Well, last night marked President Trump’s first State of the Union address. To say the reaction from the media is mixed is putting it mildly. The national media seems to have listened to one address and the local media to another. Not that it surprises me. MSM, especially on the national level is still reeling from the fact Trump is in office. Locally, the emphasis was on the positive points of the President’s address. That was a refreshing change.

On the blog front, I know things have been a bit silent here. Sorry about that. I am on the final push before Light Magic comes out next week. That means I’m doing as little non-fiction work as possible. Unfortunately, this is the blog that suffers. However, just to show I have come up for air a little, check out my post over at Mad Genius Club yesterday. What started as a post honoring two people who not only encouraged my interest in writing but so many others as well morphed into a post about those non-family members who help — sometimes by pushing and sometimes by being brutally honest — creators of all sorts hone their craft. Continue reading