I’ve been in indie publishing now since 2011 and have some solid experience under my belt. But I’ve not been able to clearly capture what my journey has taken to dream up and publishing 10 books. But now I can. I recently watched episode 7, season 2 (“Look, She Made a Hat”) of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon and knew that I had found two kindred spirits in show creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino. I’ve been a big fan of Sherman-Palladino since I first saw Gilmore Girls back in 2000. I love the family dynamic portrayed on screen, the witty dialogue and that precious made up world of Sleep Hollow where the freaks and geeks all go about their way.
If you’re new to my year-end articles, be sure to check out the previous years (especially last year’s as it’s a compilation of all that I’ve spent and earned since I started self-publishing back in 2011).
You are in the future.
I am writing this the day before Christine Blasey Ford is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was sexually assault by supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
My family and I went down to the Outer Banks in North Carolina for our family vacation, but there was a twist. Our teenage son invited his friend and our daughter invited a friend along as well. Four kids and two adults for a week at the beach. You might think that it was a crazy idea, but all turned out well.
I first saw Anne of Green Gables on my local PBS station back in 1985. I fell in love with Anne and her talk of kindred spirits, nature and the feisty Megan Follows who portrayed Anne with such conviction that I became lost in the story. There I was a 14-year old boy who stumbled on a show about self-discovery, a woman's place in the world and the true meaning of friendship, loyalty and love.