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Welcome to CSMarks.com and (temporarily) ELFHUNTER.NET!

Since ELFHUNTER.NET is currently undergoing extensive renovation (as well as a change of web host), we have directed you here. We will advise you of our progress as it happens…hang in there! If you have sighted the infamous Elfmobile, you can receive a free book! Just go to our Facebook […]

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On Writing Violence

When people ask what other authors have influenced my writing, the answer surprises some of them. Everyone expects me to name Tolkien, and, of course, I always do. They don’t expect me to name “Stephen King.” I confess—I love King’s books, especially the real door-stoppers like The Stand and The […]

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Update on The Shadow-man…

Start looking for it, folks! Went through final pre-flight check tonight. (I’m so excited! I hope you enjoy it.) –CSM   Update: AND IT’S UP AND FLYING! Print version coming any day…

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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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Putting Things in Perspective: Readers as Individuals

Putting Things in Perspective–Looking at Readers as Individuals and not as Numbers In late 2005, I published my first novel. To tell you the truth, I didn’t expect much. I just wanted to share the story with as many readers as I could manage, hoping to entertain them, stimulate their […]

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Fire-heart is LIVE!

Available on Kindle and Smashwords, so grab your favorite reading device and get ready for adventure! 🙂

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Basking in the Afterglow…

Nothing, and I mean nothing can turn my world right-side-up like a good ride on a fine horse. I have just returned from a really wonderful trip through the state forest (I live on the trail head) on one of the most amazing horses I have ever owned. Her name […]

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The Positive in the Negative

If you’re a writer who has published work, sooner or later you’re going to get your first really negative review. You’ll know before you see it, because your average rating will have dropped overnight. Yes, friends, there it will be–the dreaded one-star. If you’re anything like me, your throat will […]

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