Tag Archives: Vacuum County

The Parents Behind the Relationship

This cartoon from the New Yorker, posted on Facebook by a friend, and shared by the Vacuum County fan page had a caption saying: “Before we go any further, I should let you know that I have parents.” Everyone, at … Continue reading

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Books Available from Inverted-A Press

Inverted-A Press carries the following Titles: The Portrait of a Lover by John Wheatcroft. A Thousand and One Stories of Pericon de Cadiz Transatlantic Lives by Jesse Bier Theodosia and the Pirates by Aya Katz       Vacuum County … Continue reading

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Reciprocity and Turn Taking in Love

No love is selfless. Love is its own reward and is tied directly to the reward center of the brain, Continue reading

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Is It For Children?

As an author, and also as a reader, I have a problem with genre in general. My books do not fit squarely into any given genre, because basically they are all about the same thing: my view of life. It … Continue reading

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Marketing Tips for Authors with A Small Press: How to Market Your Book

In order to market your small press book, you must marshal all the resources available to you free of charge. Choose a title that is self-explanatory. Use your blog, your local organizations and Skype to publicize your book. Get reviews by finding people who review similar books online. Continue reading

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What is Vacuum County All About?

What is Vacuum County all about? Most authors are happy to be asked what their book is about. To me, this is a terrifying question, just like a few other seemingly simple questions: what is your profession, your nationality, your … Continue reading

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The Problem of Genre

The Problem of Genre I was not quite seventeen years old when I wrote the first chapter of The Few Who Count. I was twenty-three by the time it was finished. It was my first novel. I sent out a query letter … Continue reading

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Forced Choices

My daughter and her cousin were playing  a game. The name of the game was “Would You Rather.” “Would you rather be eaten by sharks or burned in a fire?” A moment of hesitation. “Eaten by sharks.” “Okay. Would you … Continue reading

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Spartan Mothers

Mother’s Day is despised by many people as a holiday full of sentiment and empty of any thought and meaning. Many see it as just another commercial occasion to sell flowers, candy and bath oils. Part of the reason for … Continue reading

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Traveling with Cabeza de Vaca: Introduction

This is going to be a recurring feature of PubWages, a column about the writings and travels and life of Cabeza de Vaca. Continue reading

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