April 30, 2021 – Last day of “real” work as I retire early (from my engineering job, not from writing!). Less engineering output, more literary output, I hope!
November 24, 2020 – Happy Scott Joplin’s birthday, for any other ragtime fans! True, not directly related to writing, but a big deal to me (kind of like Schroeder from Peanuts and Beethoven’s birthday). His Maple Leaf Rag is what drew me back to the piano at the age of 13, adding that hobby to …
June 28, 2019 – I had a good day at Seton Hill University’s In Your Write Mind workshop. I met agents Chris Kepner and Natalie Kimber, attended interesting sessions, and chatted with other friendly authors. I recommend this annual event for any author! http://inyourwritemind.setonhill.edu/
March 9, 2019 – I had a fun and productive day at the Pittsburgh Writing Workshop. Met a couple of agents and some other nice people, attended interesting lectures, and watched the first page of The Captain and the Seer survive a review by five agents and an author without too much damage! (I made …
April 29, 2017 – I posted an author interview video on YouTube, featuring me discussing Softlife with Jason1 and Iooi.
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.
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.