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First Edition Hardback – what a thrill!

July 13th, 2016

Yesterday my copy (the first First Edition in hardback) of Soul of Remorse arrived. I'm thinking other writers and aspiring writers can appreciate the thrill of the physical object. I especially like the spine, where the title is engraved:

The spine of the hardback version of Wynne Frost and the Soul of Remorse with title engraved on the spine.

I'm one of those people who re-reads books I like a lot. I like to read outside, in bed, in the bathtub, standing in lines, waiting in offices…I like physical books. But certainly a lot of books are disposable after reading. So I think digital books can be great too. Read a digital version and if you discover its going to be a "repeater" for you, get a physical copy then!

On “going there”

July 6th, 2016

One of the rules many of us live by is "never discuss politics or religion" and my book breaks both of those rules! I thought about it for a long time before proceeding but, in the end, it was what I wanted to write about so I did.

As I see it, in recent years religion has been brought into politics in a way I can only describe as destructive — to both religion AND politics; destructive, indeed, to the country as a whole. I am a big proponent of the "separation of church and state" and have been watching, in horror, as that principle has been steadily eroded.

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