Sally Fellows, RIP

How is the death of a passionate reader from Omaha, Nebraska connected to the fake review scandal? Read on. My life as a published writer and the mass use of the Internet dovetail in an interesting way. (Well, it’s interesting to me.) I bought my first computer, a Mac Classic 2, in 1993, and wrote my first book on it. Sometime in 1994, maybe 1995, I bought an external modem and connected to the “Internet” via a free CompuServ program. Yes, I am approximately 9,000 years old. There, I discovered Read More [...]

Pub Date: A tradition

"I remember one year my friend Carpenter and I had books out on the same day. We talked about it all summer. We each had modest expectations. I had modest expectations for his book; he had modest expectations for mine . . . Finally the big day arrived and I woke up happy, embarrassed in advance by all the praise and attention that would be forthcoming. I made coffee and practiced digging my toe in the dirt . . . Then I waited for the phone to ring. The phone did not know its part. It sat Read More [...]