Month: March 2014

  • An interview, a reading and a contest

    Promoting a book is challenging, but it’s also a lot of fun.  Over the course of the last week, I’ve done some pretty cool stuff: First, I did an interview with Jeralyn Lash-Sands for her blog, Jeralyn Writes.  I really enjoyed answering her questions.  Many thanks, Jeralyn, for your interest in me and my book! Then, […]

  • The (murkier than you might think) question of genre

    Whenever I’ve approached anyone and tried to get them interested in my novel, they’ve almost always asked about genre.  Literary agents want to see it in query letters, writing competitions demand that you specify it on your entry form, and readers use it as a tool to help them choose amongst the millions of books on offer. That makes a certain amount of sense, […]

  • Free Stuff!

    Right now, there are two drawings which you can enter for a chance to win a free copy of Peripheral Involvement: I’m giving away three copies on (entries close on March 17):   Goodreads Book Giveaway Peripheral Involvement by Bob Waldner Giveaway ends March 17, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win […]

  • No method at all…

    One of my all-time favorite novels is Catch-22, so when I came across an interview in which Joseph Heller discussed the process of writing it, I was completely sucked in.  The interview took place in 1974 (you can read it here, if you’re interested), so it’s not exactly breaking news, but, until recently, I hadn’t […]

  • Spreading the Word

    I’ve added a new page to the website:  “Press.”  This is where I’ll link to media coverage of Peripheral Involvement – reviews, interviews, appearances…  everything, really.  You can check it out here.  I hope to add to it soon and often as the book continues to build momentum. I want to thank my friend, Lina Plath, […]