Powered by Bravenet Bravenet Blog

Subscribe to Journal

Tuesday, October 19th 2010

9:41 PM

Favorite authors

Have you ever had a favorite author you kept reading despite being disappointed every time? I've had several authors whose early works I absolutely loved, then found myself reading book after book, hoping that the author would discover that magic again. Robert Parker is one...his early Spenser novels are works of magic but in his later Spenser novels, he almost seemed to caracature himself. And trying to read Mark Twain's 'Tom Sawyer Detective' is purely painful. I try to keep my authors, and myself, from getting that late bookitis but I'm not sure I understand it. I think part of it is the usual perfectionism thing--once you've written a really excellent and well-received book, you want every book to be that good and you can easily write the soul out of them (I think this happened to Joseph Heller with Something Happened, the next book after his monumental Catch-22). But this doesn't really explain all of the problems. For example, nobowy would call David Weber's Honor Harrington stories masterpieces of prose but the early books were exciting and engagingly written. The later books in the series are ponderous and slow. A second possibility is that authors refuse to be edited once they achieve a level of fame. I understand that this is what happened to George Lucas with his Star Wars series. Definitely too bad.

One good thing about being a small publisher, none of my authors make enough money that they think they know it all and can tell me and the reader to go and shove it. Everyone working with me is anxious to push that extra bit, get the little edge. That's the way I like it.

It's been a busy week. I spent most of last week at a bridge tournament, coming away with one win (in a 4 session knock-out). Then I published this month's novel, THE VAN GOGH DECEPTION by Michael Paulson (Paulson's original title was 'The Flat' I think The Van Gogh Deception works a lot better. What do you think?). It's a story about art forgery, diamond theft, murder and an American in Paris. Paulson always writes with a wry wit but VAN GOGH is laugh-out-loud funny. As with all of our books, it's on sale for the first month for only a buck. I also got a few corrections from Kenneth E. Ingle for the paperback version of TO KILL A THIEF, and was excited to see that TO KILL A JUDGE by Paul Nelson was the Fictionwise #1 bestseller in the thriller category.

I've also posted some reviews, for David Drake's WHAT DISTANT DEEPS, Blythe Giffor'd IN THE MASTER'S BED, and Lois McMaster Bujold's THE WARRIOR'S APPRENTICE. All three are above average. The Bujold book is a classic--and available for free from the Baen Free Library.

I'm going to make THE VAN GOGH DECEPTION the www.booksforabuck.com book of the day. A tale of love, art forgery, diamond theft and murder, THE VAN GOGH DECEPTION is a lot of fun. Available in HTML, Adobe PDF, Kindle/Mobipocket, ePub, eReader and Microsoft Reader formats. It's regular price is $3.99 but it's only a buck for the next month. Here's the link: http://www.booksforabuck.com/mystery/mys_10/van-gogh-deception.html. Here's the cover (cover design by Karen Leabo):

rob

30 Comment(s).

Posted by Russell:

Pretty section of content. I simply stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I get actually loved account your weblog posts.
Any way I will be subscribing in your augment and even I achievement you get entry to persistently fast.



My website - Treating Ibs with Constipation
Thursday, April 22nd 2021 @ 9:09 PM

Posted by SANITARIAN KIT UNTUK RUMAH SAKIT 1:

The contribution of the environment in realizing health degrees is essential in addition to community behavior problems, health services and heredity. The environment provides the largest contribution to the emergence of public health problems. Environmental Health is an effort to protect, manage, and modify the environment which is directed towards ecological balance at the increasing level of human welfare. So a sanitarian role is needed as the implementer of environmental health observation, environmental health supervision and community empowerment in the context of improving the quality of environmental health in order to maintain, protect and improve ways of living clean and healthy.

Sanitarian brings understanding of microbiology, risk assessment, environmental science and technology, food science, as well as skills and knowledge related to infectious disease tracking and control. With the DAK Sanitarian Kit EGL 4 tool sanitarians can engage in a variety of activities, for example inspecting food facilities, investigating public health problems, and implementing disease control. This tool can be applied for rapid inspection of air quality, environment, vector, water (both physical, chemical, and microbiological), and food.
Regards
Mocho
Friday, March 19th 2021 @ 4:45 PM

Posted by FLYGRILL:

Fly Grill is a tool in the form of stainless and strong pieces of aluminum designed to conduct a fly density survey. Flies are a type of insect nuisance and can spread diseases to human health, such as diarrhea.

Decree of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia Number: 519 / MENKES / SK / VI / 2008 concerning guidelines for the implementation of a healthy market in the field of vector control and disease-infected animals requiring coordination of vector control, one of which is flies.

Please contact Us :

https://envirogloballestari.com/flygrill/

:):):)
Friday, March 19th 2021 @ 4:39 PM

Posted by Umroh Murah 2021:

Cek umrah new normal umroh murah 2021 di Jakarta Timur dengan protokol kesehatan.

Friday, March 19th 2021 @ 2:03 AM

Posted by Umroh Murah 2021:

Program umrah new normal umroh murah 2021 di Jakarta Timur | mitra haji

Friday, March 19th 2021 @ 12:59 AM

Posted by WAWASAN:

If you want to get more knowledge click on this
Tuesday, March 16th 2021 @ 3:22 AM

Posted by Kursus Seo Bersertifikat:

Find your course, click here kursus seo bersertifikat https://candidateseo.com/kursus-seo-bersertifikat/ Thank you for your blog, nice.

Monday, March 15th 2021 @ 2:34 AM

Posted by Kursus SEO Online:

Find your course, click here kursus seo online Thank you for your blog, nice.

Monday, March 15th 2021 @ 2:16 AM

Posted by Kursus Seo Terbaik di Jakarta:

Find your course, click here kursus seo terbaik di Jakarta. Thank you for your blog, nice.

Monday, March 15th 2021 @ 2:01 AM

Posted by 원더 우먼 1984 전체 영화:

Wonder Woman 1984 hd
Watch full HD >> https://bit.ly/39oOR6Q

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. No copyright infringement intended.
Sunday, March 14th 2021 @ 9:47 PM

Posted by 라야와 마지막 드래곤 전체 영화:

Raya and the Last Dragon hd
Watch full HD >> https://bit.ly/39WYmdR

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. No copyright infringement intended.
Sunday, March 14th 2021 @ 9:33 PM

Posted by ((2020))*>~[HD]~극장판 귀멸의 칼날 무한열차편~전체 영화전체 영화((1080p))온라:

극장판 귀멸의 칼날: 무한열차편 2020 다시보기,극장판 귀멸의 칼날: 무한열차편 (영화) 다시보기링크,극장판 귀멸의 칼날: 무한열차편 다시보기 온라인(2020)자막 다운,극장판 귀멸의 칼날: 무한열차편 무료보기 사이트

극장판 귀멸의 칼날: 무한열차편 다시보기 오픈로드,극장판 귀멸의 칼날: 무한열차편 다시보기 (1080P) 무료보기 다운로드,극장판 귀멸의 칼날: 무한열차편 무료 다시보기 스트리밍,손목 시계 극장판 귀멸의 칼날: 무한열차편 다시 보기 영화



◉ 🎬 시청 및 다운로드 ➥ https://bit.ly/2NoxWbP
Sunday, March 14th 2021 @ 9:08 PM

Posted by 소울 전체 영화:

소울 Full Movie
손목 시계 HD : https://bit.ly/2OQxvrQ

new york city, jazz, self-discovery, jazz singer or musician, musician, computer animation, teacher, life after death
Sunday, March 14th 2021 @ 8:47 PM

Posted by Kursus SEO Terbaik Jakarta:

if you search seo course check here kursus seo terbaik jakarta
thanks for your site, good.

Tuesday, March 9th 2021 @ 5:21 PM

Posted by Kursus SEO 2021 Terbaik:

if you search seo course check here kursus seo 2021 terbaik
thanks for your site, good.

Tuesday, March 9th 2021 @ 5:20 PM

Posted by Sanitarian Field Kit:

Thank you bro, for your sharing.;);)
Saturday, March 6th 2021 @ 8:48 PM

Posted by KESLING KIT:

We will continue my reading until finised;)
Saturday, March 6th 2021 @ 8:42 PM

Posted by IRAMA:

Visit Here :
Warung Droid
Irama Prediksi
DDD Pinky
Meaty Journey
Saturday, March 6th 2021 @ 9:59 AM

Posted by Afkgg:

Yes hellow
Friday, March 5th 2021 @ 7:23 AM

Posted by SANITARIAN KIT:

yes i have it. but we always continue my reading.
because I have to finish to completion;)
Tuesday, March 2nd 2021 @ 7:18 PM

Posted by HibiSlim bula:

Fatores hereditários conseguem reforçar a probabilidade
de uma pessoa mostrar o Transtorno. https://cults3d.com/fr/utilisateurs/adultblow3
Monday, March 1st 2021 @ 5:03 PM

Posted by reclame aqui HibiSlim:

No momento em que o SNS é ativado, faz com que as glândulas adrenais liberem os químicos adrenalina e noradrenalina. https://List.ly/bradleybinderup096956
Monday, March 1st 2021 @ 3:22 AM

Posted by HibiSlim:

Julia jamais aceitava mudar por totalidade aquilo novamente, similarmente demorou a procurar ajuda. http://riyapola.com/user/profile/505817
Monday, March 1st 2021 @ 2:29 AM

Posted by HibiSlim efeitos colaterais:

generalizada tendem a patentear preocupação excessiva com sua discussão de outra maneira a qualidade de seu performance. http://beautyinfo.eu/user/lynxskirt9/
Sunday, February 28th 2021 @ 3:59 PM

Posted by pcb.its.dot.gov:

Ainda que certo formação tardio suporte ocorrer pelo menos
seis meses depois de o estressor. https://www.pcb.its.dot.gov/PageRedirect.aspx?redirectedurl=https://tinyurl.com/yapwev8s
Sunday, February 28th 2021 @ 2:34 PM

Posted by www.spreaker.com:

O intervenção põe o uso com fármacos antidepressivos ou ansiolíticos, além da medicação comportamental cognitiva. https://www.spreaker.com/user/14083600
Sunday, February 28th 2021 @ 9:39 AM

Posted by Dboy Wallpaper: