Featured Author: Margaret Coel
Killing Custer. Night of the White Buffalo is due out in September and is available for pre-order.
From Margaret's website: She writes in a small study in her home on a hillside in Boulder. The window frames a view of the Rocky Mountains and the almost-always blue sky. A herd of deer are usually grazing just outside, and one summer a couple of years ago, a mountain lion made its home close by. "Every day,"she says, "I drink in the West."
Featured Book: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
About ten years ago I gave it another try. And I'm thinking about reading it again soon.
What's the rule, you ask? Quoting from the book's blurb on amazon.com: "...a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved."
It's a little like the Catch-22 of being a writer these days. You're supposed to be writing the best novels you can write, but you have to do a million things to promote and market each book as it comes out, which means you're writing faster instead of better....or you're doing a terrible job of promotion which means your sales will suffer which means your next book might not get published anyway.
Word of the Day: Cortisone
I came home from my visit to the knee surgeon yesterday with a big decision to make about when to get knee replacement surgery....and a knee that felt quite a bit better within minutes of getting a shot of cortisone.
This is the first time I've tried it, mostly because I'd convinced myself it was going to be excruciatingly painful. It wasn't. It won't cure anything, but if the cortisone works, I might at least be able to postpone the first surgery until after my November book release. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
If you ever had one or more of these injections and want to share good news, I'm all ears. I don't want to hear anything scary.