So I’m in St. Louis

It’s for a mystery convention called Bouchercon – four days away from work and family. I don’t miss work… On the train down, I started writing a completely different story – a prose novel. Things are getting interesting.
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Information is not alive

The majority of people who have read my webcomics series, Odd Jobs, have not compensated me in any way. Many have, but quite a few websurfers dip in, enjoy my work and then flit off to their next fix – whatever that might be. I mention this not to make anyone feel guilty (although if you are feeling guilty, please click here), but to point out the predominant philosophy still permeating the web is that “information wants to be free,” and therefore it’s useless to Read More +
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Thief!

At dinner yesterday with my folks, my mom told me that her friend’s home was burglarized. The usual kinds of valuables were taken but, upon cleaning up the mess, they found that the copy of my book that they had was also taken. I’m not quite sure how to feel about that.
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Earning out

I’m still working on my Bouchercon wrap up, but I wanted to talk about something first. Earlier I mentioned that I’d earned out – that is I’ve sold enough books that the print run and other expenses like the advance have been paid for. That’s a pretty big deal even for a small press author. You see, most authors don’t earn out – they don’t make as much or more than the money the publisher has spent on them. That’s to be expected though. Most Read More +
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