Archive for September, 2012

Just past my screen



Sometimes a few seconds in a reality altogether different breaks the block.

Andy’s done it

      Thanks to Andrew Campbell there are new covers for both published books, already uploaded to Amazon KDP. My original and very amateur versions are officially flushed. Anyone interested in covers for ebooks should check him out:



      I think they’re handsome. Next job is to get him working on Ghost Walk and Little Fishes.


FTC cover

New Cover for Fit to Curve.

new HA cover

New Cover for Heart Attack.

Monti dei Paschi — on the brink

Here’s a link to the story in the Washington Post, from September first:

By Michael Birnbaum
SIENA, Italy — Tucked away in this Tuscan city, the oldest bank in the world has survived the Borgias, pestilence and too many wars to count. Now, a mundane foe has proved far more dangerous: Italian government debt (follow the link for the rest of the article).

        So what? The world teems with teetering banks. It’s a little arcane, a Poundian thing. If you ever fought through the economic crankpot parts of Ezra Pound’s Cantos, you’ll remember the Monte dei Paschi. It’s the good bank, founded on natural increase (sheep breeding as they manure the ground that grows the grass they eat). Distinguished from the downright iniquity of the banks of discount, collecting interest on self-created funds. A rock, an icon, an ideogram. So, it would be sad, that’s all.


By its cover

       You can’t judge a book by its cover. But you do. And you have to, even though you can’t. There is a dense immensity of titles in the Amazonian cosmos. To catch the eyes of browsers and scrollers, a cover has to read, nor repel, and engage. Fit To Curve and Heart Attack will soon have new e-covers. They’re in the pipe.