Do I still recommend John Locke? No.

Back at the end of June, 2011, I read a book that succeeded because of a lie, and I turned my entire life upside down as a result of that lie. The book was, of course, John Locke’s How I Sold 1 Million Ebooks in 5 Months. Like a lot of other writers, I let… Continue reading Do I still recommend John Locke? No.

Halloween Tonk

Got an email from a reader who loved Talyn and wanted to make herself a Tonk Shielder uniform. She used Talyn as her basic reference, and got a lot of the rest of the details from the Tonk Stuff I’ve posted online. She asked me a few additional questions, though, I provided details, and she… Continue reading Halloween Tonk

A thoughtful post on Christian/Muslim reconciliation

The writer of this is Quaker (I used to be) and a visiting scholar at Yale Divinity School. My personal take on any religion is “no, thanks,” but I am a firm supporter of freedom of religion. And of tolerance, defined as follows: I will tolerate you, your quirks, and your beliefs, if you will… Continue reading A thoughtful post on Christian/Muslim reconciliation

My Super-Secret Agenda Revealed

Arconna said—The fact that Democrats accused Republicans of fiddling with votes and intentionally disenfranchising voters who had names similar to criminals is just as disturbing as Democrats doing the same thing. All that that proves is that no party has the interests of the American people in mind, just their own. I’m absolutely sick of this divide between parties.

YES! That’s it. That’s my secret agenda! I want the Democrats and the Republicans, people in any third parties, and those of us who have NO party that stands for what we think and believe, to work together for the good of the country, and the good of the citizens in it.

All the ceaseless bickering partisanship, all the Democrats Are Bad, Republicans Are Bad, We’re Better Than You Are idiocy, is destroying all of us. The nation is too big to and to diverse to speak with one voice. But its varied voices need to start talking to each other, rather than at each other.

The Romans invented “Divide and Conquer” and both Republicans and Democrats from the far edges of their respective constituencies, and we are a nation deeply divided, when most of us share the common ground of love of liberty, a belief in human rights and freedoms, the right to the pursuit of happiness, and the value of representative government made up of people who ACTUALLY REPRESENT US. Our divisions are taking all of that away from us, a piece here and a piece there, from both ends of the spectrum.


Thank you

I’d like to take the time to thank each of you who has faced out a copy of Talyn at your bookstore, or bought a copy for yourself or someone else, or recommended it to a friend or a bookseller. I apologize for being so distracted by garbage that I haven’t taken the time to… Continue reading Thank you

The Tonk need a rescue

Talyn debuts in paperback today. With luck, you’ll find it in local indie bookstores, where real people order books, and where support for my work has been strong. If you don’t have an indie store, then you may find it in your local chain bookstore, but computers order the books for chains, and they order… Continue reading The Tonk need a rescue