Every author loves positive reader reviews, even though they rank far down the ladder as promotional requirements. Email marketing, websites, blogs, book signings, public speaking, social media, awards, blog tours, local media, editorial reviews, and business cards will, individually, sell more books than a good five-star review from a reader. That’s right; a good business… Continue reading Why don’t more readers review your books?
What happens when ISIL and ISIS decide to turn a glass of water into a weapon of mass destruction? Can Homeland Security plug the poisonous leak with which they want to destroy America? Poison Heartbeats answers these questions in a new novel by Temple Emmet Williams, the second book in his “Heartbeats” series, which… Continue reading Can a glass of water become a weapon of mass destruction?
From the book Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was listening to the words of Ahmed Kahn, tasting them. The great leader of ISIL leaned back, still doubting. “How can we control or influence the actions of an infidel warrior? How can he become our weapon? Would it not be better if he were Muslim?” “It would… Continue reading Poison Heartbeats Wins 5-Star medallion from Readers’ Favorite
Wrinkled Heartbeats has won the Silver Medal in the crowded category of Action Fiction at the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. It is available as an eBook, a paperback, or a hardback from Templeworks Properties. The novel was also chosen as a Finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. It received that award as one of the best First… Continue reading Wrinkled Heartbeats Wins the Silver Medal in a Crowded Category at the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.
For Indie book writers, only two avenues lead to getting your work into the hands of readers: Road Warrior, or Cyber Warrior. You do not have to take your pick. They combine nicely. But you only have these two choices. It simplifies things. Road Warriors enjoy eye-to-eye contact with their readers. Road Warriors meet their… Continue reading Are you a Road Warrior or a Cyberwarrior?
Wrinkled Heartbeats was recently chosen as a Finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. It received the award as one of the best First Novels of the year. It is available as an ebook, a paperback, or a hardback from Templeworks Properties. The book has also received an Awesome Indies Approval badge, which includes the following… Continue reading “Wrinkled Heartbeats” a Finalist at 2016 Indie Book Awards
What is an “Indie” writer? John Grisham started as one. Mark Twain was one. Edgar Allen Poe was an Indie. Spike Jonze, John Cassavetes, and Quentin Tarantino are all Indie Writers/Directors. They are all Do-It-Yourself experts. Indie authors assume the responsibilities of writing, editing, proofreading, formatting, designing, printing, publishing, promoting, and selling their work. They… Continue reading What is an Indie Writer?
As Indie writers, we chase after three kinds of reviews: editorial reviews from mainline media, blog reviews from cyberspace, and reader reviews from the people who buy our books. Readers occasionally write reviews, but usually, they read, close the book, look for another. They bless us with royalties. Blog reviews are the easiest to… Continue reading Fishing for reviews, catching a big one.
Feb 21, 2016. The US Government took nine shots at opening the San Bernardino terrorist’s IPhone. They struck out. One more attempt will erase all the information on the device. So they want Apple to rewrite the code and give them unlimited tries at the 10,000 possibilities that will nail down the terrorist’s four-digit pin number.… Continue reading Unlock the terrorist’s IPhone. Think about it.
Swede Among The Rednecks: The Language That Just Won’t Stay Buried by Ulf Kirchdorfer gives readers a glimpse of America through the eyes of one of Scandinavia’s most eloquent authors. In a series of 42 essays, Kirchdorfer observes the ambiguity of America with a wry honesty that lets readers take a fresh look at life.… Continue reading A writer with the gift of clarity, humor, pathos, and joy