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Beyond the Graves

My Writing Method blog hop

Big thanks and some very late and pretty cold by now Memorial Day 'cue to Lisa Jensen for tagging me in the My Writing Process blog hopper thingamabopper. She is the author of Alias Hook, a wild and beautiful retake on the world  Read More 
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The "The Next Big Thing" Thing

I’ve been watching the “The Next Big Thing” thing making the rounds of authors’ websites as one writer after another gets tagged.

I’ve been tagged at last, yay. Lisa Jensen, who tagged me, recently sold her reimagined Captain Hook novel, Alias Hook, to Snowbooks in the U.K. It’s due out in May 2013. I had the pleasure of reading it in manuscript, and  Read More 
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WeHo Book Fair

I'll be at the West Hollywood Book Fair on Sun., Oct. 2, 1-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Come on by and say hi. In fact, tell me you saw this post and I'll give you a free book, stocks permitting. Can't ask fairer than that.
Unless it's free parking, free admission and free shuttle service.
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Dots on the map

I love that map thinger dinger down there on the lower left of this site's home page. It shows where visitors are when they click on this site. I'm not keeping tabs on individuals, mind, and wouldn't even if I knew how.  Read More 
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Sometimes simple is best

I've been teaching myself web design lately. This website that you're reading Right! This! Very! Second! is built on a template provided by the Authors Guild. It's serviceable, it works well for an author's site, and, um... well, it isn't quite what I need to  Read More 
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Thar He Blows Against the Empire

Since my books are available in electronic versions from Amazon, I assume that means those are Kindle versions. I've never even seen a Kindle in the flesh (so to speak), but I've been kind of jonesing for one. Especially when I think about  Read More 
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When the @#$% is the fourth Matty Graves book coming out?

Sometime between now and never. I wrote a first draft of it, in which Matty goes off to North Africa, meets an old friend, has a fight, goes home, sees a play about himself that's interrupted by a tomato fight, goes back to Tripoli in time to get captured in the Philadelphia (or maybe  Read More 
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Update on Authors Guild v. Google

A minor update from the Authors Guild's lawsuit against Google. It seems to have settled into a holding action rather than an assault on Google's formidable defenses, but it has some interesting and hopeful things to say.
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Amazon vs. Macmillian = Goliath meets Goliath

Is it a good thing that Amazon backed down in its pricing war with Macmillian this weekend? I think—or feel is probably more accurate—that it costs less to produce an ebook than a print book.  Read More 
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Books half off while they last

Prices at the big tag sale at McBooks Press are down to half off, so get on over before the sale ends on January 19. McBooks is getting out of the book-selling business to concentrate on publishing their fine line of historicals, including  Read More 
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