You Is Smart

It might surprise you, but I don’t spend all day refreshing my book’s Amazon page to read all of the new reviews being posted there. Sure, that’s probably because for the longest time, it didn’t have any reviews, but I’m not that self-involved.

But I did stop by the page the other day, and noticed that someone had actually left a review. See it here in all its glory:

Seeing as you’re reading this blog post, I already know that you’re a smart person. You don’t need me defining words for you, but just in case…

That’s right. My book ain’t for no dummies.

(Honestly, I don’t know if that is true; I mean, one story contained within is about a dog that must sniff a certain butt before he can go to Heaven.)

Anyway, SR, I appreciate the review. And I do have some ideas for illustrating at least some of the stories.

But in the meantime, if you’ve read the book, why not head over to Amazon, and leave a review, letting everyone know how erudite you truly are.


Oh, I have also added a new Recollection. It is called The Christian Yost Detective Agency and it is about my summers growing up. Please go read it, but beware, it might not be for emetophobes. And you obviously know what that word means, because you is smart.

I Really Started Something

I know it’s been too long since my last blog post. It’s not that I haven’t been doing anything here on the site; I have posted 11 sandwich reviews that include our recent forays into the wonderful world of meat alternatives. Some have been decent and others have been veggie bacon.

But my main focus recently has been on trying to finish my book. And I can say that it is done. The final copies have been ordered and should be here in about a week. Once they get here, I can send the copies to those who pledged, and then tell everyone where they can get copies of their own. This will obviously necessitate a blog post or two, so stay tuned.

I will also be documenting my thoughts on crowdfunding and self-publishing. I just began working on this, but you will be able to find all of this right here.


Finally, I mentioned in my last blog post that I might publish a past writing assignment detailing the grudge that I’ve apparently had against Dionne Warwick since high school. With all of my attention on finishing All Beautiful Creatures*, I hadn’t given this other thing too much thought. That is until I woke up to the following Google alert a few days ago:

You’re right, Ms. Warwick. I Really Started Something. And here it is: the sophomore-year story that I wrote after my class studied Dante’s Inferno. We were told to write our own individual stories about who we would encounter in one of the levels of Hell.

Well, guess who I found in the Eighth Circle?