Monday, April 18, 2011


Howdy fellow book lovers, hope all is well in your world. Just want to let everyone know that I'm still here and I'm not just sitting around watching the grass grow (although that sounds very tempting at times!). Life’s been pretty busy lately, but that’s a good thing.

The main reason you haven’t seen any book reviews here recently is because I haven’t read any books for review. My reading has been dominated by proofreading and copyediting. Since I lost ten days that I hadn’t planned for when I had my surgery last month, I’ve been playing catch-up for the past month. The good news is that I’m almost caught up. So, hopefully, you’ll start seeing some reviews around here in the not-too-distant future.

In other news, I’m working on a new blog that will focus on my proofreading and copyediting services. I think it’s time to separate those things from this blog, because this blog was intended for more of the “fun” stuff, not business. So be on the lookout for that new blog; it will have all the information you’ll need about my services and I’ll blog about some common mistakes I see when I’m proofreading. In the meantime, if you are interested in my services, please see this page for more information. Here’s a sneak peek at the logo that my lovely wife created for me:

I’m pleased to say that I recently teamed up with Stephen James Price at Book Looks to offer Indie authors a one-stop spot for all the services they need to publish their e-book. Stop by and take a look!

Lastly, I am reading a few books for review right now: Ravenmarked by Amy Rose Davis, A View from the Lake by Greg F. Gifune and The Drummer by Anthony Neil Smith. All of them have been a lot of fun so far; I look forward to finishing them up and sharing them with you (or as I tend to say in “real” life, y’all). Oh yeah, and I'm writing a blog entry for Grade Z Horror's Laymon Month celebration.

That’s all for now. Be good and make sure you have a compurgator in your life. You never know when you’ll need one! (Sorry, I learned a new word and think it’s a lot of fun. :-P)


Peter Andrew Leonard said...

Good stuff, Neal. Look forward to all that!

Capt Murdock said...

I was part of a Grand Jury once and the DA kept talking about the compurgator. I had visions of this computer/alligator hybrid lumbering into the courtroom and destroying us all.

I love the logo! I wish you nothing but the best of luck.

Neal Hock said...

Thanks, guys! It feels good to "be back."

Capt. Murdock, I had the same vision of a computer crossed with an alligator when I first heard the word. I think that's why I fell in love with it! It'd make a great SyFy movie.


Guido Henkel said...

Looking very nice, Neal.

Neal Hock said...

Thanks, Guido!

Darkeva said...

Hi Neal,
Glad to hear you're devoting more to proofreading and copyediting -- looks good! I do miss your irreverent reviews, though, so hopefully we'll get to see more of those soon, and you'll have a speedy recovery from your surgery. Nothing serious, I hope!

Have a wonderful weekend,