Happy Groundhog Day!

I find it very odd that in this day and age wherein we’ve developed such sophisticated technology to predict upcoming weather events and measure the effects of global warming, we sit by our wide-screen televisions to await news with regard to whether a rodent living in Pennsylvania came out of his burrow to tell us if we’re going to have another six weeks of winter.

We’re gonna have six weeks of winter, regardless of whether Phil sees his shadow, but those people in Punxsutawney have kept the tradition alive since 1887. I’d suspect only those who are, or are nearly, baby boomers even give a crap, but it made me laugh this morning.

It was nice to have a laugh while I worrying about whether anyone will ever buy my book aside from me. I was blowing up balloons for my pity party when I heard the man on the news talking about Puxatony Phil seeing his shadow. Why doesn’t he work for the National Weather Service or NOAA? He seems to do as good a job as a lot of the meteorologists I see on television! The groundhog deserves a raise, I’d say!



I was totally freaked out to do it, but I pulled the trigger on publishing my book today! This has been coming for a long time, and if I’m being honest, I didn’t think I’d ever really do it, but as I sit here at this time in my life, I decided I’m only getting one chance on this rock, so I might as well go for it. (Don’t let that long, run-on sentence make you skeptical with regard to my writing abilities. We’re all friends here so I’m being casual. ; /) Anyway, it’s supposed to take 72-hours to go ‘live’, and I’m keeping things crossed that someone reads it, but we’ll see, won’t we? Cheers!

The next steps… I’ve been busy editing my first book. There are so many things that go into putting together a book…things I had no idea about, but I’m trying to learn. The most exciting thing is I have a cover. It’s been fun to read something I wrote a while ago as a toss away and then update it. I love the story, and I’d love it if you’d read it. If I can figure out how to add the blurb so you can preview it, I will. I hope you’ll stick around to see how it goes.

First blog post

HI!  It’s me, Sam.  I created this site to include my fan(s?) on my journey to publishing my first book, and if karma smiles upon me, the first of much more.  The maiden launch, “The Bull Rider,” will come out shortly on Amazon.  I hope to add links to my social media pages as I create them, but it’s not easy for me.  I’m new to all of this, so I hope you’ll bear with me as I feel my way through it.  If you have any suggestions (constructive ones, please), contact me.  I’m all about getting help!  I hope we all have a happy and healthy 2017!  SK