Book Cover Contest

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The president of IndieBRAG just told me I am in the running to become a finalist for their Book Cover contest, which starts on July 1st. The honor is not for my latest book, but for the first one I wrote: Warrior Patient. It’s a book that contains a lot of humor, and much that is… Continue reading Book Cover Contest

How do you write your books?

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A reader asked me how I wrote my books. I answered: “I’m not sure. When I re-read them, I often don’t remember writing what I see.” “So there’s a muse?” she asked. “The characters take over. I do what they tell me to do.” “But you know the ending,” she said. “A lot of famous… Continue reading How do you write your books?

Like listening to the truth on steroids spoken by people ….

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David Haight’s stories in “Katharina (and other magnificent disasters)” can be brutal, biting, written on the edge of a knife that slices through your soul. Literary diamonds gleam through every scene; the writing is truly exceptional. The reader might want to look away from the accidents of life that the author reveals. Readers might want… Continue reading Like listening to the truth on steroids spoken by people ….

Why don’t more readers review your books?

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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?

Are you a Road Warrior or a Cyberwarrior?

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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?

Cyber Monday Sale of “Warrior Patient”

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This book will change how you approach the miracles of modern medicine. Read the surprisingly funny story of a person who recovers completely from a relentless series of medical problems, many resulting from the system designed to prevent them. Today, the patient plays tennis, walks, bikes and works out in a gym. Almost miraculously, he… Continue reading Cyber Monday Sale of “Warrior Patient”

Freefalling Into Freedom

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Buccaneer, by Jack Carlton Reed and MayCay Beeler, tells the story of free spirits drawn into the flame of adventure, power, drugs, sex, and money. Most of the story is told from the inside, literally, because modern-day Robin Hoods inevitably stumble into the merciless grip of Federal authorities. One does not expect the free spirit… Continue reading Freefalling Into Freedom

Judging Book Reviews

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Getting reviews can make or break a book. When writers try to manipulate the process, they often run into problems. New or frustrated authors try to buy reviews, and a cottage industry exists that feeds their desires. It almost always leads to a failure that can destroy the writer’s reputation and any hope of ever “making it” in the industry. Amazon, the… Continue reading Judging Book Reviews

Take the Trip. Ride the Dog.

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Riding the Dog, by Sybil Rosen, takes readers through nine extraordinary “bus stories.” This award-winning author uses Greyhound buses as the literary vehicle for writing about people who wear the greatness of survival, and the pain of existence. At times, her prose approaches pure magic. A timeworn “jellybean” cliché gives birth to the sting of… Continue reading Take the Trip. Ride the Dog.

Looking Up To A Great Harlem Globetrotter

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  Kerstin (Kickan) and Temple had a fabulous night at the Miami Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, where Temple won a gold medal for Warrior Patient. Kerstin managed to sneak in a plug for Wrinkled Heartbeats, which just got another 5-star rating from a Top 500 VINE Voice reviewer at Amazon (our 12th 5-star review since… Continue reading Looking Up To A Great Harlem Globetrotter