Friday, December 26, 2008

Reading mss of C. Hope Clark

Currently reading Ms. C. Hope Clark's mss. Enjoying it very much. I can't even tell you the title yet. But, I can tell you it's a good story with a great opening hook.

Having to wear a neck brace post-surgery makes reading a tough endeavor. I have to prop 5 pillows behind me on the bed and then prop 3 pillows on my stomach to hold the book, or in this case a stack of copy paper, in a position that I can read it through my tri-focal lenses - while maintaining my spine in the prescribed supine position.

Yeah, yeah, go ahead and laugh. Just wait until your spine falls apart.

My motto: "Never Give Up!"

You can follow the ups and downs of my recovery at

And, yes, my website is still down. My .com is probably lost forever. I'm working with GoDaddy to get it set up again. If you have tried to email me at linda@ I didn't get it. Please use hutchlj at yahoo dot com until further notice. Thank you!

Oh, I nearly forgot to say "Tripod/Lycos sucks - lousy webhost!"

Monday, December 22, 2008

My website is still down.

This is day 5 of my website being down. Tripod's "FR*E" domain name is NOT FR*E if you every want to leave their web hosting - which I've been trying to do for a very long time. They won't give me the DNS unlock code until I've paid a $12.95 "rental" fee on my domain name - and agree to pay it for the rest of my life.

My site was never set up on "Fr*e" to begin with. I paid them $8.95 for the Pro plan every month for 5 years. One would think that I would own my domain name. However, I do not.

And, of course, their "customer service" is only open Monday through Friday from 8 to 5 - and it takes at least 3 days to get a response from them via email.

So, I've not only got a website that is non-functional STILL, but all of my website email is down, too.

I will say LOUDLY once again, "Do NOT use Tripod/Lycos as your webhost!" Ever.

GoDaddy is ready to give me telephone support - 24 hours per day !! - if Tripod will ever get around to giving me the DNS unlock code so I can move my site.

Tripod/Lycos sucks.

I'm sure this will not be the end to this particular rant. The BS never seems to end when your webhost is Tripod/Lycos.

Beware, be wary!

All of this on top of trying to heal from major spine surgery. Please excuse typos and mis-spellings. I haven't had my meds yet today.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tosca Lee releases Havah!

Tosca Lee, whom I interviewed in a live chat at The Writer's Chatroom because I loved her first book, Demon: A Memoir, is now releasing Havah: The Story of Eve.

Just in from Rebeca Seitz, President, Glass Road Public Relations, LLC:

A Novel Approach to Reflecting Your Light.

Tosca Lee's Next Book is in Stores NOW!

Havah: The Story of Eve
receives praise...

"...a passionate and riveting story of the Bible's first woman and her remarkable journey after being cast from paradise...Lee's superior storytelling will have readers weeping for all that Havah forfeited by a single damning choice."

Publishers Weekly

(starred review)

"Havah is a novel with boundless imagination."

Eric Wilson (Fireproof)

" extraordinary book about an extraordinary woman...she has brought Havah to life."

Randy Ingermanson, Christy-award winning novelist

Giving Havah as a gift or want your copy personalized? Email to receive a FREE personalized bookplate.

Have a book club? Copy this link into your browser to learn about the FREE book club kit Tosca put together! You can also watch the trailer, read chapter one and read Tosca's notes about writing the book - which always offer more insights into the making of the book than you'd ever find on the flap.

Before you say, "I'm not into reading Christian/religious books," I'll remind you of what I said in my review of Demon: "If all references to religion, the bible and Christianity, were removed from this book, it would still be a great read!"

This book does not preach. You won't be seeing that shouting preacher in your mind's eye as you read Tosca's books. However, you will get lost in the story.

Tosca writes in a lilting, lyrically mesmerizing - nearly hypnotic - style that will keep you reading until the most unexpected of endings. She is a master storyteller who does impeccable research.

Contact Rebeca Seitz, President
Ph (615) 986-9516 ofc, (615) 308-1198 cell, (270) 472-3448 hm
Fx (615) 986-9517

PS If I didn't adore Tosca as a person, I'd still say the same things about her books and her ability to write. Just wanted to clear that up.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Visit me elsewhere post-surgery

I'm having surgery tomorrow to replace at least 3 discs in my neck and to correct other problems caused by fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.

The only blog I'll be updating for awhile is Considering some of the drugs I'll be on, this could be hilarious - or total chaos.

Stop by and say hello! I'll be tied to a recliner for a few weeks.