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Ten Favorite Geek Words–Part I

I write techno-thrillers, so I’m always reading about computers, technology, the Latest Stuff. Here are some of my favorite Geek Speak words (Computer nerds are so neologistic): alpha geek–the most technologically savvy dude in the company amazonned–amazonized, means you’ve lost a chunk of your business to a dot-com. back hack–when you get hacked, you return … Continue reading

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17 Tips on How to Market Your Books Online

I have experimented with online book marketing over the past few years with mixed results. When I heard about a seminar on this topic in my Poynter’s Newsletter, I decided it was time to hear what the professionals had to say. Just to be clear, prior to the San Diego conference entitled 21st Century Book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Boy in the Moon

Ian Brown’s memoir, The Boy in the Moon (St. Martin’s Press 2011), is an eye-opening trip into parenting a special needs child. In this case, Ian Brown and his wife have a severely disabled child with an orphan disease (one which is not studied or researched much), making both diagnosing and dealing with the disease difficult. This particular disease, CFC (cardiofaciocutaneous disease) is extremely rare, gets worse as the child matures and can’t be cured. The story deals primarily with the Dad’s struggle to come to terms with his son’s life as a CFC sufferer. Continue reading