Posts Tagged ‘Political fiction’

THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP

Welcome to this blog hop. What is a blog hop? Basically, it’s a way that readers can discover new authors, because with bookstores closing and publishers not promoting new authors as much, we need to find a way to introduce readers to authors they may not see in their local bookstore. I’ve been tagged by…

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Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained—Part 3

It’s the end of the second day, my day anyway, of my experiment with Amazon’s KDP Select giveaway of The Toymaker. So how has it done so far? Let’s take a look… At the end of yesterday, The Toymaker had been downloaded a little over 12,000 times. So far today (as of 10:00 p.m.) it…

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Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained. Part 2

So the experiment is under way. I’m checking the free book giveaway with Amazon’s KDP Select program not to see how many books I can give away, but to see if the rankings garnered during the carry over to sales after the 3-day period is over. So what’s happened so far today? Let’s take a…

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LOVE IS MURDER!

LOVE IS MURDER, edited by Sandra Brown, is the latest showcase from the tremendous talent of the members of International Thriller Writers: from Lee Child and Heather Graham, to Allison Brennan and Sherrilyn Kenyon, the stories in this anthology will appeal to any thriller reader. LOVE IS MURDER is so important to International Thriller Writers because…

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8 RULES FOR SUCCESSFUL WRITING

I originally wrote this as “A writer’s guide to New Year’s resolutions.” The intent was to help kick-start the new year off right, but I realized from comments and emails received that these guidelines hold true regardless of when you start writing. So, this is most of the original post with a little extra thrown…

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Thriller Authors Share Secrets — "How to Write the Thriller"

 Thriller authors share secrets — “How to Write the Thriller” Readers of thriller novels are literary adrenalin junkies, addicted to the plot-driven roller-coaster rides and white-knuckle suspense. That’s why the thriller has become one of the most popular forms of contemporary fiction today. A panel of area thriller writers will provide tips on “How to…

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THE TOYMAKER–Unveiled

  Hello Blog Readers, As promised, here is the overview and cover for The Toymaker. But first let me give you  a few tidbits: the schedule release date for the PRINT version (tree book) of The Toymaker is February 14, 2012. That’s right, Valentine’s Day. The main reason for such a release date is that,…

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HOW TO TALK LIKE A SPY—PART 1

We’ve all watched movies or read books where spy terms were used. It’s commonplace. I’ve used several of these words myself, not to be cool (even though some of them sound cool) but to add an air of realism to the story. If nowhere else except in your mind. Because let’s face it, that’s where…

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