Category: General Weirdness

The New Me, Better than the Real Me

I have a new dog book coming out at the end of this year, and I’m getting ready to start the advance marketing—which means I had to endure every author’s worst nightmare of sitting for a new book-jacket photo. (There’s a reason we journalists…

A Book I Wrote that You’ll Never Read

Well. This is a serious bummer. I just learned that Adams Media, which has published five Everything Guides under my byline, has decided not to publish the sixth Everything Guide that the company commissioned me to write more than a year ago. It’s the…

$18.95 vs. $58.02

I just received a notice that two first-edition copies of my book Dream Cruises: The Insider’s Guide to Private Yacht Charter Vacations, have been posted for sale at Amazon.com. The asking prices are $39.26 and $58.02. This is fascinating, seeing as how the current…

World Gone Mad: Content Farm Trumps Leading Magazine

My daily blog post today on CharterWave is a scathing review of an article in the current issue of SmartMoney, the magazine of The Wall Street Journal. This magazine from one of the most prestigious brands in journalism has published an article about yacht…

Apparently, the Flame Still Burns

About two years ago, Adams Media published my book “The Everything Guide to Magazine Writing.” Something new must be swirling in the wind about this title, because in the past couple of days I’ve received back-to-back compliments about it. The first came from a…

Big Thoughts

At first, I thought, “big trouble.” I went to Lake Nockamixon State Park in Pennsylvania on Saturday to check out the course for this season’s first triathlon. (I survived Season One and have signed on for three triathlons between June and October this year.)…

Snowzilla

My husband and I just spent two and a half hours trying to dig out from beneath our thick, heavy, wet mess of a front yard. That’s the tippy-top of our mailbox in the circle (before the town snowplow completely buried it under). I…

Apparently, I’m a Ring Tone

I love Google Alerts. They’re such a nifty tool for stalking yourself on the Web. I have one set to e-mail me every time Google indexes the words “Kim Kavin,” mostly so that I can chase down the rocket scientists who illegally copy my…