I’ve heard it said, if you want to sell a lot of books, then write a lot of books. I have done neither. If I did, I would probably have a professional editor, book designer, cover designer, and graphic artist to work on my books, but that gets expensive pretty quickly. So, as with so … Continue reading Designing My Own Book Cover: The cheap, basic process I used to make a decent cover for my self-published book
What started in the 1930s as a wooden fruit crate, became a beautiful doll cradle for a little girl. Over the past 90 years, the thin wood had dried out and become very brittle, and the slats had begun to split where the nails had been driven in. The pivot points were bolts, that with … Continue reading Restoring the 1930s Antique Doll Cradle
Getting ready to restore an antique doll cradle for a customer. Here's the story behind it, and next week, I'll share my process for reconditioning this family heirloom.
I am now on the third book of my UNDERCURRENT series titled RAGING TORRENT, now in the editing and revising stage. As I read through these chapters that I wrote months ago, I am pleased that I’ve kept my characters true to themselves. My initial reaction has been something of relief, that somehow, miraculously, I’ve … Continue reading Three Ways to Keep Your Characters Real
This Thursday, 22 April 2021, is the 19th Preversary of the completion and christening of the first dome to be built over a major North American city, when the former city of Baltimore becomes Aquataine. Baltimore will be chosen about ten years from now, because of its harbor and small shipping channel, its steel and … Continue reading Celebrate Founders’ Day in the Underwater City of Aquataine