The upsizing of the local Spirit Halloween store made me come to a haunting realization.
I recently expanded distribution of Change by publishing it through Draft2Digital. After a brief delay due to my unusual name, the book started publishing at all of Draft2Digital’s distribution channels. It’s still available at Amazon, but now it’s also available in many other places for readers who don’t use Amazon. Please visit the new Universal Book Link (UBL) for Change to see all of the places where it’s currently available.
If you like Change, please remember the three R’s of supporting indie authors: Rate, Review, and Recommend. Rate and review change at your favorite bookseller and on Goodreads. This helps other readers find it and decide if they would like it. Also, recommend it to your friends by telling them what you personally liked about it and sending them the UBL for Change. Personal recommendations from friends or family often carry far more weight than reviews by strangers
This looks like a fun day at the water park, right? It’s a picture from this year’s Memorial Day celebration at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. People are celebrating the holiday weekend without a care in the world. There are plenty of photos like this circulating online, but the “PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING” banner proudly displayed over a tightly-packed crowd makes this one my favorite. That’s one for the history books, folks.
The pandemic isn’t over. Not even close. The spike of people gathering in crowds like this over the holiday weekend will inevitably trigger a second wave of infections and deaths.
Why is this happening? Why are people gathering in large crowds when the virus may still be spreading at epidemic rates in 24 states, and a second wave was starting in the Midwest and South even before people started abandoning distancing over the holiday weekend?
Hi! My name is Treesong. If you’re reading this, you probably already know something about me. I’m a father, husband, author, talk radio host, and Real-Life Superhero. I write fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, mostly about the climate.
I also have a “nonstandard” name.
My full legal name is Treesong. It’s a single-word first name with no last name. I had my name legally changed to Treesong in 2002. If you want the short version of the story behind this name, check out my Origin Story page. It’s a Real-Life Superhero origin story, so be prepared for some cheesy framing.
This “nonstandard” name has led to a lot of strange experiences that make for interesting stories. I’m writing this post about my name because I have a new story to tell, but first allow me to share some of the classic name-related tales from the Adventures of Treesong.