Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Highlights for Children deal from Swagbucks!

Swagbucks is running a great deal where you get 800 SB (equivalent of $8) when you get two free Puzzle Buzz books for your kids from Highlights! You pay $2.98 in shipping and handling, meaning that you walk away with a $5 gift card of your choice.

This deal is running through the rest of March and is perfect for the little readers in your life. Even the youngest child learns to tackle activities independently — and puzzle-solving skills grow.      Here's what you need to do:     

1. Click here to get to the deal and create your Swagbucks account if you don't have one. You'll be my referral!     

2. Click "Continue" and complete the offer. Your SB will be credited almost instantly!     

3. If you're signing up as my referral, you'll get an additional 300 SB bonus for completing this offer, meaning that you'll net $8:  

Complete offer: $8 

Bonus: $3 

Shipping and Handling: -$2.98 

Net bonus: $8.02   

If you're not familiar with Swagbucks, it's a rewards site where you earn points called SB for discovering deals (like this one), online shopping, taking surveys, watching videos, and even searching the web. Then you can turn those points into gift cards from places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, PayPal, and more! 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Conversations with Philip K. Dick

I'm writing a new memoir in which you sit down and talk with Philip K. Dick. Conversations with Philip K. Dick should be available soon on Amazon. Meanwhile, you can purchase the preview, titled "Story Timer with Philip K. Dick", on Amazon Kindle.

You don't have to have a Kindle to read it. Amazon offers free software to download onto your computer or other device.

purchase Story Time with Philip K. Dick  HERE

The link opens in a new window.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A little help, please

Things are looking up for March 2016, but first I need to get through February. I have huge winter heating bills, and the program that helps with those bills hasn't been funded yet. Winter is no joke up here on the mountain. We get snow, and temperatures regularly fall below freezing.

I've been writing articles f
or eBay, and they are reliable, but it takes them a month to pay. This means that I'll get paid in March, but I'm already behind on my January utility bills.

Cal State Fullerton has invited me to sit on a panel at their Philip K. Dick conference at the end of April, and I plan to accept. I don't drive (I quit driving due to a serious head injury a few years ago), but a friend has agreed to drive me to my brother's house, and then my brother can drive to Fullerton.

My friends and family have helped as much as they can, so I just need a little more money to pay those bills.  I'm about $100 short.

If you can spare a dollar, please send it by Paypal to

or mail it to

Tessa Dick
PO Box 1942
Crestline, California 92325

Prayers and good wishes are also quite welcome.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Snow on the mountain

It snowed night before last, and the temperatures are falling down to the 20s at night.  I just hope that I can pay the heating bill when it comes in. So far, the cats and the electric blanket are keeping me warm at night, but I have to run the heater, or the water pipes will freeze.

I hope you're all doing well this winter.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hello again

Sorry for neglecting this site. I keep forgetting that I have a memoir.
I bought a bottle of ginkgo biloba, but I forgot what I was taking it for.
I'll try to remember to stop by more often.

Friday, June 19, 2015

My memory is failing

apparently, this is my site, but I have no memory of setting it up -- strange

well, I guess I'll have to post more often

tomorrow I will be 61 years old

there's a fire in these mountains, but it does not seem to be threatening my area

more later

Monday, March 4, 2013

Update March 2013

Well, I've been busy lately.  Hosted two shows on Freedomizer Radio, issued two new novels (actually, they are updates of two old novels -- Origins has become Fallen Angels, and another novel, which shall remain unnamed, has become The Darkening of the Light -- both are considerably longer than the original works).

Last July I broke my leg and tore the ligaments in my knee.  The arthritis is getting bad, making it hard to type.  The degenerative disk disease is making my back so bad that I'm seriously considering a wheelchair.

But, hey, I'm still here and still writing!

The sun is starting to shine on my garden, so it's time to take the little plants out of the window and plant them outside, as soon as I'm certain that it isn't going to snow again.

Life is good, as long as you remains strong!