The Never-Ending Threat of IP Theft

The Never-Ending Threat of IP Theft Image by TheDigitalWay from Pixabay You’re a creator. You love what you do. Maybe it’s what you do for a living; maybe it’s not. Then, one day you’re browsing the internet. Perhaps you got curious and Googled yourself. You see the usual results: your website, social media accounts, a […]

Hurricanes Re-Sign Brind’Amour to 3-Year Contract

Hurricanes Re-Sign Brind’Amour to 3-Year Contract Sometimes an announcement comes as little surprise while managing to deliver great relief. The announcement that the Carolina Hurricanes reached an agreement with head coach—and Jack Adams finalist—Rod Brind’Amour on a new 3-year contract was one that fans expected, though many would be less than truthful if they said […]

Maximum Overdrive – WTFlashback

Maximum Overdrive – WTFlashback Maximum Overdrive. What else is there to say? Well, I suppose I could explain how I came to find this movie and why I love it. So, grab a drink—just not from a vending machine—and ignore the jingling of that ice cream truck. The Beginning Growing up in a small town […]

American Airlines Flight 191: the Worst Aviation Accident in US History

American Airlines Flight 191

American Airlines Flight 191: the Worst Aviation Accident in US History American Airlines Flight 191 should have been a standard flight from Chicago to Los Angeles. Instead, the name conjures horrifying visions of an aircraft in distress, a flight crew unable to recover, and the last moments of 273 lives. The DC-10: A Troubled History […]

PSA 182: A Tragic Lack of Awareness

PSA 182

PSA 182: A Tragic Lack of Awareness Monday, September 25, 1978, was a typical day in San Diego: warm and sunny with clear skies giving an estimated 10 miles of visibility. It was a perfect morning to fly. By day’s end, the city and the aviation industry would be forever altered. Just Another Day At […]

The Dynamic Duo That Didn’t Deliver In Denver

Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne with the Colorado Avalanche

The Dynamic Duo That Didn’t Deliver In Denver In hockey’s hallowed history, few duos have been as absolutely electric as Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne. For parts of six seasons, the twosome formed a dynamic offensive flair while playing for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. When Selanne was traded to the San Jose Sharks in […]

ACX: Turn Your Novel Into An Audiobook

ACX: Turn Your Novel Into An Audiobook As writers, we are—among other things—always looking to reach new readers. Well, perhaps markets would be a better word because today I am going to talk about a medium that doesn’t actually involve reading. Make sense? I thought not. Moving on. In previous blogs, we went over KDP […]

Draft2Digital: Going Wide Made Easy

Draft2Digital

In my last entry, we talked about the pros and cons of going exclusive with Amazon’s KDP Select program. Today, we’ll take a quick look at Draft2Digital, a company that makes it easy to publish your book(s) to several marketplaces. So, You Want to Go Wide You’ve decided that you want to make your work […]

KDP Select: Yay Or Nay?

Self-publishing can be a daunting endeavor, regardless of your level of experience. Amazon is a huge, trusted marketplace—and a powerful search engine—with global reach and a large footprint in publishing. Seems like a match made in heaven, right? If you’re an author, chances are you are familiar with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), Amazon’s publishing platform. […]

Writing: The Art and The Madness

I felt compelled to do something a bit different today. Namely, I’m going to provide you with a glimpse inside my writing process and—by extension—my mind. Buckle up. Plotting Vs. Pantsing When it comes to writing, there are two primary camps: plotter or pantser. Let’s address the first issue: pantser is a funny word. Plotter […]