Consider Getting Small

It’s 2015, and Shannon and I have done the usual things like working hard, buying cars and clothes, and going on vacation, but mostly we’ve taken going into debt with new gusto. After visiting with Dad and Edie, we begin to realize how precious and short time can […]

Going Back in Time

I’m going back a little, to 2014. When we got the spark to change our lives, to become more self-sufficient, to cut our materialistic tendencies, and perhaps become happier. The story starts in another blog (Simplified Bliss) that was swallowed-up by the Web’s blackhole, so it’s getting repeated […]

Michael Allen: The Deeper Dark

Captain Haven Kayd is a fighter pilot who’s used to flying alone. Days, nights, all missions. But when he’s forced-down during an intel run, he’s not alone for long. Surrounded by the enemy, Haven is taken to a POW camp where he thinks often about his wife and […]

The Perfect Indie Author Book Launch

When you get close to finishing your latest novel, you’ll have to get serious about the marketing side of writing. That’s right; you need to plan the perfect book launch to stimulate Social Media, tickle Amazon’s algorithms, and get readers ready to buy the book you’ve spent countless […]

Ali Gunn: The Career Killer

Our Book Review of The Career Killer In book one of the DCI Mabey series, author Ali Gunn presents an astonishingly believable character in the Metropolitan Police’s newest Detective Chief Inspector, Elsie Mabey. She looks the part, but there’s a lot of baggage she’s carrying, from her nearly […]