A bunch of pros have stopped in here, thanks to Max over at Book Angst 101. Many have written to tell me that they like what they read and they'll be regulars. I'm not very good at handling compliments -- hostility being more familiar territory -- but I do thank you for the kind words. My e-mail runneth over, but I will get back to those of you who sent questions.
I also appreciate the suggestions made about the PBW weblog (flipping through e-mails here):
Improve the look -- Honestly, I like it the way it is. The design appeals to the minimalist technosloth in me.
Buy-this buttons and ads -- I'm not interested in making money off the weblog; it's not about that. Ads are annoying, and I talk enough about my books.
Comments -- I don't have the time or inclination to deal with comments every day, and it's been a nice whacko-repellent. My apologies to all the non-whackos.
Technical -- I don't know what RSS feed is, and I'd like to keep it that way.
Substitute PBW -- To me, having a guest blogger is like having a cleaning service. I scrub my own floors; I'll write my own weblog.
In the Flesh -- I don't do cons or book signings, and only very rarely do I take a guest speaker gig (and you don't want to see me right now. Rocky looked more attractive after the fight with Apollo.) I do teach classes at area schools for kids, but presently I'm booked through next year.
I think that pretty much covers it. Again, thanks.