Greetings y’all, Time for an update and a chat. My Patreon has gotten a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. It was fun that during the BrainstormATX conference one of the speakers (who was asked about Patreon) said, “It is an interesting concept, but I don’t know any author who has successfully used […]
I had to put together a fact sheet and blurbs for my agent to present to a foreign rights agent for Pennsylvania, so I thought I’d share it with you all, since you have been central in the success of my books! With over 100,000 copies of Pennsylvania stories (novel, short stories, series parts, and […]
Because I knew I’d be traveling to Austin to speak at BrainstormATX (and a lot of people would be looking up my books,) and because I know I’ll be traveling back to Austin to be radio interviewed on the 29th of June, I decided to mark my four most popular novels down to .99 a piece for the Kindle!
Accidental Indie author Dim Hardy, a promising writer with a sketchy past, navigates the turbulent waters during the heady days of the Amazon publishing revolution. From the crowded bars and pubs on the banks of the San Antonio River to seedy agent-hosted hotel parties and sweaty jazz clubs of the French Quarter, Dim discovers that revolutions are confusing and sometimes bloody things, and that friends and enemies can be hard to discern when fame and money are at stake.
Brother, Frank is officially re-launched and only a buck!
As an author, my experience with Hollywood has been almost completely the opposite of what I’d been warned it would be. I suppose it is understandable and probably necessary that their be ample warnings.
How one kneejerk act of bigoted censorship highlights where we are… and the dangerous places to which we are headed
Before I get into my commentary. Here are the shorthand notes about what happened…
Popular trad-pubbed author Nick Cole’s latest Sci-Fi novel was dropped by his publisher (Harper Collins Voyager,) and his contract was torn up, because of a minor plot point he used to show the motivation of the books antagonist. A plot-point that Nick’s young editor found “deeply offensive” to her political and social worldview.
Maybe Vonnegut is something you only really “get” once you’ve gone around the sun enough times to have some historical context. But when I finally read Cat’s Cradle as a middle-aged man, I loved it. So, as you can imagine, I jumped at the chance when I was asked by Amazon to write the first (and only) commissioned sequel to Cat’s Cradle.
Hey Everybody! Amazon just let me know that they have marked my novel Osage Two Diamonds down from $3.99 to a very special Cyber price of $1.99 for the month of December. This novel was commissioned through a special arrangement between Kindle Serials and Kindle Worlds, and is the first (and only) commisioned and sanctioned […]
It’s a fun thing to have happen… even when you’re on the road and can’t really celebrate or respond to the massive number of messages, well-wishes, and congratulations flooding in. It started as a short, single paragraph article that came out in the print version of Variety. Variety is the trade magazine for the Hollywood film […]
Mesquite Coffee became very popular in Texas during the war years 1861-1865 when coffee made from coffee beans became unavailable. And the thing is, Mesquite Coffee is not a “sacrifice.” It is actually a fantastic coffee beverage, and doesn’t at all taste like a coffee substitute…
There are a LOT of myths about cigars. Most of you know I roll my own cigars. There are a ton of reasons for me to roll my own. The first reason is that rolling my own cigars fits into my DIY lifestyle. As plain people living off-grid, we try our best to forego as many mass industrial processes as possible in just about every area of our lives.