The Administrative category is to highlight my policies and any other details you might need to know about. I don’t expect there will be many entries here, but I wanted them to be easy to find.
The Various category is for, well, anything that doesn’t belong in some other category. I’m new to general blogging, so I’m not sure what I’ll wind up putting here. This category, and maybe other categories, are likely to evolve as I go along.
The News category is for posts about what I’ve been up to, mostly writing-related.
Happy Scott Joplin’s birthday (a day late)! I just recently got his “Solace” up to speed on the piano. I’d always admired this odd, non-ragtime piece since I heard it in the movie “The Sting” (even though I was a Joplin fan even before “The Sting” came out), but never spent the time to learn …
My father passed away last Wednesday, Sept. 8. WWII vet, engineer, singer, spiritual seeker, and generally great guy. I can’t complain too much; he was 97, in decent health until the last week, and being well looked after by the Redstone assisted living home, but still … We all miss him.
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.