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Talking baseball and Nine Bucks a Pound on The Stuart Bedasso Show

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off on Talking baseball and Nine Bucks a Pound on The Stuart Bedasso Show · Nine Bucks a Pound

I had a chance this past weekend to catch up with an old friend as a guest on his podcast, The Stuart Bedasso Show (Link: http://www.stuartbedasso.com/2014/03/new-show-were-talking-baseball.html). Normal topics run the digital gamut from politic to sexuality, beer, and lately gardening, but we talked about baseball and publishing, particularly my new novel, Nine Bucks a Pound. […]

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Tampa Tribune: Nine Bucks a Pound ‘bubbles and percolates with action and tension’

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off on Tampa Tribune: Nine Bucks a Pound ‘bubbles and percolates with action and tension’ · Nine Bucks a Pound, Reviews

The first review of Nine Bucks a Pound is a doozy. Bob D’Angelo of The Tampa Tribune really delves into the issues facing both Del Tanner and his agent Ian Wicker and the consequences of the choices they make. He sums things up by calling the book “a satisfying cocktail of prose.” I like the […]

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Win a Kindle copy of Nine Bucks a Pound

March 7th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Nine Bucks a Pound, Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

Once again, I’m underwhelmed by the results of a Goodreads Giveaway. Two years ago, when The Greatest Show on Dirt came out, I gave away eight copies to Goodreads readers. Of those lucky winners, just three of them actually rated it, one of whom couldn’t be bothered to write a review. I suspect the book […]

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Nine Bucks a Pound now available!

February 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on Nine Bucks a Pound now available! · Nine Bucks a Pound

I was aiming for March 1 and somehow came in ahead of schedule, even with a last-minute snafu regarding a misspelling. I will never, ever misspell the word “ventricle” again. I know it now backwards and forwards. I lay in bed last night spelling it to myself and cursing for having to re-upload the print […]

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All systems go for March 1 release date

February 16th, 2014 · Comments Off on All systems go for March 1 release date · Nine Bucks a Pound, The Greatest Show on Dirt

I think I’m done. Finally. I’ve lost track how many revision passes I’ve done on Nine Bucks a Pound over the past couple of years. A couple of them were too extensive to even call revisions. They were more like rewrites. Slowly, over time, the story took the shape it’s now in, which is significantly […]

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The 800 Club: Slow but steady sales pile up for ‘Dirt’

January 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off on The 800 Club: Slow but steady sales pile up for ‘Dirt’ · Nine Bucks a Pound, The Greatest Show on Dirt, Writing

When I released The Greatest Show on Dirt in February 2012, I had no idea whether to expect 20 sales or 20,000. Pipe dreams of crashing the New York Times bestseller list aside, publishing a book independently is a daunting proposition. In some ways, writing the book isn’t the hard part. It’s the marketing and […]

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Nine Bucks a Pound: Cover reveal

December 13th, 2013 · Comments Off on Nine Bucks a Pound: Cover reveal · Branded, Nine Bucks a Pound

At long last, it’s time to unveil the cover of my second novel, Nine Bucks a Pound. Over the summer I envisioned this being ready well before December. I tend to plan ahead for just about everything, sometimes unrealistically so. I can see things bursting into being months ahead of their realistic birthdays. Some of […]

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A bridge of my own

October 24th, 2013 · Comments Off on A bridge of my own · Nine Bucks a Pound

Some people I used to work with received some bad news about their jobs last week in the form of a severance package. Their jobs disappear Thanksgiving week. So they’ll have a lot to be grateful for while carving up the bird this year. This kind of news always kicks off a few predictable conversations: […]

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What to do when your title is played out?

October 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on What to do when your title is played out? · Branded, Nine Bucks a Pound, Writing

What’s in a name? As I learned earlier this evening while reading to my son, quite a bit, at least as far as Tucker Mouse was concerned. In Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse, George Selden’s prequel to A Cricket in Times Square, Tucker has to choose a name for himself. He wants to choose something […]

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I can see the goal line at last on book #2

September 19th, 2013 · Comments Off on I can see the goal line at last on book #2 · Nine Bucks a Pound, The Greatest Show on Dirt, Writing

From start to finish I spent nearly six years working on The Greatest Show on Dirt. Not straight through, of course, and I had to fit it in my spare time outside of my day job. Somewhere in there my son was born, which disrupted sleep schedules and curtailed my late-night writing, which is often […]

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