in grammar. The first week was nearly a wash in that we had two days of orientation, … Continue reading