Why you shouldn’t sweat “hurtful” reviews

People will sometimes get REALLY upset with an author for non-literary reasons -- i.e. their politics or their point of view on some issue of fandom. Those folks will sometimes leave negative reviews to try to "hurt" the author. Of course, reading a book and simply not liking it, even having a strong negative reaction …

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The first trick you learn

19Oct Other than a few wisps of cotton, it was blue skies as far as the eye could see, and even bluer ocean. It was a little bit warmer than it had been, but the wind coming off the waves more than compensated and the beach was mostly empty. In fact, there was only a …

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