Coffee is like oxygen

So, I read a tweet this morning on my feed, comparing coffee to oxygen. I couldn’t help but retweet it. But it got me to thinking. How would my life be different without coffee.

Would I be a better writer and artist. Is it my drug or my sustenance.  Is it an addiction or do I just enjoy its taste and flavor. I contend that it is all of the above and more.

Many creative people over the centuries have depended upon all sorts of substances to help open the mind and release those creative juices. While I have thought about doing the same, I don’t relish the idea of being a drunk or hooked on hard core drugs to free my mind.

After all, my mind is already pretty free as it is. Except for while I am at work, I don’t have much of a filter.

So, I contend that for me, coffee is like oxygen. I can try to live without either but I choose not to.

As an aside, thanks to everyone who bought my new book #BrokenSteele on opening day yesterday. I really appreciate the support. I look forward to your reviews and comments.

Have a great day.

Categories: Books

Broken Steele Released


Broken Steele

‘Broken Steele’, the sequel to ‘The Taste of Honey’ Released.

It is available from Amazon for your Kindle or Kindle reader and in Paperback.

Check it out. I would enjoy hearing from you.

Thank you for your support. And thanks to everyone who purchased it during pre-sale. You’re the greatest.

Broken Steele’s Official Release is Tomorrow


Broken Steele

‘Broken Steele’, the sequel to ‘The Taste of Honey’ officially launches tomorrow on Amazon.

It is available for your Kindle or Kindle reader or in Paperback.

Check it out and let me know what you think of it.

As always, please accept my heart filled thanks for buying my books. It’s people like you that allow me to continue my efforts in writing and delivering quality work. Thank you.

Book Editing Question

So, the nagging question that has been on my mind is whether which is better? Pay a professional editor or use a personal contact who is very good at editing but who is not a professional in the field.

So far, I’ve been using the later for several reasons.

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    On sale now at Amazon

    We argue about sections of my books and whether they need to be there at all.

  2. How to improve the story by helping to rewrite sections, large and small, while still keeping the intent of the section.
  3. We can work together editing  regardless at any time of day, even well into the night or first thing in the morning. Even before my morning coffee (ah, who am I kidding, not).
  4. By using someone I know and trust, we can discuss the bigger plot lines, intent and direction of the story along with a host of a number of little things that I can’t think of right now.
  5. We can discuss future story lines which I can turn into an outline for another book.
  6. Of course, the usually finding and correcting spelling and grammar errors.

The big question on my mind is this.

Does using a paid professional editor significantly improve the end result which translates in more sales?

What do you think? — I really want to know.

Thank you

Thank You

The Taste of Honey

Thank you to those who bought my book ‘The Taste of Honey’ this past week. You’re awesome. Thanks for your support. I hope you like it. I would appreciate it if you would write a review.


Broken Steele

In the meantime, ‘Broken Steele’ is now available on Amazon.

The official release is Oct 1, 2015, but you can order it today and it will be automatically delivered to your Kindle or Kindle reader on Oct 1. The paperback version should also be available by then.

Check it out and let me know what you think of it while I am busy writing the third book ‘Lucky Bitch’ in the series. Stay tuned for word on that one.

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