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Sidelined by Spammers

If you’ve been wondering why I haven’t posted anything since the holidays, my website was sidelined by a security breach suffered by the server that hosts the site.  Between the holidays and a less than nimble response by the host, I have been throttled far more effectively than any court order could. 

(I’m actually writing this message from my wife’s PC, since the new blogging software refuses to work from mine; I will leave you to imagine how frustrating this is for me.)

So, for a slightly grumpy inaugural post for 2009, I provide only some quick updates, and will return to substantive posts in a few days — when, with any luck, I will be back blogging from my third floor aerie.

  • I am working this week on the galleys for Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy, which will be released in mid-May.  Pretty exciting!  It’s even listed on Amazon, with an appropriately really-high ranking (> 1 million, at the moment). 
  • The book club of American Independent Writers will discuss The Summer of 1787, on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. at a downtown Starbucks.  AIW’s website, I am assured, will list this event sometime soon.  My experience with cyberspace is consistently disappointing these days.
  • AIW is convening a fiction-writing workshop, starting January 17, directed at all those lawyers who want to create novels.  The Baldacci/Grisham phenomenon.  That IS on the website.

Back to blogging on substance next time.

Happy 2009!

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