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Shadow-man…Done and Dusted!

SO, after a long night of crafting the final scene of my newest novella, The Shadow-man is done and dusted. At this point I would say it’s a polished draft. It still needs beta reading, editing and revision, but that hard part is over. Next stop–cover reveal! 🙂 This one […]

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Books as “Babies”–an Opinion

There’s been a bit of kerfuffle on the Amazon forums recently. (I know…what a surprise, right?) On the one side, we have authors who like to refer to their books as their “babies.” On the other, readers and reviewers who believe such comparisons are ridiculous and unwarranted. They view the […]

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How to Write a Customer Review–You can do it!

If you have purchased a book, you’re a customer. That means you have all the qualifications necessary to write and post a customer review on Amazon, Goodreads, or anywhere you wish. So, what’s stopping you? Many readers say that they are unsure of how to write a customer review. They’re […]

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“New and Exclusive”….ummm, whatever works!

So, the other day I was shopping for a cooler to take with me to the conventions–I like to pack my own food and drinks, y’know? I stroll down the aisle in sporting goods, looking over the shelves packed with coolers of all sizes and colors, when something catches my […]

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Stop Your Whining!

Americans are some of the most innovative, indomitable, intrepid risk-takers the world has ever seen. They overcome all challenges, or they go down fighting. They battle against the odds. They respond to detractors either with a defiant “Oh, YEAH? Well, I’ll show you. I’ll come back next year ten times […]

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Amazon Pre-order Notice

Amazon Pre-order Notice If you pre-ordered a hard copy of Elfhunter  through Amazon, you likely have received a cancellation notice.  Due to the change in publishers Elfhunter’s street date for the print version has been postponed until mid 2013.   The good news: if you have an e-reader or tablet the […]

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You Never Know

You Never Know

It’s an interesting time to be a writer. In the days B.K. (Before Kindles), there were basically two paths to publication for fiction writers: the traditional way and the self-publishing-via-subsidy-press way. In the first case, a writer could send out lots of query letters to try to attract an agent, […]

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Visit Me at uPublishU at BEA

Visit Me at uPublishU at BEA

I will be at BookExpo America (New York City) speaking on a panel about self publishing success. Here are the details if you are able to stop by: Penned & Published – Self-Published Authors & Stories of Success! Sunday, June 3, 2012 10:00 am – 10:50 am Rooms 1E14/1E15/1E16 Moderator: […]

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