A Couple Of Pinkos

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 132019
 

During my long career publishing small town newspapers in both the Pacific Northwest and Arizona, I used to always laugh at the response my editorials would get from people. To half of my readers I was a gun toting, KKK cross burning right wing extremist. To the other half of the readership I was a […]

RVing Authors

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252019
 

I’ve met a lot of authors in my time, and I’m always interested in how and where they work. Some of them say they must have their own quiet space with no distractions, while others claim they can write anywhere, including coffee shops, sitting at the kitchen table while the kids and dog are running […]

Nick And The Monkey

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232018
 

Here’s another tale from the Nick Happens file. I have always thought of myself as a man of the world. As a kid we moved around a lot and I was exposed to all kinds of people and their peculiarities. A few weeks after I graduated from high school, I was wearing a green uniform […]

#32? Is That Possible?

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 032018
 

Miss Terry and my other proofreaders all went the extra mile, like they always do, and finished with my latest book, Strawberry Slugbug, Monday evening. So yesterday I went through the manuscript making their corrections and getting it formatted to publish. It’s always a crap shoot as to how long Amazon’s Kindle publishing program takes […]

Sep 072018
 

I have only been drunk a few times in my life, maybe half a dozen at most, and that was back during my Army days raising hell with the guys when we got off duty. That phase of my life didn’t last very long for a number of reasons, including I don’t like the taste […]

Feb 062018
 

In a recent conversation with somebody who was asking me for suggestions on places to spend the winter in his RV, I told him about some of the places in Florida we like. His immediate response was, “Oh, hell no! I don’t want to get eaten by an alligator!” I assured him that probably wasn’t […]

Yes, I Really Do

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 072017
 

Once in a while people ask me if I really do get all of the e-mails I occasionally share with blog readers because it’s hard to believe people could be that: A. Dumb, B. Naive, C. Clueless, or D. All of the above. But something I learned early on in my career publishing small town […]

Jul 162014
 

I’ve never had writer’s block because I don’t believe in it. In my 25+ years of publishing small town newspapers I couldn’t put out 36 blank pages of newsprint and tell folks, “Sorry, no news this week, I’ve got writer’s block.” But sometimes I hit a spot where I have to back up and take […]

Feb 242013
 

We love small towns. I spent most of my working life publishing small town newspapers, and though I have done it a time or two, if we ever hang up the keys I could never imagine living in a big city again. We have found in our fourteen years of fulltiming that it doesn’t matter […]

Feb 152012
 

Okay guys, what did you give your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Flowers? Candy? Something slinky from one of those stores at the mall? Did you take her out to a nice dinner? Those are all great things, but I like to give Miss Terry something much more personal. So I gave her my cold. Yes, […]