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In-Store Customer tracking similar to digital website analytics
My wife and I were shopping in a one of our favorite department stores when I noticed a small nondescript sign between the racks that read, "Free WiFi - sign in to get discounts." (BTW: that's not my wife on the left; that's our dog, Nickie in case you were...
My wife and I were shopping in a one of our favorite department stores when I noticed a small nondescript sign between the racks that read, "Free WiFi - sign in to get discounts." (BTW: that's not my wife on the left; that's ...
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My wife and I were shopping in a one of our favorite department stores, Kohls, and I noticed a small nondescript sign between the racks that read, "Free WiFi - sign in to get discounts." So I pulled out my iPhone and logged in.  A coupon popped up on the sc...
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Bring Dylan Home for Christmas. 18-yr Dylan McElroy missing since Friday. RT #Bringdylanhome http://tinyurl.com/l6mbrfw  
No word on whereabouts of Dylan McElroy; anxious family expresses gratitude for help as search proceeds
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Ever wonder about mothballs and who still uses them?
I was walking home from work the other day and I smelled the distinct odor of mothballs. I knew the odor because I would randomly find them when I played in the closets as a kid. There was an older couple walking in front...
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What Halderman-Julius did 90 years ago can be considered a harbinger for today's digital marketer - http://linkd.in/1IKg25V
Imagine self-publishing 500,000,000 books. It happened and I'm going to tell you how.Everyone says that technology right now gives more opportunity than ever to "choose yourself". That only now we have the opportunity to escape the cubicle and live a life of freedom. This is not true. Freedom starts with the choice inside yourself. Not the choices outside. These 500,000,000 books were mostly sold in the 1920s, 90 years ago.Opportunity always exis...
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Why we tend to be lazy writers
While we can now communicate in the fastest, easiest and most convenient ways possible using a myriad of devices anywhere, anytime to anyone in any corner of the connected world, I believe we are losing our ability to communi...
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Why the Cloud has a Dark Lining
Pretty much everything is on the Cloud nowadays and especially if you own a smartphone or tablet. Within the past few years there has been a lot of talk about the Cloud and the Internet Cloud. Store all your stuff on the Cloud, free-up your devices, access ...
Pretty much everything is on the Cloud nowadays and especially if you own a smartphone or tablet. Within the past few years there has been a lot of talk about the Cloud and the Internet Cloud. Store all your stuff on the Clou...
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This is probably one the best reviews I ever read. Michael Johnson really captures the essence and beauty of Who by Fire.
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Best selling author of suspense/mysteries
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  • Best selling author of suspense/mysteries, present
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My writing career started when I was 11 years old and submitted a story to Reader's Digest. It was promptly rejected since Reader's Digest did not print fiction. My first lesson in writing - know your markets.

In my freshman year in college, I saw a help wanted sign in the student union for a writer for the campus newspaper and suddenly the sky opened up, there was music and I was bitten by the writing bug forever. I became editor of the campus newspaper and then went on to write for the local daily newspaper, eventually becoming a reporter and then editor. I left the business and became a photographer, magazine editor, technical writer/editor and webmaster working in the wireless industry at Ericsson and Sony Ericsson. I currently serve as a consultant testing Sony Ericsson's latest mobile phones and accessories.

In addition to publishing articles in The New York Times, Oceans, Diversion, and American and Popular Photographer magazines, I was the editor-in-chief of Carolina Style magazine, a regional lifestyle publication similar to Southern Living magazine with national distribution. I have also published articles on writing in The Writer’s Journal and The Bulletin, the official publication of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

A member of the Backspace writers group, I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and a BA in American Studies both from Penn State University.

My short essay on “What does it mean to be an American family” won in the Borders books Gather.com contest to promote the movie and book, Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.

I also attended the Algonkian Writers Conference Novel Pitch Workshop in New York City, where I pitched my work to several publishing house editors.

I currently write a blog with Michael Neff, creator and editor of the Webdelsol and Algonkian websites, about writers’ issues called The Writer’s Edge. We have been referred to as the Ebert and Roeper of the literary scene with our point/counterpoint posts.

I live in North Carolina and I am married with three children.

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NJ - NJ, PA, NC - NC