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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An Insiders Guide to Neo-Noir Detective Fiction

Neo-Noir Defined Noir is a popular genre of the post-World War II era that examined the corrupt immorality within America’s hallowed institutions. While noir’s dark tone was amplified by Hollywood films, the genre’s dark themes of moral corruption were first explored in popular literature in the early twentieth century. Noir fiction is typically linked with […]

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Cold Comfort Novel Launch Set

It’s been a while since I last posted to this blog. There is an easy explanation for that. I’ve been busy finishing Cold Comfort, the third book in the Malone Mystery Novels series. I didn’t finish the book quite as soon as I’d hoped but did make the promised publication date. The book has been […]

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