Bondi Beach: Blog

July 17, 2016
Posted at 1:42 am

"Hate male on male. Should have put in tags"

This came from a reader unhappy with Pagan Spring: Chloe at Easter.

The rest of the note is too vile to repeat.

There's a simple solution to this reader's problem: read the story description. Really. That's all it takes. Had the reader done so, he would have seen the "Ma/Ma" tag, as well as this line in the description itself: "Once again, pay attention to the codes! MM plays a relatively small but important part in this, although it's only oral, but if that isn't your thing this is a good story to skip."

I guess the good news is this is about the only note I've had along these lines.


June 13, 2016
Posted at 3:38 pm
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 12:10 am

Thank you, Robert Lubrican (AKA Beating Off Bob)

I couldn't figure out why my story, Family Pool Party, keeps getting so many downloads or at least hits. It's a good story, sure, but there wasn't anything obvious about why people would find it over almost any other story of mine.

Until I realized the obvious: When Lubrican wrote his own Family Pool Party he was kind enough to mention that my story inspired his, and to include a link to mine.

So the moral to this story is obvious: If you want more exposure for your own writing, find some way to associate yourself with a strong, widely read and prolific author. That's the story of my "Family Pool Party" success.

And if you've been under a rock and haven't seen any of Bob's work, your're missing a treat. Start now. He's written a boatload of stuff, so you'd best get going as soon as you can.

Very belatedly but not too late I hope, thank you, Robert.


June 8, 2016
Posted at 4:24 pm
Updated: June 8, 2016 - 4:27 pm

"Redemption" Chapter 17 and Epilogue queued for posting today

"Today" being Wednesday, June 8, 2016. It will soon be up at Lulu and elsewhere as a free download once I fix a few glitches, but if you hurry you can still buy Redemption before it becomes free.

Thank you to all who commented and asked questions. I know the short chapters were off-putting to some.

For those who like code names, universally referred to as "Secret Service" code names even if, as one reader reminded me, they are actually assigned by the White House Communications Agency, you can find a partial list of them

The story is fiction, however, and I made up my own code names.

June 6, 2016
Posted at 10:49 pm

"Redemption" Chapter 15 posted on Monday, June 6, 2016

Despite what the Serial Update says, Redemption Chapter 15, not 14, posted on Monday. There are two more chapters and an Epilogue to go. Chapters continue to be very short.

June 3, 2016
Posted at 7:27 pm

"Redemption" Chapter 10, "Raptor and Tina"

Redemption Chapter 10, "Raptor and Tina," is queued for posting this evening. I've queued all the remaining chapters and the Epilogue for posting in the coming days. The story has 17 chapters in all, so we're past the halfway point. Chapters are still short, but for several of them I've queued two chapters for posting together.