A few tiny steps toward publication(s)

Big day yesterday as, within an hour of each other, I got the ARC (that’s advanced reader’s copy) of the Long Hidden speculative fiction anthology that includes a short story of mine AND a request to do an author interview for Veterans of the Future Wars anthology that includes a different short story of mine.Continue reading “A few tiny steps toward publication(s)”

How to write a bestseller with ‘stylometry’

Scientists say they’ve uncovered the secret to writing a bestselling novel. By using a process called “statistical stylometry,” which basically means data mining an overload of printed matter — in this case 40,000 books and film scripts — to find patterns of wood usage. The Stony Brook University researchers say that books that used moreContinue reading “How to write a bestseller with ‘stylometry’”

Interview with Paul Block

Paul Block, the senior producer at timesunion.com, is also the co-author with Robert Vaughan of the new religious thriller “The Masada Scroll,” to be released today by Forge Books. The books blog recently sat down with Paul to talk about his book. Click on the videos below to hear and see the interview, in twoContinue reading “Interview with Paul Block”