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Signings, with tips to help new authors keep their sanity 0 (0)

This coming weekend (Dec 11th/12th) I’ll be signing with other authors for the benefit of non-profit organizations. On December 11th, I’ll be at the Park Meadows Borders, where any purchase (not just our books—and even online purchases with this coupon) will benefit the Pikes Peak Writers. For December 12th, I’ll be with a group at […]

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Back surgery today, returning in week or so 0 (0)

I haven’t posted any pictures or notes from MileHiCon, because I’ve been busy preparing for back surgery and today’s the day. I’ll be recovering for a few days, few weeks, actually, it’ll take 9 – 12 months for my body to complete the fusion process. Hope to be on the computer again in a week […]

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Trade Fairs: They’re all about the booksellers 0 (0)

A couple weeks ago at the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA) Trade Show, I helped out at a booth for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and the local Mystery Writers of America. While I was there, it struck me that many beginning authors and writers don’t know much about book trade fairs. Are […]

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What do authors chat about at signings? 0 (0)

Jeanne Stein and I have much in common, more than just having our books shelved close (alphabetically) in the SF/F section. We’re members of RMFW and we both have strong heroines, where Jeanne writes Urban Fantasy (the Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles) and I write military-flavored SF (the Major Ariane Kedros Novels). Our first publications are […]

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Rod Summitt signs at the Monument Art Hop 0 (0)

I managed to catch the last Art Hop of the season. If you haven’t stopped by the Monument Art Hops, the third thursday of each summer month, you really should. There’s free food, live music (sprinkled about downtown), and the galleries, stores, and restaurants stay open into the mild summer evenings. Fellow Pikes Peak Writer […]

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Creating a book trailer 0 (0)

Authors are now encouraged to have book trailers (usually before the book comes out, but I flouted tradition, again). There are companies who will create book trailers for authors, but what does a former software engineer with a dangerous bit of Photoshop (PS) experience think when looking at those prices? I can do that myself! […]

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