Yes, it is the dog days of August, the month when most of publishing is on vacation, which means the world might as well stop. My agent, my editor, my publicist are all “Out of Office Reply.” Nothing but tourists downtown and the beaches are too crowded to attempt parking. And my dogs are flat out on the kitchen floor not even wanting to walk. So we are all writing, right? That probably accounts for this weeks’ lull on the Inkpot. So, with nothing else to do during these heat wave days here’s a little random information on the month of August.