April 2016

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Yo! I’ve been reading Susan Kaye Quinn’s books for a while now. I’ll tell you up front that I think she’d benefit from a copyeditor. Or maybe a second copyeditor, because I think she already pays one. Nothing too horrible, but there are occasional misused words that throw me off. On the other hand, she

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Way, way back in the fog of stuff that happened earlier than today–specifically in the year of our sins 2013–I started posting a free story every week on this here blog. It was a lot of work. I was doing book covers, too, and trying to keep up with publishing them on various retailers’ sites.

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J.A. Konrath, aka Joe Conrath, aka Jack Kilborn, is a heck of a guy. An “indie” superstar, he’s gone out of his way–many times–to help other writers. On top of that? He writes good books. Most of his fiction is in the mystery/thriller range. But my favorites are his two Timecaster novels. Which probably says

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I was an early adopter of ebooks. Sometime I’ll have to tell you the story of the night I tried to con my wife into skinny-dipping with me in what would have been a public place except it was dark. Also there were javelinas, and deer, and strange noises, and she says I danced on

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Well, let me say this up front: it doesn’t have to be complicated. For instance, I recently pulled Take Back Your Privacy from Amazon’s KDP Select program, and as of yesterday you can get it free via Smashwords. It’ll hit more retailers (update: like Kobo) soon. But, hey, it’s free already. Done! Right? Why’d I

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The full title, for those who can’t see the cover image: Marvin Plotnik and the Sandy Rivers Hilltop Ranch for Wayward Youth, Juveniles, and Young Adults. You can probably see what you’re getting into, just from that. I read this book a few years ago, after the author said hello on Twitter (@D_S_Thornton) after I’d