January 14, 2019
As a fantasy writer, I find it great fun to base my stories on some sort of credible fact.
If for no other reason than to experience the short story ‘Sandcastle’, I would recommend the book highly.
Having just returned from Florida to spend Christmas with my 92-year-old Mom, I thought it fitting to share some random thoughts.
Time to talk about what is often a favorite time of year for many of us, CHRISTMAS.
“Fish have to eat every day.”
I’ve been writing about fishing for the past few weeks.
There are three basic types of fly used to lure the fish: Dry, Wet and Nymph.
I wanted to talk to you this week about the differences in the types of streams where you fish, freestone and spring creeks.
I grew up doing lake and ocean fishing. So how did I become a fly fishing addict?
As you know by now, if you read my blog, Linda and I went fishing in Idaho a week or so ago.
If you’ve read Sun Valley Moon Mountains, you know that my main characters, Jaq and Kate, were anglers.
This week we will publish the last two of the poems that were submitted over the past couple of weeks.
In a recent Facebook post I had asked if anyone would like to submit a poem and I received FIVE new works!
Over the past few weeks I’ve posted some work in my Blog by previously unpublished authors.
A few weeks ago I published a short story by my sister, Joanne Trebbe, who was previously unpublished. This week, as promised,
I’m a novice at Social Media.
I wrote a Blog recently about The National Marriage: Red and Blue, a response to a David Brooks column in the New York Times. But what about the personal side of divorce?
While I continue to nurse my wife Linda after her foot surgery,
As individuals we are all unique, if not all equal in talent or, especially, recognition.
Last month, David Brooks wrote a column in the New York Times, to which he is a weekly contributor, entitled ‘How to Repair the National Marriage’.
We’re going to reprise some previously published short stories and poems this week.
Is Split Rock by Holly Hodder Eger a romance? Is it the story of one woman’s mid-life crisis?
Given the events of the past few weeks concerning the separation of families by ICE, I decided to jot down a few thoughts,
Over the next month I am going to post work by a pair of authors, neither published.
So do you like mythology? Particularly Greek mythology? And did you like American Gods by Neil Gaiman?
A few weeks ago I gave an interview to King Grossman on his local show, local to Monterey CA that is, Artivism.
Last week I wrote about my own mom. This week I’d like to discuss four other mothers in my life.
In honor of this past Sunday’s Holiday, Mother’s Day, we’re going to talk about Mom. This is fertile ground for an essay
Sometimes the mind works in subtle but wondrous ways.
I will say again that it is amazing how much excellent works is being produced by writers all over America.
This week and next it will be my pleasure to publish reviews of books by two authors, local to the Monterey Peninsula, King Grossman and Steve Hauk.
Email doesn’t do ‘tongue in cheek’ very well.
We all, atheist and believer alike, must have Faith. I will tell you it gets tested when you are struck with a catastrophe like losing a child.
Disembarking I noticed soldiers everywhere, armed with automatic weapons and wearing jack boots.
So much has been made this week of Mueller and McCabe and Stormy Daniels the mind boggles. But unlike previous administrations we keep being distracted by
Humans have an enormous capacity for greed and violence. But also a capacity for love.
Katie would have been 26 last month. There is truth in the expression that Time heals all wounds.
How does one deal with a crushing loss, such a losing a child, a loved one or a friend?
What does the Second Amendment have to do with my book, “The Girl from Ipanema?”
I bought Colum McCann’s book, ‘Letters to a Young Writer’, after watching a spot on PBS Newshour hosted by Jeffrey Brown. Am I a young writer?
So much has been made this week of Mueller and McCabe and Stormy Daniels the mind boggles.
Last week I said that we would talk about the great ‘Sh**hole’ moment. Or was it ‘Sh**house’? No Matter.
The #MeToo tidal wave has caused men to begin to rethink their view of women. Even those of us who have not been offenders.
As I have said, I don’t consider myself a poet, though I have the temerity to lob a few poems in your direction on occasion.
What is ‘Not High’ Fantasy? In short, it means, no dragons, no dwarves, no F*&&^%ing elves.
This is the last in a 3-part series, in which I review Erin Lindsey’s ‘Bloodbound’ series.
This is the 2nd in a 3-part series, in which I review Erin Lindsey’s ‘Bloodbound’ series.
This is the 1st in a 3-part series, in which I review Erin Lindsey’s ‘Bloodbound’ series.
Okay, so we’ve been hit with a lot of bad, sad lately. Sexual harassment at the fore.
As I have stated in the past, I think it’s important for writers to review other writers’ works. There is much to be learned by engaging in criticism.
On the Road at Dawn To the East the sun rocks, and huffs softly
This week, starting Thursday 11/9 and running through Monday 11/13, Book 2, The Girl from Ipanema (TGFI), will be free for your e-reader.
Perhaps you’ve been curious about the novel Sun Valley Moon Mountains. Here’s a chance to get it for free!
Is Harvey Weinstein a sexual predator? Is that a rhetorical question? Seriously.
This week I’m letting it all hang out and publishing a poem. I’m exposed here since I don’t consider myself a poet.
So what is UPPRE? Well, it’s a site devoted to the Lifestyles of people from a variety of walks of life. And it has an International flavor.
As with many things, female announcers may be an acquired taste. But once acquired they are to be savored. Sort of like caviar.
Okay, so I finish the book and sit there stunned. WOW! And for a fleeting moment I have this rush, as if I’ve actually discovered a great talent.
I’d like to touch on the Solheim Cup contested last weekend between professional golfers from the US and Europe.
I’m Jaq. If you’ve read Sun Valley Moon Mountains, you know me already. But this is my first foray onto Ajax’s website.
I was fortunate last week to do a Podcast with Connie Dunn on Publish With Connie.
If you had a second chance—but only one—what would it be?
Did you know? Dr. Samuel Johnson compiled “A Dictionary of the English Language” in 1755, and it is among the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English language.
“I know the way to your heart is through your brain and I do love you for it, or in spite of it.”
Can art be a balm for Grief? If so, how?
We are in the middle of a promotional campaign for The Girl from Ipanema. I’m working with Smith Publicity out of Cherry Hill NJ and am excited about the interest they’ve generated.
How does one deal with a crushing loss, such a losing a child?
Who in hell is Ajax Minor?
North Korea’s subtle shift. Climate Change surprise
Last week we addressed the issue of the extent to which stories are autobiographical. Now let’s talk about something more basic. I often hear people say, “I’ve always wanted to write,” or
Do writers always write about things they know? Should they write about things they don’t know?
We thought it would be appropriate to celebrate the publication of a new book in the Ur Legend series with an improved website.
In “The Girl from Ipanema,” scheduled for release in May 2017, we meet Ur as a young lady, and, boy, is she growing up!
The first novel in the series ‘The Ur Legend’ was released April 1, 2016.
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