My Favorite Freeware, Part 2

================= KeePass (http://keepass.info/index.html)   Probably the most important utility that I use day-to-day.   KeePass is a Password Safe and Password Manager all in one.   If you’ve read my previous post about password security, you know how important this issue is to me.   KeePass helps tremendously by managing all of my … Read more…

My Favorite Freeware, Part 1

  Scribus — Desktop Publishing (http://www.scribus.net/) I mainly use Scribus for the internal layouts of my books.   It handles fonts, kerning, and linespacing quite well.   I also find its built-in PDF conversion options a real bonus since it has lots of output options.   This is especially important for POD distributors … Read more…

An Update and Status Report on The Year of the Red Door

Sometimes, delays can be a plane in the ash. Things are slowly getting back on track with TYOTRD after a long hiatus.    Here’s where things stand, where they are going, and a few of the challenges immediately ahead. ♦   Line-editing is ongoing.   I’ve received the edits for The Bellringer and … Read more…