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Du Li competes in Olympic shooting

Du Li competes in Olympic shooting

To my amusement, I found out there is a Chinese Olympic athlete named Du Li! (As in Duli of The Widow Brigade). Even more, her sport is shooting! Sounds like she’s pretty good at it also! Well, I guess I’ll be cheering for her!Google link
Du Li competes in Olympic shooting

Great Book Characters

Hoping folks on my Facebook share in some input here.Let’s talk book characters. Focus on ones that we feel have a lot of development, and that we can really appreciate stepping into their shoes.Whether they be a hero or an addition to the book, it has to be a...
Du Li competes in Olympic shooting

Death of a Laptop

‘Tis a sad day here at the writer’s desk.I bought a laptop in the early 2000s, with the intent to use it as my main book-writing device. Even though I have a desk computer, the laptop allowed me to write on-the-go, between appointments, at a restaurant, or...
Du Li competes in Olympic shooting

Lowdown published a story about me today

The Lowdown, a St Croix Valley area newspaper, featured me in a story yesterday. I had hoped to link the story, but they don’t have it up on their website: http://www.presspubs.com/touch5/st-croix/ . Hopefully they will!It covered my latest book releases, and...
Du Li competes in Olympic shooting

Lowdown to Run a Story on Me

I had an interview with a local newspaper recently. I’ve been told they are running the story on Oct 30th, this Friday! Catch the Lowdown, a local paper for St Croix Valley, for the story.I expect it would be on their website too:...
Du Li competes in Olympic shooting

What is the Author Reading? (Sept 2015)

In the midst of writing, I still find time to read a good book. After all, all writers started as readers, right? Most of my interests revolve around the same subject I write the most about: epic fantasy. (Though I have also written a Steampunk-oriented short story...
Du Li competes in Olympic shooting

Summer Begins!

A last round of rain serves as a reminder of Spring even as the air gets warm and the days stretch long.My mind has already turned to camping trips and vacations for this Summer. It’s going to be harder to find time to write, with the kids off school and such,...
Du Li competes in Olympic shooting

A Resurgence in the Gaming Community

My first MMORPG was Everquest. My wife bought it for me as a present just a year after our marriage, and somehow the marriage survived.  It proved costlier than a normal game, because it wouldn’t run on my computer at the time. That was the first of a few times...
Du Li competes in Olympic shooting

The Head Hitting the Wall

Just had a really difficult morning trying to get a Word file to do what I wanted it to do, and uploaded to my new publisher on the web. Really, I was hitting my head against a wall. It really represents my love/hate relationship with computers in general. Usually, I...
Du Li competes in Olympic shooting

Raising two kids with Autism

Spoke with my oldest’s teacher today.  I think it would be an intimidating enough meeting for any parent to wonder how their kid is doing in school.  Probably hits me worse since both boys have Autism and tend to think differently from mainstream. The meeting...