My, How Time has Flown!

Alma T. C. Boykin No, not the year 2022, although I've got mixed emotions about seeing it leave. It wasn't the best of years for me personally, but it was much, much better than several that come to mind. I was thinking about the ten years since I released my first fiction book, A Cat... Continue Reading →


My run up to Christmas (which, as Barbs and I are on Ambo call, is going to be a low-profile day.) has been a quiet one. I am way behind on mince-pies. My kids are elsewhere for Christmas, and I'd rather the day was enjoyed to the full by those who are surrounded by family... Continue Reading →

Re-release me, let me go

I really always thought that was regrease me, let me glow... Today's prompt from wordpress was 'Who do you envy?' My thought at the moment would be people who don't have to play the waiting game for, it seems, everything going. I've never been much good at waiting, and it was always the trad author's... Continue Reading →

And so it goes

As I sit here writing this blog, I find myself feeling torn. Today marks and end even as it marks a beginning. But before we get to that, I want to pass on some information about changes afoot at Amazon and, possibly, other outlets as well. The other day, I noticed something odd about the... Continue Reading →

Check Your KDP Emails

Welp, it finally happened. My KDP/KU sales report for the month has been changed from one day to the next. No, I'm not talking about the move to the new format Amazon decided to go to. You know the one I'm talking about. The one that makes it even more difficult to get a snapshot... Continue Reading →

More Amazon Shenanigans?

The quick answer is "no". But let's get to the question before going into the answer. Over the last couple of months, the indie community has become more and more concerned with the number e-book returns they've been seeing of late. Normally, I wouldn't pay any attention to such complaints except. . . I've seen... Continue Reading →

A Word or Two of Warning

Let me start out by saying this is not a screed against Amazon, at least not too much of one. The issue I ran into yesterday isn't exclusive to it. It's just that when the main storefront for indie books has a glitch and it rises up to bite you on the butt, it hurts--a... Continue Reading →

Save the Dragons

Just over twelve years ago, we were in the throes of emigrating from South Africa to this little island off the coast of Tasmania. It was a nightmarish, expensive bureaucratic process, that was actually very hard, aside from uprooting your whole life to move across the world to a little island where you knew no-one.... Continue Reading →

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