Current Non-Fiction eBooks
After being out of work for 18 months during the Great Recession, I attended the Apple Store job fair on a hot summer day in 2010. I didn’t think twice when the blue-shirted Apple Store employees insisted that I drank the cold bottles of water. After Mother Nature called and I took an unscheduled restroom break, I had inadvertently pissed away my job interview.
A collection of blog postings from C.D. Reimer: A Silicon Valley Writer about being a writer and ebook publisher. This third volume features 33 blog postings from 2012.
A collection of blog postings about writing short stories, being a failed novelist, transitioning from snail mail to email submissions, and discovering ebook publishing from C.D. Reimer: A Silicon Valley Writer. This second volume features 22 blog postings from 2010 and 2011.
With a new introduction, the book reviews of “Death Masks (The Dresden Files, Book Five” By Jim Butcher, “Wolves Of The Calla (The Dark Tower, Volume 5)” by Stephen King, and “Damnation Alley” by Roger Zelazny, are gathered together into a new ebook. Previously published on C.D. Reimer’s personal blog, Once Upon An Albatross…, in early 2005.
A collection of blog postings from the personal website of C.D. Reimer, Once Upon An Albatross..., which started life as a dial-up Wildcat! BBS in 1995 before something called the Internet became popular. This first volume features 20 blog postings from 1999 through 2005.
A collection of blog postings about writing and being a writer from C.D. Reimer: A Silicon Valley Writer. This first volume features 19 blog postings from 2008 through 2009, including "The Screen Writer's Question," "The Writer & The Bedbugs," "Then Suddenly The Book Is Done," "The Blackmail of David Letterman," and "Aiming For The Prairie Schooner Book Prize."
Four essays from Silicon Valley, including "The Cabbage Patch Doll Fight: A Christmas Shopping Tale," "Death At A Hell's Angels' Funeral: Driving Past The Memories," "Experiencing The Death of Elvis: Another Childhood Tragedy" and "KGO Radio Jumps The Shark: More News, Less Talk," for one low price in this first omnibus edition.
KGO Radio (810AM) switched to an all-news format, and, in the process, letting go the best talk-radio talent in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cumulus Media, KGO Radio’s current corporate overlords, decided to jump the shark by throwing away 40 years of broadcasting history in a hasty bid to improve ratings.
I read about the death of Steve Jobs five minutes before everyone else did at work on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. An immense feeling of sadness overcame me, but not that of mourning for a technology visionary. I felt like I was experiencing the death of Elvis Presley all over again, shuddering at the thought of another childhood tragedy in the making.
With hundreds of police officers lining the street across from the cemetery on one side, and 3,000 Hell's Angels attending a funeral and a shooting at the same service inside the cemetery, the resulting traffic jam between the two sides made for an interesting Saturday afternoon as the author remembers the Hell's Angels of his 1970's childhood. A 3,729-word personal essay.