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Weather Forecasts and Other Lies

by John Urban Way back when, before the advent of super computers and data analytics, a three day weather forecast was pretty much guesswork. Thanks to the vast technology introduced by the Information Age, that’s no longer the case – … Continue reading

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Getting into your character’s head…

C.E. Grundler Two weeks and counting. That’s the official toll I’ve paid for burning the candle at both ends. Two weeks being sidelined from attacking the decks when I was closing in on the finish line. Two weeks, but time … Continue reading

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I did it…

C.E. Grundler No, not finish the deck. Yet, at least. Yeah, everything was moving along full steam.  I was writing each morning, at least double to triple my personal ‘you must write this much’ quota, squeezed into every possible moment … Continue reading

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Don’t Feed The Gulls

Back in the early 1970s, the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull found its way onto the New York Times best-seller list for the better part of a year with several million copies sold. The book was even made into a motion … Continue reading

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Insanity Row and rise of the Living Dead…

C.E. Grundler You can’t see them from the main office or the docks. You can’t see them from the pool, or from the food truck that currently fills the void created when Sandy destroyed the small restaurant, built on the … Continue reading

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The 38th Voyage

The Charles W. Morgan sails again, her 38th voyage. A remarkable feat for a 173-year old wooden boat, even more so given that she is the sole surviving vessel of the American whaling industry’s 2,700 ship fleet. As I write … Continue reading

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What I did on my summer vacation…

Okay, it’s not officially summer yet, but I am on vacation. Technically, my other half is, though my muses don’t take break, so while I’m spending my day adorned in a Tyvek suit, gloves, eye and lung protection, my phone … Continue reading

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So I’ve been looking for a truck…

C.E. Grundler …but not just any truck. No, when you write murder and mayhem, you sometimes find yourself in the need of an extra special truck. I’m not concerned about mileage, warranties, amenities, or any of the other considerations usually … Continue reading

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Splash Time 2014

by John Urban Splash time. After months of diligent work, the old wooden boat is ready to start a new season on the salt. All exterior surfaces – the hull, decks, cabin sides, coach roof, cockpit, transom, mast and boom … Continue reading

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You gotta love capitalism . . .

by Christine Kling While I have been enjoying the wonderful promotion my books have received by being a part of the Kindle First program, this is a very different book release than I used to know ten years ago. The … Continue reading

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