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Anne Rice … I write like Anne Rice?

I just learned I write like Anne Rice

A fellow writer shared a link on Twitter to a little analysis tool that allows you to paste in a chapter of your work or a blog post, etc., and then analyzes your writing to tell you who you write like. For kicks, I thought I would give it a try. I pasted a section of a chapter from Serpents Underfoot in the field, clicked analyze, and held my breath. A few second later, my results came back and I was informed I write like Anne Rice.

So, who is Anne Rice … in case you don’t know

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Anne Rice was born on October 4, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her first novel, Interview With The Vampire, was published in 1976 and went on the become one of the best-selling novels of all time. Her many books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.

I admit I am not sure what to think about this. I was sure I would come back with Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, or Fredrick Forsyth … but Anne Rice? To be sure, I am not knocking Anne Rice. I have read several of the books in her Lestat series and enjoyed them immensely. I just didn’t imagine that military thriller writers would compare to a writer of metaphysical Gothic fiction, Christian literature and erotica!

If you would like to check out this little writing analysis tool, click here!

I wonder if a sample from my book, Adirondack Bear Tales, would also come back as similar to Anne’s in style? Interesting question. I may need to check that out.

By the way …

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Serpents Underfoot showcased on North Carolina Writers’ Network Book Buzz!

North Carolina Writers' Network

Serpents Underfoot Showcased on North Carolina Writers’ Network Book Buzz!

The North Carolina Writers’ Network in their section Book Buzz. Now, that is pretty darn awesome if you ask me!

The North Carolina Writers’ Network supports the writers of this state by providing educational resources for the craft and business of writing. They also provide opportunities for recognition and critique of literary work, resources for writers at all stages of development. In addition, they support and advocate for the literary heritage of North Carolina, and provide an active community for those who write.

I attended their Spring Conference last April and it was well worth the time and money. At the conference, I met some great people and most importantly, learned a great deal. In addition, I also had a great time. Unfortunately, I cannot make the Fall conference, but I am looking forward to next Spring! I certainly recommend the North Carolina Writers’ Network and its conferences as a great tool for anyone desiring to become a published writer.

As for, Serpents Underfoot, several people have read it or are now reading it … and the feedback has been great! And, to make things even better … two more people just bought paperback versions.

Goodreads Giveaway

For you Goodreads members out there, I am giving away 10 copies through a Goodreads Giveaway. You can register now at Goodreads. The giveaway runs until December 1st when Goodreads will pick 10 lucky winners and I will send them a signed copy of the book … just in time for Christmas!

Please consider getting a copy! It is available in hardcover for $19.99, paperback for $9.99 and Kindle for $2.99 … the deal of a lifetime! And, if you enjoy my book, please take the time to review it on Amazon, Goodreads, or even my website!

Holy Moly! Got My First Five Star Review for Serpents Underfoot

First Five Star Review for Serpents Underfoot

Great Jumping Jehoshaphat!  I just got my first Five Star Review for the paperback version of Serpents Underfoot, which is identical to the Kindle versions, so I am claiming that it counts equally for both. Thank you to Lee Sassman for that awesome review. Much appreciated!! I have set a goal of getting 50 such reviews … so only 49 more to go!

Five Star ReviewAlso, for all you dog lovers out there … another hero in my book is a Belgian Malinois named Ajax. A SEAL Trident Warrior, of the four-legged variety. A K9. Ajax was originally supposed to be a German Shepherd like Sophie (my GSD). Doing the research, however, I discovered that, while German Shepherds are often used in the military, the SEALs preferred the Belgian Malinois.

They are very similar to the German Shepherd in attributes and abilities, but weigh in about 10 pounds less on average. I do see this could be a rather big factor when jumping out of an airplane or helicopter with a dog strapped to your chest! This picture clearly show the comparison. The GSD is definitely a heavier dog, but the are indeed very similar! I’m not sure I would want to have either one chomp down hard on the forearm and drag me to the ground. I can’t help but think that would hurt a lot!

So much to Sophie’s chagrin, Ajax became a Belgian Malinois.  I guess I will have to make that up to her somehow.  Maybe some extra special dog treats, a new squeaky ball, or a day at the lake!!

I think you should gat a copy! I hope you will!  It might even make a good gift for the holidays. And, help me get those last 49 good reviews! Currently available in paperback and Kindle.

Thank you recent Serpents Underfoot purchasers!

Thank you very much!

Wowsers!!! Whoever the two people were who were bought the Kindle version of Serpents Underfoot over the last two days … Thank You! Seeing that was a great way to start off my morning.  It is one thing to write a book. Something else entirely to have people actually read it and hopefully, enjoy it! Thank You Very Much!!! 😎

Should have the paperback version out in a week or two! Proof copies are due to arrive any day now. Already have several requests for autographed copies!  I plan to shortly thank youhave a link on this site to order autographed copies.

By the way, If you do read my book and enjoy it … Please take a few minutes to review my book on Amazon.com. I would really appreciate that. I have set an initial goal of achieving 50 positive ratings.

In addition, my book should be soon listed on Goodreads. I am working on that now.

Serpents Underfoot Kindle Edition by D.C. Gilbert – Now Available at Amazon.com

Serpents Underfoot by D.C. Gilbert – Now Available!

Serpents Underfoot Kindle Edition!

Ladies and Gentleman!  Serpents Underfoot Kindle Edition, is now available on Amazon.com. What a momentous occasion! I am now officially a published author! Needless to say, this is very exciting for me!  I worked very hard on this book over the last few years and think I did a pretty good job. So, I hope someserpents underfoot kindle edition of you Kindle users will take a chance and buy my book.

I think it is a good read …  good blend of adventure, excitement, combat, intrigue and romance!

Only $2.99 …..

That’s right folks! For less than the cost of a cup of coffee at Starbucks, you can help an aspiring author launch a successful career!

My German Shepherd, Sophie, would be appreciative as well because it will help keep her in dog biscuits!

Paperback / Hardcover Coming Soon!

The paperback version should be available in a couple of weeks and the hardcover edition shortly thereafter. For anyone interested in obtaining an autographed copy (just in case I become famous someday), you will shortly be able to order one in hardcover or paperback through this website.

Book Signings, Etc.

Be on the lookout! I will be traveling as my schedule allows to do book signings and other events. Also, if you read my book on Kindle, or buy a paperback or hardcover copy, and enjoy it, which I am sure you will … please remember to stop by Amazon,com and give my book a review!  I’d greatly appreciate it!

Serpents Underfoot: A New Novel by DC Gilbert

Serpents Underfoot by DC Gilbert: The Count Down

DC Gilbert - Serpents UnderfootHello!  I am DC Gilbert. I have been editing my book, Serpents Underfoot, for weeks. I think my eyes are ready to go on strike. Finally, late last night I uploaded the interior PDF and the cover PDF at CreateSpace! I have gone through their review process and now await their review process to complete.  It is exciting!

I am sure that when I get a copy in my hands, I will find some typo I missed. It will jump off the page and hit me squarely between the eyes. But maybe not … I guess if that happens, I will just fix it and move on … a revised edition. After all, Serpents Underfoot is my first novel! I am sure there will be some newbie mistakes.

Meet JD Cordell and His Family

JD Cordell’s family paid in blood to make this country what it is … a land of the Free and the home of the Brave! JD’s family fought in every conflict that the United States has been involved in going back as far as the French and Indian War. This includes JD’s father, Curtis Cordell, who fought in Vietnam,  Curtis married the beautiful South Vietnamese woman who nursed him back to health in a Montagnard village while his was MIA deep in the jungles of Vietnam.

A U.S. Navy SEAL

JD grew up believing that honor, loyalty, devotion to duty, and compassion are part of being a man. This was reinforced with his years of training in Isshin-ryu Karate and Vovinam, a Vietnamese martial art, from his years of martial arts training. All this molded JD into the man he is and the accomplished Navy SEAL he has become.

While on a mission in Afghanistan, JD’s SEAL team unexpectedly discover a deadly terrorist plot being orchestrated by a radical mastermind living in Iran, which if successful, could spell disaster for the United States. Receiving a message from an old school friend who now works for the CIA, JD finds himself suddenly catapulted into the center of this sinister plot. When terrorists kill his friend, JD jumps feet first right into the action. In addition to working to avenge his friend’s death, JD uncovers a trail of treachery and betrayal that reaches from the mountains of Iran to the highest levels of the U.S. Government. What can JD do prevent a major terrorist strike which has the potential to destroy the entire American way of life? Read the book to find out … but, JD’s honor will not allow him to simply walk away.

 

I hope you will give my book a read. It will be available very soon now. And, if you like it … please give me a good review on Amazon.com.

Thank you, DC Gilbert

 

Coming Soon to Amazon.com