. . . are kind of a big deal. . . Here is a link to a bit of an interview with my father about being a business owner.
A couple of years ago I took a novel writing class at UCSD. We all brought excerpts of our novels and shared them for critiques. A couple of novels-in-progress really blew my mind. The instructor from the class, Amy Wallen, lives here in South Park. I was wandering around the world of blogs yesterday ad found out that another writer from the class has her novel coming out this coming Spring. I'm really excited, I remember reading her excerpts in class and wishing I could read the whole book. I can't wait for it to come out! You can pre-order her book here.