Category: Writing Process

Get Those Book Endorsements!

Hey folks, If you are in the business of selling books, or for that matter just about anything else, you need people to recommend your product.  After sending out some fifty queries with a synopsis and sample sections of chapters to prospective endorsers for…

Book Endorsements for “Rough Enough” – Letter Going Out!

Today is the big day for me to get out letters to a goodly number of important newspapers, TV hosts, Magazine Editors, Best Selling Civil War Authors and Celebrities in order to get endorsements to go onto the cover of my book, “Rough Enough”…

2 Days of sunshine in Hood River

Back from diving in Curacao – the sun seems to be finally coming out in Hood River and the garden is beginning to grow.  The corn is up and the sunflowers are a foot high so with a week of really good hot temperatures…

Orienteering in Moses Lake, WA – Watch out for water on your map!

Well Saturday the 2nd of June was a day to remember in my orienteering sport.  For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s basically a cross country sport involving races of various lengths for different age groups in which you are…

Map making for book

The final stages of editing my new non-fiction Civil and Indian War book, “Rough Enough” have involved the creation of a couple of maps so that readers will have some idea of the Civil War forts and training camps in the Boston area and…

A blurred line in the sand or “I never saw the line, Gus”

The current congressional debate in congress about whether you can abort a baby for the simple reason of not wanting one of that sex should lead all of you writiers, whether in fiction or non-fiction to think about the giant issue of eugenics and…

Memorial Day 2012

Today we had a great Memorial Day celebration here in Hood River.  The crowd of some three hundred participants met in the Cemetary where we sang, heard several poems in memorial to the soldiers both recently and long gone. A moving hour and a…

Back from taking a dive!

Well, I’ve just finished a great three week vacation, first week in Texas with our good Friends Marty and Jim Graves who gave us a real Texas tour.  It included a visit to the swamps with the Spanish Moss, Seeing a Civil War enactment,…

Kalahari Rick Starts His Blog

Well, here we go with the blog to get out the news on my writing and book work on Rough Enough, a Civil and Indian War nonfiction spyglass view of the life of Richard H. Clow from 1864 through 1880 as he fought in…

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