Monthly Archives: July 2012

the hunger games and dragontamer’s daughters

The other night, I was hanging out with my buddy Pat, who is currently reading and enjoying the first Dragontamer’s Daughters book.  The topic soon turned to other young adult books, which led us to The Hunger Games, the blockbuster series … Continue reading

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dtd takes the eastern shore (well, a lot of it, anyways)

Here’s a reprint of the July 11 Kent Island Bay Times article on DTD that ran last week in the Star Democrat.  The Star Democrat is a daily paper published in Easton, MD, and it covers a good chunk of the … Continue reading

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my media conquest of queen anne’s county is complete

From today’s Record Observer, the newspaper based in Centreville, MD (near where I live).  The Record Observer covers “Upper County,” the northern part Queen Anne’s County.  The paper’s reprinted the articles that ran last week in the Kent Island Bay Times, my local paper.  Meaning … Continue reading

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a cracked view of nerdiness

As a regular visitor to the Cracked website, I came across this piece  on “5 things that modern kids don’t understand about being a ‘nerd.’”  Having been one during my high school years (1981-’84)–and still am–I can relate to what … Continue reading

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“i’ll tell the world”

If you’d like to enter to win a free copy of each DTD book (Parts 1 and 2), please click on the link below, which will take you to goodreads.com.  Good luck! Goodreads Book Giveaway Dragontamer’s Daughters, Part 1 by … Continue reading

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my unwanted summer guests

So last summer, my backyard was invaded by a swarm of these bad dogs:     Hesslich, nicht wahr?  The photo’s of a female with a cicada.  The wasps fly into the trees, snatch unsuspecting cicadas who are sitting around … Continue reading

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stop….scammer time!

This whole new-author thing I’m experiencing doesn’t pay much, but it sure is educational.  So the other night, I get home and check my voicemail.  “Marco Morales” (at least I think that’s what he called himself) from BookWhirl (hrr?) tells … Continue reading

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dtd in kent island bay times

This morning, I felt like a kid on Christmas to discover that DTD was featured in my local newspaper, the Kent Island Bay Times.  First, the front page…    …and then a full page inside: Sweetness and light.  

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nothing matters anyway and that’s the hell of it

Lately, I’ve had this movie on my mind.   More about that some other time.    

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promoting dtd (so far)

For Dragontamer’s Daughters, I had thought that writing the book was the hardest work to be done, but once I published it (itself no easy task), I found that I had to promote it.  Here, for the interest of the … Continue reading

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