Thursday, March 15, 2012


More than 5000 souls have copies of my novel SURFING VIETNAM, and presumably some have even read it. Only 5 readers have posted reviews on Amazon . Yep, only 05.... I am now at the point of begging my gentle readers to review the book.  The book will even be available for free on Amazon Sunday, March 18 and Monday, March 19, if you have not read it yet. Free reading apps for non-Kindle owners are available for tablets, smartphones and laptops. 

I don't need reviews for the sake of my ego, although the "one-star" review that complained bitterly of too much f_cking profanity (and nothing else, damn it) did stroke my ego just a smudge. Gotta love the Christian right-wing nut-jobs as much as they love us sinners...

I do need the reviews to join some elite marketing programs that only take books with a certain number of (4 star average) reviews. Ergo the image of the begging bowl...  I am begging YOU to write a review. Reduced to begging...

In return for your review, I will clean the pasta bits out of the bowl. Then I will fill it with my homemade Coffee with Cognac Ice Cream. The recipe is below.

Whisk together:
 5 egg yolks
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can condensed milk
1 cup 2% milk
4 oz. very strong coffee
1 oz. Cognac
2 heaping tablespoons brown sugar

Heat slowly while stirring until the mix becomes a thick custard, but do not boil.

Chill custard thoroughly and follow the instructions that came with your ice cream maker.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Check out my answers to author Ben Wallace's "20 Stupid Questions" (for authors) at Ben Wallace blog.