Category Archives: Stories Behind The Stories

REVIEW: The Girl on the Train

Alcoholism, narcissism, and co-dependency…OH MY! There’s no doubt that book genres trend, and there’s also no doubt that one of the latest hot book trends deals with the darker and creepier side of humanity. Broken people, and very realistically drawn … Continue reading

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I Have No Sense of Humor (aka, learning to write what I love)

It occurred to me today, after watching a long round of The Big Bang Theory, that I have no sense of humor. Oh, I appreciate watching it and reading it when someone else does it for me to enjoy. I … Continue reading

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My Book Marketing Secret

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
This is a guest post I wrote for Chris, the Story Reading Ape’s blog, and it describes my marketing strategy – which is really very simple. In fact, it can be summed up as…

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Grammatical Crimes – Put on the Cuffs!

I’ve been finding more and more grammar errors lately. On signs. On menus. On blogs and in the media. Even in books. Maybe I’m more critical of these mistakes because I’m a writer, but I gotta admit they make me nuts. … Continue reading

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Advertise with Amazon: a Step-by-step Tutorial

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I was reading Chris McMullen’s excellent (as usual) post on Amazon’s new advertising service, and thought I’d give it a go. My monthly advertising budget is $100, but I hadn’t spent anything in January.…

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The January 2015 Author Earnings Report Has Been Released

The January 2015 Author Earnings Report is now available from authorearnings.com.  Read about what’s going on behind ebook sales relative to print. Are kindles really “full” now? Has the ebook glut truly been reached? “Somewhere between May and July of 2014, Indie … Continue reading

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Someone Else’s Success Isn’t Your Failure

I heard this quote the other day when I was watching an interview with Jim Parsons (my latest entertainment obsession, because I think he’s a comic genius and an amazing person, and because The Big Bang Theory is outstanding television). … Continue reading

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