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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…

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Vietnam Veteran, 5 Star Review & The Flesheater

Check out this great review from a Vietnam veteran! Anyone who reads Military Fiction will enjoy this book. DC Gilbert did an excellent job developing the characters and bringing them to life. I enjoyed the beginning, being a Vietnam Veteran, and thought it added to the plot of the story. The story has depth, and…

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Happy Veterans Day Giveaway: Thank our veterans!

Kindle give away for Serpents Underfoot! Happy Veterans Day! In honor of Veterans Day, the Kindle version of Serpents Underfoot will be available from Amazon.com for free on Sunday, November 11th and Monday, November 12th. There are no gimmicks or requirements! However, if you were to enjoy the book and want to give me a…

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Another Five Star Review for Serpents Underfoot

Yep! That’s another five star review! Thank you, DD Gott, for the fantastic five star review of Serpents Underfoot.  What did I like? This is the first book that I have read from this author, but I was struck with the realism of the storyline. He truly knew his subject and characters and brought them…

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Etchings in Stone, Moving Beyond Belief …

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, also referred to as The Wall, in Washington DC, is a late but wonderful first step in welcoming home Vietnam Veterans. Etchings in Stone is an unbelievably moving play written by Ron Harris about The Wall from a very unique perspective. Ron Harris, Playwright and Vietnam Veteran I met Ron Harris,…

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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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Cold War Book Review: The Last Saturday of October

I grew up during the cold war era, so I looked forward to reading this book. I am just a bit too young to actually remember the Cuban Missile Crisis.  After all, I was two-years-old at the time. However, the story was pretty well-known and often a topic of conversation by people around me during…

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Martial Maxims: Never Quit, Never Surrender!

You will not succeed if you quit! “Fall down seven times, stand up eight,” is an ancient Japanese proverb that relates to our attitude towards failure. Master Tatutso Shimabuku, the founder of the Isshin-ryu Karate system, was fond of saying this to his U.S. Marine Corps students. It means to not to let ourselves be beaten…

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Mary Enck: A Review of Serpents Underfoot

Thank you, Mary Enck, for your fantastic review! Mary Enck is the author of, A King in Time II. Mary Enck attended UCLA and holds an MFA in Creative Writing. She enjoys reading Fantasy and Science Fiction and has a new love for Mystery/Thrillers. Latest character crush is Jack Reacher. A native of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and…