Last Saturday morning my wife Holly and I drove from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to attend the Pagan Pride day celebration. It was small, but diverse, and there were some great workshops. The area was covered for shade, but still hot and very dry. I hope next year the attendance will be even better.
After the event my wife and I went to a party being held by some friends we hadn't seen in years. Sunday morning we got up early and took the drive home. As I wrote, the weather was incredibly hot and dry, and with stops (such as in the city of Baker where one shop is decorated in an alien—from outer space, not terrestrials from outside the U.S. borders—motif and they sell a wide variety of
Today I got five emails from authors all alerting me to a website that had 32 of our books and an equal number of other publishers’ books on it, scanned in and uploaded as PDFs for anyone to freely download. If it sounds like harmless sharing to you, please read this post and educate yourself on pirating.
First, the background: people loves to steal our books. Libraries and bookstores have claimed for years that some of their most frequently stolen stock are the religious books – anything from the Bible to those on witchcraft and magic. Whether this comes from a belief that all sacred knowledge should be free, a desire to hold onto a book containing so much wisdom (or so many
There are different ways to effectively write non-fiction books. Some people see where a book would fill a need, do a lot of research, and write a book to fill that need. You can usually tell this type of author because their books cover an amazingly wide range of topics.
I have a lot of admiration for people who choose to do this. The work they do to discover, assemble, and present the information can be invaluable. It's just not my way.
I prefer to write books where I have a deep knowledge of the subject through personal experience and study. That's not a better approach, it's just my approach. It's also one of the reasons I'm so pleased with my book, Modern Sex