Author Archives: Douglas Corleone

8th Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival

This Saturday, I’ll be speaking at the 8th annual Hawaii Book and Music Festival in Honolulu.  The Hawaii Book and Music Festival (HBMF) is a two-day event that gives attendees an opportunity to meet local and national authors, enjoy musical performances, and sit in on 28 discussion panels that reflect the diversity of Hawaii’s culture. HBMF is a unique event that takes place on the grounds of Honolulu Hale (also known as the Frank E. Fasi Civic Grounds).  Thanks to the festival’s sponsors, admission is Continue reading →

Cyberchondria, or What the Hell is this Thing on my Big Toe?

My doctor called it Cyberchondria.  And when I first heard the word I began trembling in fear, wondering what had caused this awful new five-syllable condition.  Was it the excessive drinking?  The unrelenting drug use?  And was there a cure?  More drugs, perhaps?  Some surgery that could be performed with lasers smuggled back to 2013 from the future? “I’ll be right back,” the doctor said.  “To explain.” But there was no time to wait for an explanation.  So I did what I always do.  I Continue reading →

The Lonely, Uncertain Life of a Writer

For Valentine’s Day, I wanted to post something happy.  Something about love or lust that would make readers smile.  I considered lists of romantic comedies or romance novels, maybe a comment on the works of Nicholas Sparks (or E.L. James).  But sitting here in my office, staring at the blank page on my desktop, I realized I just didn’t have it in me today.  Today I feel lonely and uncertain.  I’m not thinking about roses or boxes of chocolates; I’m thinking only of hard drink Continue reading →

Ask the Author

This month I asked Facebook fans and Twitter followers if they had any questions about writing, publishing, guns, ganja, gay marriage, torture, or comprehensive immigration reform…  All right, just about writing and publishing.  Here are a few of the questions I received, and my valiant attempts at providing answers. Has there been any character that you can relate to on a personal level or a character that you disliked intensely? I try to distance myself as much as possible from Kevin Corvelli, since most readers Continue reading →