Blog: In Real Life

Book reviews, marketing observations and advice, and general commentary…

October 8, 2015

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Living Life | 7 comments

Today I’m not where I want to be, but I’m where I need to be.

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October 3, 2015

Posted by on Oct 3, 2015 in Living Life | 10 comments

The thing about this condition, I’ve learned, is that it is always with me.

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September 30, 2015

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Living Life | 6 comments

It’s been a weird few days.

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September 28, 2015

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Living Life | 16 comments

Following a difficult night, this was a productive Monday.

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September 27, 2015

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015 in Living Life | 20 comments

This is the first of what will be a series of posts about a journey I started a few days ago. I debated about whether chronicling this is a good idea, whether it would be helpful to anyone, whether I would be able to do it well.

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Reviews and the Reviewers who Review Them

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Marketing, Posts | 0 comments

I had a really…interesting experience on Facebook this week.

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You’re Not Just a Reader

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Commentary, Posts | 0 comments

I find few phrases more distressing than, “just a reader.”

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Report from a Mad World

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Commentary, Marketing, Posts | 0 comments

If the headline above immediately made you think of this movie or this song, then you’re old enough to have experienced the vast and fundamental changes in publishing over the last few decades. But you know what? Sometimes they still make me shake my head

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Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Commentary | 0 comments

This is an important day. And while I understand that not all Americans are celebrating, I think we can all agree that we are living through history. Things change…laws change, attitudes change, even publishing changes. And we’re all part of it. I believe it is important to acknowledge this. So here you...

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THE FALL by John Lescroart

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

The Fall begins quite literally when a young woman plunges to her death from an overpass in San Francisco.

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