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Some children take quickly to organized sports and thrive at them, dribbling soccer balls and basketballs with equal ease and talent. I was the little fat kid reading in the corner. I was chosen last for all the teams and … Continue reading
A bloody massacre at a beloved diner in a small town sets Joe Café in motion, and, boy, does it move! A little Elmore Leonard, a little Pulp Fiction, JD Mader’s crime thriller sparks and crackles with tension, laying out … Continue reading
Happy news! According to the National Endowment for the Arts, daily reading, once on the decline, is rising again. Here are some good reasons you, as a writer, owe it to your career and to the next generation to keep … Continue reading
Just a reminder, my friends, that THE JOKE’S ON ME has been nominated for best romantic novel in the P&E (Preditors and Editors) Readers Poll. This poll recognizes the hard and often overlooked work of authors, editors, illustrators, and publishers, … Continue reading
Charmed Life, the second book in the Brass Monkey Series by Susan Wells Bennett, is a charming, highly readable delight. The Brass Monkey, a Sun City, Arizona bar, is the fulcrum for the series, published in paperback and e-book format … Continue reading
A sobering fact of promoting your small press or independently published book is that it can seem like bookstore owners would rather endure a simultaneous tax audit, bikini wax, and colonoscopy than pepper their folding-chair-stuffed “conversation” areas with your latest … Continue reading
November is National Novel Writing Month, and if you signed up to do the NaNoWriMo competition, which starts on November 1, I bow to you. I’ve done it four times. Each time I learned something new about myself, my writing, … Continue reading
You’ve finished writing your novel, your baby, your joy, your passion, and you’re considering self-publishing as an e-book. Why not, with nearly everyone you know toting around a Kindle or Nook or planning to get one? It’s awfully tempting to … Continue reading