So I woke up this morning and thought to myself, “Self, you know what the world really needs? It really needs another author website.”

Okay, that’s not true. This is what actually happened:

MY AGENT: Now that you’re getting published, you need an author website.

ME: Really? Does the world really another author website?

MY AGENT: Just do it.

Not one to quibble with pearls of Nike Wisdom, I set about the task at hand.

While I really do appreciate many author websites, I didn’t want to create yet another blog with musings on writing, the publishing process, or even life. The purpose of an author website, as I see it, is to provide a chance for us (you reader and me writer) to get to know one another. And that brings me to this:

    “…I agreed that what really matters is what you like, not what you are like… Books, records, films – these things matter. Call me shallow but it’s the fuckin’ truth…” High Fidelity, the movie.

The interesting thing about this quote is that it stands in opposition to the same passage in the book, which says that what matters is, in fact, what you are like. Even though I’m a big Nick Hornby fan, I’m going to stick with the movie quote. The best way to get to know me is through the media I consume, and, of course, through the media I create. And that’s what you’ll find here.

While there will be plenty of idiotic musings too, that’s not the point. I’m here to share with you my thoughts on media, my own writing, and of course, news about my book, The Scar Boys. And I’d like to know what you think. Do you agree with what you see here? Disagree?

Dive in, and let’s get to know one another.

4 Commentsto Here

  1. Zachariah Razo says:

    Hey Len! Just letting you know your Web of Trust score for this site is pretty low. I set a counter rating to offset the negative score but just so you know if you get any weird reviews.

    Also, it’s nice to see your site is up and running. I’ll be following it, especially since your lecture at DPI this year.

    Take care.

    • Len Vlahos says:

      Thanks Zach, and thanks for the tip on WoT. I’m not really sure why the rating would be low. Is that user generated or is there some spider crawling the site?


  2. “I’m so sick of this place I want to throw the Country A-through-K section out into the street and go to work for a Virgin megastore.” (I’m a fan of High Fidelity, the movie, too.)

    • Len Vlahos says:

      “What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?”

      Great book, great movie!

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