Adventures in Publishing

As I mentioned, last week’s English meet-up involved a book exchange, where people donate their used books to the group in exchange for reading other member’s books. I went home with a short stack of books myself, including two from very well-known authors. One book that I read was written by Mary Higgins Clark, who…

The American Who Came In From The Cold

Wow! I had a really great time last night meeting both some (English-speaking) foreigners living here in Romania as well as some Romanians who have been to the United States (and other foreign places). Quite a different mix than I’m used to, that’s for sure. I wish I had some photographs but alas, I don’t…

After Party

  Well there you go, signing my first autograph :D It was a cold and dark night and I know a lot of you wanted to come but didn’t. For those of you who did, much thanks and it was wonderful meeting you, even if sadly I have forgotten some of your names. There’s more…

Book Contact Info (in Romania)

Ok folks I literally have exactly one copy left but there are more on the way. I have absolutely no idea when they’ll get here (could be tomorrow, could be January, it’s in the postal workers’ hands now) but here is the information on whom to contact: Cluj/Northwest Romania Daciana Morariu email: daciana.morariu@yahoo.com Facebook: here…

1 Fish, 2 Fish, Blue Fish, Black Fish

Whew mercy, I’ve been one busy bee here the last 48 hours. All kinds of machinations and schemes and emails and phone calls are flying all over the place. Here’s the information so far: FOR ROMANIA: As I speak, the book is being registered in the Biblioteca Nationala a Romaniei which will give me a…

Cold, Drunk, Bleeding and Broke

Folks, this is a day I truly thought would never, ever arrive. There are a few people reading this website who have known me for years and I know they thought this day would never come either. Life is funny sometimes though, and it had quite a few surprises in store for me. Sometimes it’s…

The Big News!

Yes! Folks it is time to unveil the big news at last! About a week ago, some kind soul turned a Facebook link to this blog into some kind of viral phenomenon amongst Romanians (and Romaniophiles). I watched, shocked, as the number of visitors climbed through the roof. And then the outpouring of comments, incredibly…