I got an email yesterday afternoon from ning. They've realized the error of their ways, (i.e. they're now under new management), and they are bringing back the ning mini. As soon as Dirtrider returns we'll get the site all pretty again.
I will also be signing the site over to Dirtrider. He's been running the place for the past few years, while I've been having some serious issues with my vision. It started with a bad fall I had in the summer of…Continue
Well, sort of.
I've been busy writing romance novels under the name Marina Martindale, and running my book publishing company, Good Oak Press. Five Star Publications, who published my Luke and Jenny historical novels for young readers, has taken the books out of print, and I've been hesitant about…Continue
As most of you already know, I've switched writing genres and I'm now writing contemporary romance. To that end, I rent a lot of romance movies on Netflix. I watched one last night that also happened to be a western. It was made in 2003 for the Hallmark Channel, and it's called, Love Comes Softly.
Love Comes Softly is the story of a young bride who comes west with her husband. No sooner do they arrive and he is accidentally killed. She's left on her own with…Continue
Yesterday I read quite a blog review of the new Lone Ranger movie, and I can sum it up in one sentence. Don't waste your hard-earned money. I knew something was up when they cast Johnny Depp as Tonto, as opposed to a Native American actor. Granted, I like Johnny Depp. He's a fine actor, but he's known for playing eccentric characters, and according to what I'm reading, this interpretation of Tonto isn't just eccentric, it's downright bizarre. Tonto is a few bricks short of a load…Continue
Sorry I haven't been around--busy with that trying to earn a living thing. Then I couldn't remember my user name to log back into Ning... Senior moments. I seem to have them more than usual these days.
Meantime I need some feedback...
I published my last Luke and Jenny book back in 2010, and decided to leave it as a trilogy. I covered a good bit of historical material--the Earps and the O.K. Corral, Billy the Kid, and Frank and Jesse James. For those who are…Continue
Just wanted to give you all a quick head's up about a possible phishing scam.
If you should by chance receive any emails about paying dues to keep the SOTOW site up--DO NOT respond. It is not legit. The only person who has to pay any money to keep…Continue
I've noticed something odd about my Jesse James book. It simply hasn't been as well received as my other two titles, and it's left me scratching my head wondering why.
I've entered all three of my titles in various literary competitions over the years, and my first two books, on the O.K. Corral and Billy the Kid, did well. While neither…Continue
I still vividly recall one of the first lessons taught in my very first high school drama class. It was that actors who wear their costumes and stage make-up outside the theater are considered rank amateurs. Apparently, being called an, "amateur," is about the lowest insult an actor could ever receive.
That lesson always stayed…Continue
I wanted to let you know we've made a minor change to the Main Page by decreasing the blogs and increasing the discussion topics.
We have a couple of technical glitches with the blogs. Ning has set them to a "must be pre-approved" mode that makes posting a blog a pain in the butt for most of you, and I am unable to change that setting. The…Continue