Category Archives: Observations and Advice

A Season of Inspiration (Part 2)

A season of inspiration (Part 2):  Normally, I’m not much a beach person when it comes to just “hanging out” or “getting a tan” and so forth.  There is one respect, however, of a visit to the shore that I … Continue reading

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NOW IN PAPERBACK: THE RESCUE!!!

NOW IN PAPERBACK:  THE RESCUE!!!  The first book of The Thurian Saga is now available in paperback!  When I started this little adventure in publishing not so long ago, I used a different firm than Amazon.  Their high prices to create … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: The last mile … and a half of the publishing marathon.

PUBLISHING DIARY:  The last mile … and a half of the publishing marathon.  As a random thing this morning, I looked up how long a marathon actually was, and wow – okay, for those of you who run those things, … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: The most challenging 250 words of a novel are…

PUBLISHING DIARY: The most challenging 250 words of a novel are… Care to guess? Are these the first few sentences of a new story?  No.  The ending?  Not even close.  Believe it or not, it’s the summary that goes on the back … Continue reading

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Enjoying the journey – focusing on likes, not hate!

Enjoying the journey of focusing on likes, not hate!  It’s wonderful to go through and give props to all of those amazing talents that have been inspirations to me – and I still keep thinking up things!!!  I’ve also gotten … Continue reading

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I answer a reader’s questions about “The Fallen: Search for the Path!”

One of my readers, Alexei, left a very good and thoughtful review on Amazon full of questions and concerns about the book, The Fallen. Question:  (Paraphrased) The Fallen doesn’t bring a good closure to the series and introduces religion, which seems … Continue reading

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Betrayal begets anger – Where we all are vulnerable…

Few things hurt us in life as much as betrayal.  The betrayal can come in many forms and spawn from many different types of relationships.  It can be real or imagined; substantial or immaterial.  It can be a behavior where the … Continue reading

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On-going news!

Wow, okay, it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted anything because I’ve been WORKING on stuff!  Seriously. First, as far as news, Foxena is working on the second book cover in the Beyond series which may also play … Continue reading

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There are free updates to the existing books!

Current Thurian Saga eBook owners! Look for that “Update” button on Amazon (under “Manage Your Content and Devices”) next to the books! All of them have been updated with new content, including previews of the next book in the series! … Continue reading

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Discoveries about advertising are trial and error, but useful!

An artist friend of mine, in her FAQ, offers several quick suggestions on ways to advertise.  She suggested a banner ad on a special interest website, convention book advertisements, Project Wonderful, and business cards. The first advertising mechanism I went … Continue reading

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