Allow Me To (Re)Introduce Myself

Back here now in England, and battling jet lag after returning from New York on New Year’s Day, to begin 2018 I thought I would (re)introduce myself…

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Here Are “The Top Five”

In the last few days I’ve seen a currently mega-popular male writer pop up in my Instagram feed repeatedly praised by several people I follow. Read his book! they declare. It changed my life! I’ll pass. However, when others effusively push a current-day wildly popular writer you’ve read some of and couldn’t stomach (you understand […]

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Word Of Mouth (And Online, Too)

We are back from Puerto Rico. Yesterday, my wife stepped into Tiger Lily Jewelers here in Windham to have a link added to a watch. The woman in the shop did it for free. My wife wanted to give her something for payment. The woman wouldn’t take anything. She asked my wife just to tell […]

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Released: The “Big” Book

Yesterday, publication was completed. That’s that. If you are not a Kindle user, Conventions: The Garden At Paris is now available in paperback, too: That paperback, which is a pretty BIG book, is also at Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com and all other Amazons worldwide. Tell your friends!

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Deadline Day

As you can see, today is March 31. As you may also see, Conventions is not out today. However, I knew a few weeks ago that the deadline was going to have to give – by a few days or weeks. I had set “March 31” as publication day in my head sometime late last […]

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Art For An Eighteenth Century Tale

Because the cover is probably the FIRST THING anyone sees of your book, and we all know how important “first impressions” are, I have to believe the cover art issue drives every indie author nuts. It does me. Naturally, you are desperate to get it right. None of the covers I’ve seen over the years […]

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Memo To Romance Authors: Nazis Are NOT “Leading Men”

[WARNING: This post contains an upsetting photograph.] Our imaginations and personal interests will invariably take us down our own writing paths. It’s any author’s right to invent what he/she wishes to invent. Our creativity means everything. So I’m not one usually to hit out at other authors’ chosen fictional subject matter. Yet there are times […]

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