Monthly Archives: July 2012

Summer (and spring) reading

I’ve got some academic reading to do and some linguistics puzzles to work out, but am also finally looking forward to getting to some summer reading. I’ve got James Lee Burke’s Creole Belle on my desk and will order Chelsea … Continue reading

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Deregulating English

I’ve finished up my summer session class on the History of the English Language (hence my blogging hiatus). In the last class meeting though, a student introduced a new metaphor I need to think more about. Jamey Strathman talked about … Continue reading

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Tim Wohlforth’s No Time to Mourn

Krill Press has recently published an edition of Tim Wohlforth‘s novel No Time to Mourn. Here’s a classic interview with Tim from 2007 (courtesy of Ashland Mystery and fearturing a reading by Garth Pittman).

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Non-words for June

ruinison, n. any instance of harmony in which individuals or machine parts act in concert with a disastrous result. 1 Jun grieflection, n. thoughts on the life of a passing friend or loved one, and on your life too (suggested … Continue reading

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History of Publishing Wrap Up , part 3

Another new deal for authors is Amazon Select and the opportunity for authors with a decent backlist (and the digital rights to their work) to manage their own sales. An engaging presence and a commitment of marketing and systematic discounts … Continue reading

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