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Buy a book, help a soldier

June 30th, 2012 · Comments Off on Buy a book, help a soldier · The Greatest Show on Dirt

I read every night before bed as a means of relaxing, separating myself from whatever went on to make drifting off to sleep an easier task. Busy day at the office, higher than anticipated Visa bill, sluggish night for my fantasy baseball team, they all melt away after a couple of chapters of a good […]

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Newest soldier in the Kindle revolution

October 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on Newest soldier in the Kindle revolution · Blog

I am not the bellwether for technological devices. I still don’t own an iPod. I’ve never owned an Xbox, Nintendo, Sega—any gaming system beyond Pong, really. I’ve only had a cell phone for about three years, and it’s the boring kind where all you do is talk into it and punch the button to check […]

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Nothing beats a great pair of legs, until they’re on the cover of your book

September 16th, 2011 · Comments Off on Nothing beats a great pair of legs, until they’re on the cover of your book · Writing

A deal with one of the “big six” publishers is what most writers dream of. Accepted by the gatekeepers and destined for prominent placement in every major bookstore (okay, every Barnes & Noble now that no one else is left), yeah, sign me up. This is what all those query letters were all about. But […]

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Marketing for dummies

September 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Marketing for dummies · Blog

I’m beginning to think I should work a cartoon rabbit into my next book. Some kind of mascot or buddy the kids can all trust. As marketing ploys go, make-believe spokesmen are at the top of the totem pole. My son, closing in rapidly on 22 months, loves to ride in the car. So much […]

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I hate people who hate reading

August 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on I hate people who hate reading · Blog

I hate reading. Do 438,015 people really mean this? A Facebook page called “I Hate Reading” has received nearly half a million Likes as of today. (Hat tip to GalleyCat, via Twitter, of course, for this dreadful bit of news.) Another, less popular and more edgy, page called “I Fucking Hate Reading” has 3,641 hardcore […]

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