Reading, Writing, and Reinvention

December 16, 2014— IN HINDSIGHT, my entire life has been about reinvention…and usually out of necessity!  Back in the mid 90s, I relocated and left a job in computer programming I loved…and unfortunately, landed in a job I didn’t love. That move forced me to get serious about writing (a hobby up to that point), which led to a new career. I left the corporate world in the late 90s to write fiction full-time.  Over the next 15 years or so, I wrote dozens of books for various NY publishers, with varying degrees of success and frustration.  In 2011 when the economy and the book industry was floundering, my publisher withdrew support, and I wasn’t sure what to do next.  With nothing to lose, I launched an independent publishing venture to put a dozen early titles of mine back out into the market…and the ebook market exploded in all directions!  One day I was a middling novelist with an uncertain future…and the next day I was running an international multimedia company out of my tiny home office.  It’s been mind-blowing in the best possible way!

I relish my new career because it encompasses everything I love:  books, art, technology, and business.  Every day is different because I might be dealing with putting stories into ebooks, print, audio, foreign language translations, or film/TV.  The paperwork alone is staggering.  Meanwhile, social media has exploded, and I’m scrambling to keep up!  The one thing that’s suffered is my writing time because there’s so much business to transact in so many different parts of the world and time zones.  But I’m doing my best, and I appreciate your patience as I put all the pieces in place to move forward in a big way.  I have a lot of news to report, and much more to come in the next several months, which is why I’m restarting my (this) blog!  Please stay tuned…

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