Monthly Archives: March 2014

Friday Fun Stuff: Beyond the Bookfest

I blogged yesterday about what I learned at the Virginia Festival of the Book. However, since my in-laws are in C’ville, I got to hang out and enjoy the scenery, so I thought for the fun stuff, I’d post a … Continue reading

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Gatekeeping is Dead … and Other Book Festival Tidbits

I mentioned that over the weekend I attended the Virginia Festival of the Book. If you’re into books, authors or publishing in general, I’d definitely recommend you go in the future. The nice thing about the conference is it’s mostly … Continue reading

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Giving My Baby Some Love

Happy Monday!  I had a lovely time at the Virginia Festival of the Book over the weekend. I also saw my supercool in-laws. I got to eat at Michie Tavern (pronounced Micky, like the mouse), which serves an awesome Southern buffet. … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Stuff: I don’t want to build a snowman

Happy Friday to you. Not sure where you live, but here in the DC metropolitan area, we got enough snow on Monday, St. Patrick’s Day, to cancel school and close the federal government. This song, by a friend of a … Continue reading

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Virginia is for Readers and Writers

Just a quick FYI that the Virginia Book Festival is going on this week in Charlottesville, Va. Virginia’s state slogan is Virginia is for lovers, but this week, Virginia is for readers and writers. The mostly free festival has several … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Using a Distributor

Last year, I mentioned I was a bit disappointed in how long it took Smashwords to implement things like price changes, as it would take 5 days to push out a change. Also, my cover for the Barnes & Noble … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Stuff – Old School

I’m feeling a bit old school today (maybe I was a stowaway on Mr. Peabody’s wayback machine). Anyway, as such, for the Friday fun stuff, thought I’d go old school, as I saw something that reminded me of this darling … Continue reading

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The end is Near!

Just one last reminder that voting is almost over for the Big Al’s Books and Pals Readers’ Choice awards. Life First is up for an award in the Speculative Fiction category. If you haven’t had a chance to get over … Continue reading

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The Secret Lives of Writers

I’ve got a secret to tell you, only you won’t know if it’s true or not because there’s no way for you to confirm the secret unless I invite you in. And I won’t, because I’m not really at liberty … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Stuff: After all the hard knocks, the sun will still come out

So, happy Friday to you! First things first, I promised a new quote poster.  That’s it to the left there.  Great quote, though definitely not fun. I guess that’s why Kelsey runs. For fun, we’ve got Friday Fun Stuff. For … Continue reading

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