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The News

  • April 29, 2017 - I posted an author interview video on YouTube, featuring me discussing Softlife with Jason1 and Iooi.
  • March 26, 2017 -Softlife will be going on a virtual book review tour by Goddess Fish Promotions during April, and the price of the ebook versions will be reduced to $0.99 throughout April.
  • March 4, 2017 - Smashwords is having their annual Read an Ebook Week March 5 through March 11. Softlife is 50% off from Smashwords during this time.
  • August 13, 2016 - I finished a new cover for Softlife. Those of you with the old purple-cover versions, don't worry; the story inside is exactly the same.
  • July 10, 2016 - I finished The Captain and the Seer about a month ago. I'm going to investigate traditional publishing first, so I'm afraid no one outside the industry will see it for a while. But someday!
  • January 30, 2016 - My second novel, The Captain and the Seer, is starting review with my beta readers. It may be quite a while before it's available, but it's moving forward.
  • June 28, 2015 - I had a good weekend at the In Your Write Mind workshop at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. Pitch sessions for Softlife, seminars, discussions, pretty good food, too much rain.
  • June 5, 2015 - I put up a Facebook author page, at www.facebook.com/jamesrhardin.author. This site will be a better place for info, though, unless people start making interesting posts.
  • June 3, 2015 - I scared off another voice teacher--this one moved clear to Japan! Maybe I should take the hint and stick with writing.
  • January 21, 2015 - My voice teacher moved to California (I hope my attempts at singing didn't drive her off). I've started with another brave teacher.
  • July 26, 2014 - I had a nice day at the Confluence convention in Pittsburgh, PA, attending sessions, meeting people, handing out bookmarks, and watching the Parallax Second Players in action.
  • April 12, 2014 - I was at the Norwin Library near Irwin, PA signing and selling books, along with 19 other local authors.
  • September 27-28, 2013 - I attended the Context convention in Columbus, OH where I gave away three copies of Softlife in a drawing, took a couple of classes, and talked to several interesting people.
  • June 23, 2013 - I posted the song "Softlife: Jason1." I'm still going to keep taking those voice lessons.
  • June 23, 2013 - I've begun uploading the files to Smashwords, Kindle Direct Publishing, and CreateSpace. Softlife will soon be available almost everywhere, as an ebook and as a trade paperback. (Well, don't expect to see it on the shelves of a bookstore, but you should be able to order it anywhere.)
  • January 16, 2013 - I started taking voice lessons. We'll see whether they improve my future filk recordings.
  • December 22, 2012 - I finished the final revisions of Softlife. Now I'm working through publishing options, formatting, POD, cover art, and the rest of the logistics.
  • May 1, 2012 (yes, a busy day for this site) - I also put up new files for "Baroquen" and "Night Breezes." They have technical improvements resulting in more volume and smaller file sizes, but are otherwise unchanged.
  • May 1, 2012 - I posted new recordings of "Twinkle Left and Right" and "A Bit About a Bit." I fixed some timing problems with the originals and sang them (somewhat) better through a decidedly better microphone. If you have the old versions, you should definitely upgrade to the new ones.
  • May 1, 2012 - I updated the entire web site (but then, if you've been here before, you already knew that).
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