With the recent acceptance of my new book, “Vietnam…Again,” my publisher, Imzadi Publishing, has expanded its promotional program with a wonderful woman, Anita Dugan-Moore, who has agreed to work over my website. I’ve given her free license to do whatever she thinks is best. I’m glad I made that decision. This new site is one hell of an improvement over the old one. I love it.
All of the photos I had on the old one will soon be on the new one, along with about everything else I had. I’m currently looking at ways I can improve the distribution of my other two books. The first one, “Where’s The Ivy?” had been out since 2011. It’s a fictional account of my first year teaching at a nearby community college. A bit of humor and a look at our failing education system. The second book, “The Other Vietnam War,” is a memoir of the year I spent flying helicopters in Vietnam. Sales are doing well, but an author must continue to promote his work.
That’s the part of writing I don’t care for, as I suppose, many other authors don’t. But I learned long ago that nothing stays the same. It hit me in the face like a 2 x 4 when I returned home from Vietnam and found little of what I had left behind. Everything was different. My family was different. My home was different. I was different.
It took a while for it to really register. I went though life not realizing that in spite of everything appearing to stay the same, it was changing. It happened so gradually that I didn’t realize it. Like my mother. Folks don’t see change if they see something or do something every day. But when I returned from Vietnam after nearly a year, she look like she had aged ten years.
Things must change. So, I have made it a priority to change the way I look at things. Maybe I will have better luck with my writing and book sales. One can always hope.