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Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on December 9, 2013 |

It was a brisk 30 degrees when I went for my walk this morning. Probably a warm spell for you folks north of the Mason Dixon Line, but for us in Texas that is cold, cold, cold. However not as cold as it was this weekend when temps dipped into the teens and we there […]

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Book Review – Sorrow Wood by Raymond L. Atkins

Posted by mcm0704 on August 5, 2012 |

Sorrow WoodRaymond L. AtkinsMedallion Press, IncISBN: 9781934755631Hardcover $25.95August 2009 Reva Blackmon is the probate judge in the small town of Sand Valley, Alabama. Her husband, Wendell is a policeman in the same town where his duties largely consist of breaking up dog fights, investigating alien abductions, extinguishing truck fires, and spending endless hours riding the […]

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Wednesday’s Guest – Slim Randles

Posted by mcm0704 on January 4, 2012 |

I must have been cloned. Otherwise how could I be in three places at once. Here in my office working. Over at the Blood Red Pencil for my usual first Wednesday blog, and as a guest at a neat blog, Coffee With a Canine, where I introduce our dog, Poppy. While I am off gallivanting […]

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More Book Deals

Posted by mcm0704 on March 7, 2011 |

This special celebration for the anniversary of the first e-book has created quite an interest on the Internet with authors and publishers offering great deals on e-books. I posted yesterday with some links to the official Read An eBook site where some authors are listed. You can also go directly to Smashwords and see which […]

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Read an E-Book Week

Posted by mcm0704 on March 6, 2011 |

E-books are celebrating a 40th anniversary. Wow, I  did not know they had been in existence that long, as I first heard about them about 25 years ago. Some pioneering e-publishers predicted that e-books would have a huge surge in popularity within 5 years, but it took another 20 years for the surge to really […]

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New Opportunities in Publishing

Posted by mcm0704 on March 2, 2011 |

This is an exciting time for writers with all the new avenues of publication opening up with e-books and digital publishing, and I have enjoyed hearing of the success of writers like Joe Konrath, LJ Sellers, and others who have sold hundreds of books. (They also have great tips and advice on self-publishing.) I have […]

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Introducing Backlist Books authors

Posted by mcm0704 on February 20, 2011 |

Today was spent doing some much needed work around my little farm. Our oldest son came out for the weekend and whenever he is here he likes to help me. So we cleared brush and dead trees in the back pasture and burned two big piles of logs. Sure was nice to get it all […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on December 31, 2010 |

First I want to mention that today is the last day of the big sale from the BackList Books authors. 25% off already low-priced e-books from over 40 authors in a wide variety of genres. My book, One Small Victory, is one of the books offered. These books were all originally published by traditional publishers […]

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Sale on E-Books

Posted by mcm0704 on December 26, 2010 |

There is a terrific sale on the Backlist E-Books site on a wide variety of books from romance to mystery. The sale starts today, Dec 26th and runs  through Dec 31st. The  books offered were once out in either hardback or paperback by traditional publishers, including my One Small Victory, and the authors retained the […]

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E-Books Have Come a Long Way

Posted by mcm0704 on December 18, 2010 |

It has been exciting to see the surge in e-book sales with the advent of the Kindle and the Nook and the iPad, as well as other reading devices. A lot of authors, including myself, are taking advantage of the interest in e-books by publishing new book straight to electronic formats, as well as putting […]

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