it was 14 months of family problems, near-death family experiences, hospitals, nearly-fatal auto accidents and having my roommate's (ex) husband die in the next room on a Wednesday afternoon of heart failure. And I think one of his brothers thought I had smothered him with a pillow so they requested an autopsy. So ... now I'm back on track, house is peaceful, work is getting predictably regular, so I can divert myself from the utterly horrifying political situation over the river in Washington DC, and resume being a novelist.
Yes it sucks holding down a more-than-full time job, a family at home that I help with, and be an author with no agent and no website manager and blahblahblah. But I've got 20 volumes of poetry written (one published), two novels in limited print edition, four ebooks out, and the other 22 books in various stages of undress, editing, and finalizing. The ebook revolution is upon us, but I still don't want anyone else owning my international book numbers so I have to put some money aside to buy them ($125 each, for each e-book format) or a block of 20 for $550.
Not sure I want to post anything here - this forum has been a little low-participation, but if lodysmg can do it, I can do it!
some links to some of my completed novels:http://www.zebratta.com/Books/Composer/index.html
"The Death of a Mad Composer, Opus V, a Symphony in Five Movements." historical fictionhttp://www.zebratta.com/Books/Confess/index.html
"The Confession of Alexandrus Basileus, 334" GLBT military/historical fictionhttp://www.zebratta.com/Books/Etudes/index.html
"The Erotic Etudes" - GLBT historical fictionhttp://www.zebratta.com/Books/epi00.htm
- my first published (2nd edition), Epistle to the North Americans, lyric poetryhttp://www.zebratta.com/Books/zebratta99.htm
- the Zebratta Poems, illustrated lyric poems, selected from "Epistle"
that's probably enough for now. zebratta.com hasn't been edited since 2011 because I lost my webmaster there. zebratta.org has sale links that are now funky because my new webmaster has leukemia and didn't maintain it (and I can't reach him, so I'm not sure he's alive.)
So I'm working on getting my own web site skills (I work in another technology area, but things are getting desperate now!) and I just reregistered my zebratta.net domain and zebratta.ca domains so I can make a quick getaway to the north if necessary :).