If you can’t give bad advice, what’s the point of giving any advice at all? Daughter Becky has a friend who is on her way to Paris for a semester abroad.  On Facebook, she was tasked with drafting a “bucket list” of things her friend had to do while she was there.  Perhaps foolishly, she…

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It has been quite a year I have a bad habit of focusing on things that haven’t happened yet rather than stepping back and looking behind me at what has been accomplished.  This tunnel vision quality is sometimes very useful, such as when I’m writing a novel, but maybe less useful in other settings, such…

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New blog review The latest review of Immortal comes from fellow novelist Spencer Seidel: Immortal’s fast-paced plot and collection of interesting and surprising characters will have you turning pages. It’s a hard book to put down and one of those books that make you wish the story was real… Read the full review here

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Riting iz easy A while ago a distant relative of mine contacted me with some questions as to how he might go about making a living as a novelist.  He was not at that time a writer, but liked to read and thought it might be a good way to make a living. I didn’t…

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How to order a signed copy If you would like to order a signed copy of Immortal, follow the PayPal link below. IMMORTAL Signed Copy Details If you are ordering as a holiday gift, I will do my best to get the copy to you before Christmas, but obviously that is contingent on when you…

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Ebook challenges part two Yesterday I dove back into the Ebook fray for two reasons: Immortal was still not set up on the Kindle; and we’d gotten back feedback from Smashwords on the ebook version we’d uploaded that required addressing. As you know, I had issues reformatting Immortal to accommodate the Smashwords Style Guide, but…

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Interview with Gene and Adam I had a lot of fun doing this interview, with The Literary Soundtrack.  First, I love talking about music, as anyone who has been locked in a car with me and my iPod can attest to.  Second, Adam showed up to answer one of the questions. Stop by The Literary…

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Associated Content A new review posted this afternoon for Immortal… Immortal is a Sci-Fi/Fantasy adventure with a sense of humor. I was drawn into the story immediately by the author’s sense of historical irony, the moral yet flawed main character, and the fact that anything – literally – could happen next… (Full review here) —Mary…

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Leading horses to water Promoting a novel can be extremely challenging, and in ways that are different from promoting a website or a toy or a machine that goes *ping* at regular intervals.  Novels are subjectively enjoyable, frequently disappointing, and an unavoidable commitment. Nobody wants to get stuck reading a bad one, or worse, having…

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