The following post contains adult themes and links to NSFW content.
When I went to my first CES in 1984, I heard stories of an “Adult Entertainment Pavilion.” I didn’t go because I had booth duty and mixed feelings about “adult entertainment” because of my father. My hornier coworkers came back with excited tales of upcoming video releases and signed photos of their favorite actresses. (Not Stormy Daniels, though. This was before her time.)
It may seem as strange for porn to appear at a technology show as it does now to see it discussed as a political issue. But porn has always driven technology. That’s why it makes an appearance in my novel Amiga.
I admit that I’ve been wishy-washy about how I want to publish Amiga. I believe in independent publishing, but I also seek the validation of being selected by a publisher. So, I submitted Amiga to a publisher. A rejection? OK, I’ll publish it myself. Wait, another publisher is accepting submissions? OK, I’ll submit it to them. No response? Might as well come up with some cover ideas. An agent has reopened for submissions? I’ll try that person. No interest?…
You see my conundrum. Choices can stymie a person, as anyone who’s looked through paint swatches at a hardware store can attest to.
We like to think we have unlimited time to decide, but the past few years have shown us this isn’t true. Circumstances can change in a moment. Opportunities can disappear. Words can be left unsaid, and things remain undone. You can’t wait for things to be perfect. You do the best you can with what you have.
For those reasons, I’ve decided to publish Amiga myself later this year.
What you see in this post is a draft of the front cover. I’d love to hear your comments and suggestions. Please reply to the Facebook or Twitter post where you saw this post. For the latest information about Amiga, including how you can download previews when available, follow me on Facebook or Twitter.
I look forward to sharing Amiga with you. Thank you for your help and support.
We want to prepare our children to deal with the world — including the worst parts of it. The students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were well prepared by their teachers.
I received the following tweet asking for people to send letters of support to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
I was contacted on Facebook by a teacher from Stoneman Douglas High in Florida. She would love it if her students had letters of support when they return. Please send to:
Stoneman Douglas High School
5901 Pine Island Road
Parkland, Florida 33076
Thank you ?
— Jude Cazares (@judecazares1) February 18, 2018
Here is my letter.
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