Anderson Cooper was in Aurora, CO tonight, interviewing the families of the shooting victims. I was particularly struck by the interview with the father of one of the shooting victims. Alex Teves, 24, was killed in the shooting. Mr. Teves described his son in the most loving terms imaginable, but also threw down the gauntlet … Continue reading
Posted in July 2012 …
Writing a Memoir, Biographer or Artist?
I received feedback on my manuscript about a month ago, that I needed to provide a lot more background about my parents to explain why my childhood was both so fun and funny. One reviewer (thanks Jen!) suggested that I explain why my father was such a good cook and why I grew up in … Continue reading
Espresso Book Machine (EBM) for Do-It-Yourself Bookmaking
Hooray! The Espresso Book Machine (EBM) is now available at the independent bookseller called Bookshop Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA. (http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/). This device is pretty much a gigantic printer that can print and bind books to look pretty much like every other book in the bookstore. With color cover capabilities, varying trim sizes, … Continue reading
Hollywood Must Need Writers!
I went to see “The Amazing Spider-Man” last night. I had assumed that I would see a continuation of the other Spider-man films. Nope, “The Amazing Spider-Man” reverted back to the beginning, with hapless Peter Parker encountering a spider. It appears that a super hero’s daily life of fighting crime, thwarting a nemesis, or saving … Continue reading
What Makes a Good Book Cover?
The graphic designer gave me a first look at four cover options today. They are all terrific! What makes a good book cover? From my web reading, it sounds like the cover has to intrigue someone to pick up the book as well as suggest something about what the book is about. Obviously, the cover … Continue reading