All About Writing

Posted by mcm0704 on September 7, 2018 |

Playing around on Twitter today, trying to avoid jumping into any of the political fray, I found a link to a site that offers help finding topics about which to blog. Since my brain has decided to take a hiatus the past week or so – pain does that – I’ve struggled to come up […]

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An Amazing Gift

Posted by mcm0704 on November 9, 2015 |

It was a wonderful weekend for me, spending time with one of my sons and visiting with all the artists and authors at the Fine Art Market and Author Showcase in my little town. But the highlight of the weekend was the gift I received from Ted Armulowicz, an amazing artist who does wood turning […]

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Friday’s Funnies

Posted by mcm0704 on November 6, 2015 |

Gearing up for the Author Showcase this Saturday at the Winnsboro Center For the Arts, so I have been busy this week. Today I just have a few funnies to share, and then I will be offline for a couple of days. This first bit of nonsense… er, fun, was sent by a good friend […]

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Read an E-Book Week

Posted by mcm0704 on March 5, 2012 |

Every spring lots of authors and readers celebrate read an e-book week, and I am participating with a free short story on my Website. Going Back is a short story I wrote a long time ago, and it was the basis for a script, A Question of Honor, which is the first screenplay I wrote. […]

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Are You Confused Yet?

Posted by mcm0704 on March 2, 2012 |

Now that I have totally messed up my weekly schedule of posts here, are you as confused as I am? Yesterday I was going to schedule a few posts in advance for the weekend since I am going to be out of town. The problem was I had a killer headache and was trying to […]

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Catching Up

Posted by mcm0704 on March 5, 2010 |

First of all, since I was out of town when the Blog Carnival ended on Feb 28th, I want to announce the winner of a copy of my book, Play It Again, Sam. The Carnival was held by Classic Romance Revival and each of the participating authors chose a winner from the visitors to her […]

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E-Book Controversy

Posted by mcm0704 on January 6, 2010 |

Last Friday, Markus Dohle, chief executive of Random House, sent a letter to dozens of literary agents, writing that the company’s older agreements gave it “the exclusive right to publish in electronic book publishing formats.” This action was taken after the family of William Styron, author of Sopie’s Choice and other classics, decided to pursue […]

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Book review – Red Hot Internet Publicity

Posted by mcm0704 on August 28, 2009 |

In this revised edition of Red Hot Internet Publicity: An Insider’s Guide to Marketing Your Book on the Internet, Penny C. Sanservieri gives the author all he or she needs to successfully network and sell in the virtual marketplace. The book is packed with useful information such as: * The secret to getting thousands of […]

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One Lovely Blog Award

Posted by mcm0704 on August 11, 2009 |

My friend and fellow author, Ginger Simpson, surprised me with the One Lovely Blog Award yesterday. She made the announcement on her blog, Dishin’ It Out. I was really touched by the reason she chose me and this is what she wrote about me: A great friend and confidante, and a very smart lady. She […]

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Internet Marketing

Posted by mcm0704 on July 9, 2009 |

More and more authors are turning to Internet marketing for their books. They are doing virtual book tours, blogs, maintaining Web sites, and whatever else they can do to increase visibility on the Web. This is all well and good, but according to Don McCauley at Free Publicity Group, many authors miss a major component […]

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