Monthly Archives: May 2010

New Hackenbush review and a mention in the Whittier Daily News

Dr. Hackenbush Gets a Job review at I Spy With My Altered Eye on May 24, 2010

“Self-discovery is part of the journey in ‘Dr. Hackenbush Gets a Job: Sexual Harassment and Class Warfare’ (Wapshott Press, $12) by Ginger Mayerson. Set in the ’80s, the novel finds Mabel Hackenbush between gigs, her baritone ukulele in ruins and her car in the shop. She takes on a day job, working to get back to her real calling as a jazz vocalist. South Pasadena resident Mayerson wrote music before turning to books.”
Author highlights stair-filled walks in Southland, by Michelle J. Mills, Whittier Daily News, May 16, 2010

Wow, when did I move to South Pas? Not that I’d mind if I didn’t live in Lincoln Heights.

5 Star Review at Amazon and Barnes and Noble for “Dr. Hackenbush Gets a Job”

“I was enthralled by this book. After hitting the bottom of the first page I never looked back. I was pulled into the world of Dr. Hackenbush and her endeavors to deal with life on her own terms. Forced by the untimely death of the transmission of her Karmann-Ghia and the destruction of her baritone ukulele to return to the world of industry, she takes a job with a temporary agency. Complications ensue.”
More of this review at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

Syndication is the word

Yes, the xpost thingy I had originally hoped to use needs PHP 5.3.0 or higher. Alas, Dreamhost only provides PHP 5.2.6 and there is no way I can upgrade that myself. There are also HUGE warnings on the DH info wiki about how dangerous that is, and I’m cautious by nature. So, until there is PHP 5.3.0, I’m using FeedWordPress, which seems to be working nicely, to crosspost. Thank you for your patience during these tests.

Housekeeping and plugin test

How boring, but necessary:

I finally got smart and figured out how to crosspost everything here to www.WapshottPress.com, the HQ of this wonderful mess known as Mayerson writes books (yay?). We’ll see how well that works with this posteroo.

Also, there is the Tumblr.com thingy that is all new and shiny (to me), so there’s a WapshottPress.tumblr.com for those of you who like such things. Everything that posts on the Wapshott Press website, will aggregate on the Tumblr account. There might be some independent Tumblr action, but not much as I can barely keep up as it is. And for those of you who’d just like to leave all this publishing behind and follow the incandescent posts at The Hackenblog on Tumblr, this is your lucky day: Hackenblog.tumblr.com. Will Tumblr replace Twitter? I can’t believe I’m wondering about this. I do like Tumblr more than Twitter, but that’s not saying much.

Thank you for your attention! And Happy Mother’s Day to everyone who has one. I’m agitating for a Divorcee’s Day, but it’s not getting much traction. Hallmark just isn’t returning my calls, dammit.

Dr. Hackenbush Gets a Job sample serialization, part 6 of 6

For those of you who’d rather read without annotation and commentary, here’s a pdf of these pages more or less.

For those of you who’d like to buy the book, well, here’s where you can do that.

Otherwise, click on the “Continue Reading” link to continue reading.
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