Saturday, January 28, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
I'm not the only one, either.
For everyone who has helped support my writing financially and otherwise over the years, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. For those of you who are thinking about it, please consider first and foremost the place where you choose to buy my books from. By buying directly from Lulu.com, you are not only choosing to support me the most as an artist, but you also support my publisher too. Your help allows them to continue their great work helping independent writers and artists sell their products, many at no cost to the authors themselves. By buying from places like Amazon, fellow Lulu authors such as myself will only make $2.21 for a paperback book retailing at $14.95, before taxes. If you buy at Lulu, the author will make almost three times that amount. The rest goes towards the production of the book itself and Lulu takes a small commission...which honestly is a small price to pay considering the services they provide for writers who otherwise might never get published. Where else can an aspiring writer have COMPLETE control over their book, inside and out?
Click on the following links to browse books by two of my good friends (and fellow Lulu poets), Amanda Waley and Crystal Clemons:
Their bookstores will also be permalinked to my blog, along with Matthew Nolan's website, my friend Mary's blog "Where the Ravens Fly," and my friend Tiffiany's food blog "Lafayette Food Junkie," as part of my personal effort to help plug the works of my equally (and more) talented friends, who have done the same thing for me in the past. Friends who write together, stay together ;)
P.S. Don't forget to take 25% off your order at Lulu.com, for a maximum savings of $50
Coupon Code: LULUBOOK305
Coupon expires January 31, 2012
P.S.S. Book buying can be a rich experience! Seek out your local book fairs, visit with the authors themselves, buy a book and have them autograph it for you!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
I thought I would play around with Windows Movie Maker with two videos I shot tonight with my cockatiel, T.J. Nibbler. It mostly consists of me blowing gently on him, which causes him to fluff and preen like he's getting a shower. He also shows you why he earned the name Nibbler!
It's not Oscar-worthy, but I hope you enjoy it.
The song used in this video is "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, from the album "Lynyrd Skynyrd [Pronounced Len-Nerd Skin-Nerd]"