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What to do when your book cover sucks!

It is not just about the reviews! Learning to market your book as a self-published author is an interesting and sometimes painful journey. There is so much to learn and so much to do. The book cover, the story itself, the categories and keywords, SEO, social media marketing, Twitter, Instagram. BookBub, etc. … and getting…

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Adirondack Bear Tale #10: The Bear Trap

Family Traditions Family reunions and joint camping trips to Golden Beach Campground on Raquette Lake were a big tradition for our entire family. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins getting together in adjoining campsites for a week or  two. These are some of my fondest memories growing up. One such particular camping trip also involved a…

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Another 5 Star Review for Serpents Underfoot!

Thank you, DeeDee, for the awesome 5 star review! Serpents Underfoot just received another outstanding 5 Star review on Amazon.com. Thank you, DeeDee, for the wonderful review. It really means a great deal! Outstanding! A Definite Must Read for Lovers of History, Action and All Military Folk … Past & Present I loved this book…

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Patience: A Lesson Learned From Self-Publishing

Do you have the patience to self-publish? Self-publishing is a great opportunity for anyone who wishes to become a published author to get their work into the hands of readers. But, understand! Just because you publish a book does not mean it will fly off the shelf at Amazon.com! Self-publishing is not easy. It takes…

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Voices from the Second World War

Voices from the past for today’s children Voices from the past … from World War III … telling tales for today’s children. It looks like John Purvis over at John’s Notes came up with another little gem on his blog! I certainly would have enjoyed something like this when I was in school. I like…

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Great Review of Serpents Underfoot by John Purvis

A Great Review for Serpents Underfoot by blogger, John Purvis! Check out the great review of Serpents Underfoot by John Purvis on  his bog, John’s Notes!  John had some great things to see about the background and character development, and her gave me a 4.5 out of 5!  Awesome!   This novel starts with the…

New Website … Author’s Page, Karate and Blog

A New Website Kind of exciting getting my new website up and running!  Parts are still under construction as you will see if you visit it. Some of the fill from the template I started with still shows up in places. I am not selling cookbooks and will get that stuff corrected as quickly as…