My experiences writing a book.

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein (4 stars)

    The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein (4 stars)

    "This is what I would like. To play in those fields for a little longer. To spend a little more time being me before I become someone else." — Enzo, the dog The Art of Racing in the Rain, by […]

  • Eye of the Storm

    Yesterday (Monday, 12/29), I sent Wiley the last quarter of my latest book, Digital Photography for Seniors for Dummies (really). I just finished my second book in 6 months; my third book in 2 years. (I finished Windows Vista Solutions […]

  • MJH in the News

    I was interviewed about Vista for a website. The ‘theme’ of this website is ‘dealing with change,’ so the focus of the interview is on what’s changed in Vista and how to survive the change. In this ‘edition’ of the […]

  • How Does a Bestseller Happen?

    Tim Ferriss: How Does a Bestseller Happen? A Case Study in Hitting #1 on The New York Times – Media on The Huffington Post The odds seem impossible: there are more than 200,000 books published each year in the U.S., […]

  • Rank


    It turns out I’m not alone in my obsession with the Amazon Rank of my book. It’s a “known problem,” which sounds like something Rumsfeld would say — wasn’t it great to see him on Capitol Hill the other day, […]

  • In the News

    Almost 20 years ago, I was accused by the then-Dean of UNM’s Division of Continuing Education of “biting the hand that feeds me.” It wasn’t the first or last time I was thus accused — I take it as a […]

  • Following the Masters

    The Writer’s Almanac from American Public Media Leaves of Grass came out on July 4th 1855. Whitman paid for its publication himself and arranged for it to be sold in different formats, at different prices, to reach as wide an […]