Mare’s Nest Novel Released

Mare’s Nest, the first novel in the new T. J. O’Sullivan series was released this week. T. J. O’Sullivan, a supporting character introduced in the last Malone novel, Cold Comfort, is the lead character. Many of the readers of Cold Comfort shared with me that T. J. was their favorite character in the book. So, […]

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100 Classic Books Challenge

One of my aims for 2018 is to read some of the classic books I’ve neglected for, well, the majority of my life. You might call it my 100 classic books challenge. What sparked my interest was watching the Denzel Washington movie, The Equalizer (2014). The movie is a thriller, so of course, the reading […]

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Do You Bublish?

I happened across a new website/tool today for authors. It’s called Bublish, and the site claims it can help connect authors with new potential readers. With thousands of new books being published daily, if it works as advertised, Bubblish could become a game-changer for book marketing by independent authors and publishers. Can Authors Bublish Their […]

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The Best Writing Advice Ever

In my humble opinion, the best writing advice ever comes from American writer and Nobel Prize laureate, William Faulkner— “Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s […]

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Doing Christmas Gift Books the Right Way

Christmas Gift Books Challenge This year I’m challenging everyone I know to buy and give Christmas gift books to friends and family members on your gift list. This way we can support our favorite writers, shops and publishing industry, plus give excellent books as presents. Here are seven more reasons why Christmas gift books make […]

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How book reviews aren’t as bad as you think

It’s quite a disconnect. Authors, and books today, live and die by book reviews. But as critically important as book reviews have become to the success of books and authors who write them, publishing industry insiders report that the average book review rate languishes at around 1-3% of units sold. That means, depending on how […]

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