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Mike Befeler · 3d ago

The World Situation

In high school, one of my favorite singing groups was the Kingston Trio. Here's an updated version of words for their song, The Merry Minuet: They're rioting in CharlottesvilleThere’s strife...
Mike Befeler · 1W ago

I've Got the DTs

My hands are a shakin’My head is a bakin’I’ve got the DTs News is a fakin’Lies are escalatin’I’ve got the DTs Russia is a chucklin’Confidence is a bucklin’I’ve got the DTs Climate is a heati...
Mike Befeler · 1W ago

Author Transition Week

This is a transition week for me. My current novel, The Tesla Legacy, has been out since February. I gave a library talk about it yesterday and have another one on Saturday. The transition....
Mike Befeler · 2W ago

Writing and Editing

As a writer, I invest time and energy in both writing and editing. By editing, I mean my self-editing before it gets in the hands of the external editors at the publisher. Some writers edit ...
Mike Befeler · 3W ago

Adventures with Appliance Service

When you have a problem with an appliance such as an air conditioning unit, do you ever groan at what you’re about to go through? For me, I’ve learned to accept that it will take a good port...
Mike Befeler · 1M ago

The Anticipation of a New Novel Being Published

Each time one of my new books comes out, I eagerly await the release date. This is equally true for Death of a Scam Artist, which will be published August 15, as with my previous thirteen bo...
Mike Befeler · 1M ago

Older Characters in Mystery Novels

As a mystery writer, I enjoy writing about older characters. They can appear innocuous, but by being observant. they can solve a mystery and surprise the bad guys. In my six book Paul Jacobs...
Mike Befeler · 1M ago

Geezer-lit Mysteries

Many of my published books are geezer-lit mysteries. For those of you unfamiliar with the sub-genre, these are mystery novels that feature older characters. For many years at mystery confere...
Mike Befeler · 1M 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 · 1M 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...