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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Promoting and Selling is a career in itself ........

I am a writer.  I love writing stories. 

Writing, for me, is the easy part.  What I find difficult is promoting and selling my books; particularly those that are in Kindle format.

I post on Facebook, on Twitter, on Linked In sites.

I know there must be some wonderful secret concerning great promotional steps one can take.

It's just that I've yet to discover it.

What are your secrets of successful promotion?  Do you find this part of the process a challenge as I do or, for you, is it a piece of cake?

I would love to hear your comments.

Currently I have five books available in Kindle format.  Check it out and thanks in advance for your positive "likes" and "reviews".

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Moose Road - a Canadian Tragedy ........

I've recently created a new page for my most recent novel titled Moose Road - a Canadian Tragedy.

I will appreciate it if you will take the time to stop by and "like" the page.

This is a very exciting time for me.  The local book launch will be happening soon:  Saturday, September 7th at the Gallery at the Centre, Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre, Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada at 2 pm.

Both Susan Ruby K., the book's cover designer and illustrator and I will be there for book reading and book signing.

There will be a free draw for a copy of my second novel, "Reawakening" and also five draws for copies of the Moose Road illustrations which are beautifully done on parchment paper.

Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A bit of this and a bit of that ...........

Today in the mail I received a free copy of John Mitchell's book titled The Boy Who Lives With Ghosts.   I am very excited to begin reading this true chronicle of a young boy's life experience. 

To show my appreciation for Mr. Mitchell's generosity I have sent him a copy of my latest novel titled Moose Road - a Canadian Tragedy which I hope he will enjoy.

Book exchanges between authors are something I very much enjoy and appreciate.  I have done the same with several others; primarily local authors. 

I've been busy writing-wise.  Recently I entered two short story writing competitions: one, a young adult short story with Writers' Digest and one a fictional short story which I submitted in the John Kenneth Galbraith Award competition.

The local book launch of my most recent novel Moose Road - a Canadian Tragedy will be happening Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at 2 pm in the Gallery at The Centre, Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre, Hwy. 108, Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada.

Until the launch is over I have not yet started working on what will be my seventh book.  Perhaps the previous statement is not totally correct because I do have many thoughts and ideas swimming around in my head and in my heart.  I just have not yet decided which book will be next -- but I will soon be ready to put paper to pen or fingers to keyboard, or something like that.

All my books are available on line at  in a Kindle format. 

Print copies of four of my books are available from me at

I'm happy to say that the first print run of  Ellen and The Hummingtree  is sold out.

as is the first print run of Keeping it Simple.

Although I haven't decided yet I am considering putting together another short story anthology.  I've written hundreds of short stories.  My first short story anthology titled The Silent Star plus a Dozen  has been happily accepted and I have just two print copies left. 

Summer is passing by too quickly.   Life is good.  Once autumn rolls around short story or novel excerpt submissions will be welcome for publication in Small Town Authors   This past year I have been publishing the short story of a small town author on a weekly basis on this site.  Commencing September this will be changing and instead each small town author will be featured monthly rather than weekly.

Your poetry is welcome on Rhymes and Times Remembered always.  I love to visit this site on a regular basis to read and appreciate the poems written by an amazing group of talented poets.

I am thrilled to learn that one of my poems titled "Mustard on a Hotdog" has been selected by White Mountain Publishing Canada to be published in their anthology titled "Spirits in Stone" and the launch of this book is happening in New Liskeard September 7th.

Hope you are enjoying your summer reading and to my writer friends I say simply, "Keep the Ink Flowing".