Photo 365 #294: Five things every parent of boys should know

wpid-20150528_093835.jpgIf you’ve followed this blog for any length of time (or even if you’ve just checked out my About page), you’ll know I have four kids. Three of them are boys; two of my children are rapidly approaching their crazy, mixed-up teenage years; and two of them are toddlers. Getting a toddler to do what you want them to when you want them to do it is like trying to squeeze blood from a stone; it ain’t gonna happen, and my morning spent trying to do just that (wrangle toddlers, that is) largely inspired this post.

Do these apply to all boys? Of course not. Do they apply to girls, too? You betcha. But I’m dealing with boys at the moment, so here’s what I know:

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Authors and Bloggers Against Piracy Tour, day five!

lost sales

Wow.  That’s a lot of money.  But it’s not just publishers who are hurt by piracy, it’s authors.  When a book is pirated, authors don’t see any royalties from it.  The big names we all know, the J.K. Rowlings and the Stephen Kings and the Tom Clancys (or their estates, in Tom Clancy‘s case), are few and far between in reality.  Many authors struggle to pay the bills with their writing, and most of us have day jobs we’d love to ditch but can’t afford to.  For us, piracy can be devastating.

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