And To Grow Old…

Newsletter 63 – May 24, 2024 Hi, In Newsletter #62 I covered some of my medical issues and how those are hampering my ability to write. Nothing has been decided about my hand surgery yet. Minay and I will probably visit the surgeon together, sometime in June, to discuss all of my options. In this …

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A Tweener Newsletter

Newsletter 042 – July 14, 2023 Hi, A few of those “life’s little interruptions” I mentioned in some previous newsletters have appeared without warning, so I’m pushing the next “jobs” newsletter (#3 of 10) off for a couple of weeks so I can slip in this extra newsletter about a few things that happened recently. …

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Ramblings – Part 2 of 10

Newsletter 041 – June 23, 2023  Hi, Disclaimer: This newsletter and the eight that will follow it were written in advance. This was done to allow me to focus on tasks I have to complete before I can publish my next books (Flood and Fire  and  Jagged Man). Update (6-22-2023): I have been adding to …

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To Market, To Market…

Newsletter 034 – March 10, 2023 Hi, I’m still working on my novella, Flood and Fire, and I’ll keep you updated on its progress (which is currently sloth slow), but today I wanted to talk about my marketing campaign for If a Butterfly. Self-published authors are often told there are a certain few things they …

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My Head Is Full Of…

Newsletter 022 – September 9th, 2022 Hi, About the image above: It’s a picture I took six years ago of the first checkpoint before entering Stiles Unit, the Texas prison where my brother, Steve, is incarcerated. See the Aggravated website if you don’t already know about Steve’s situation. In newsletters 10 through 16, I told …

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Porcupines Off the Coast…

Michael near Bar Harbor, Maine

Newsletter 021 – August 26th, 2022 Hi, About the image above: The prominent island to the right of the tree in the center is Bald Porcupine Island, off the coast of Bar Harbor, Maine. A little farther in the distance are some other islands with spiny names (Sheep Porcupine, Burnt Porcupine, and Long Porcupine Islands). …

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Willingly Retreating…

Newsletter 020 – August 12th, 2022 Hi, About the image above: I attended a writing retreat in the summer of 2015, held by the Writers’ League of Texas (WLT) on Sul Ross University’s campus in Alpine, Texas. My home in Spring (a northern suburb of Houston), is almost 600 miles away from Alpine. About 200 …

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A High Tide Lifts All…

Newsletter 019 – July 22nd, 2022 Hi, About the image above: This was taken on Galveston Island on January 4, 2014. I was there for a writing retreat. I’ve been to several different types of writing retreats since then (I’ll tell you about a couple of the others in the next two newsletters), but this …

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Deep in the Heart of…

Newsletter 012 – April 8th, 2022 Hi, [name] About the image above: In the center you can see a few wind turbines. Texas has over 150 wind farms, and produces more wind power than any other US state. If Texas was a country, it would be the fifth largest wind energy producer in the world. …

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A Day in the Life…

Newsletter 009 – February 25th, 2022 Hi, About the image above: Late in the afternoon on May 15th, 2010, Minay and I arrived in the town of Little Sutton, about five miles across the River Mersey from the Beatles’ original stomping grounds. I desperately wanted to go over and wander along Penny Lane and see …

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