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along came a whiner: james patterson wants the feds to bail out books

Recently, mega-author James Patterson took out an ad in the New York Times Book Review asking for the government to bail out libraries and the book publishing/selling industry.  If Patterson’s name sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve probably either read one of … Continue reading

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Back from Germany, and various writerly items….

I spent the last two weeks (or so) in Germany, visiting with family and sightseeing.  I went over with my wife and younger daughter, Ally Jane, to meet up on spring break with our older daughter, Beth, who is studying abroad … Continue reading

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31 things no one tells you about self-publishing

Though I have no regrets about self-publishing my debut novel, Dragontamer’s Daughters, there are several things I wish I had known beforehand.  It would have saved me time, effort, money, and irritation.   In June 2012, I released my book(s); … Continue reading

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okay, i’m begging

Okay, “begging” is too strong, but it’s meant to get your attention.  How about “asking-real-nice?”  So here goes: please, please, pretty please with sugar on top, if you’ve read either or both Dragontamer’s Daughters books and enjoyed them, PLEASE take … Continue reading

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faq’s i get about being an author

When people I know find out I’ve written and put out a book (Dragontamer’s Daughters), they usually ask me one or more of the following, which prompts the replies you see below.   Q: Seriously?  (Skeptical) A: Yes, seriously.  I … Continue reading

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