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Mike Befeler · 32m ago

I’ve Become a Connoisseur of Trucks

What we notice and don’t notice can be affected by things in our personal lives. I never noticed pregnant women until my wife was pregnant, and suddenly I saw them everywhere.Now I’ve becom...
Mike Befeler · 1w ago

Audio Books

I love audio books. Whenever I’m in the car alone, I listen to an audio book. Some people find listening to an audio book in a car distracting, but I find it has a good effect on me. I relax...
Mike Befeler · 2W ago

Summer Fun

Summer is upon us. We returned this week from a trip to Honolulu for my 55th high school reunion. We had a great time getting together with old friends, the operative word being “old.” Then ...
Mike Befeler · 3W ago

Writers: Build a Portfolio of Manuscripts

One piece of advice I give to new writers is once you’ve finished your first manuscript, keep editing it but also start writing your next book. When you complete this one, write the next. It...
Mike Befeler · 3W ago

High School Reunions

Do you go to high school reunions? I went to my 25th and since my 40th I’ve gone every five year. This year is my 55th and I’ll be attending. My wife has gotten to know my classmates and she...
Mike Befeler · 1M ago

Reading Preferences and Alternative Publishing Formats

In what form do you like to read a book? Fifty years ago this meant print or print. Today we have a variety of options including print, audio and e-book. Within print, there are hardcover, t...
Mike Befeler · 1M ago

Author Events at Libraries

Since moving to Southern California two years ago, I’ve had the opportunity to do a number of library events including Cerritos Library’s Mystery on the Menu luncheon, an author open house a...
Mike Befeler · 1M ago

The Importance of Libraries

I love libraries. Since I was a kid, I’ve enjoyed going to the library. I recently read a book about Dewey, the library cat in a town in Iowa and how he brought the town together. I’ve been ...
Mike Befeler · 1M ago

The Right Age to Start Writing

On Monday, I was on an author’s panel at the reopening of the Glendale Library. I also listened to two other panels. Something that struck me about the other authors’ comments—a number of th...
Mike Befeler · 2M ago

Writing at Any Age

I didn’t start writing until I was fifty-six years old. When I lived in Colorado, I mentored a middle school student who was working on his first novel. We all have our individual paths to w...