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Stuart Whitmore
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Writer. Entrepreneur. Dreamer.
Writer. Entrepreneur. Dreamer.

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Here is a selection of thriller, suspense, and mystery books that you can grab for 99 cents while the promo is in effect -- better hurry!
I realized #SpringBreak is next week up here. It might be close at hand for others as well. If you read #mystery - #thriller - #suspense here's an opportunity to see if there is something you didn't know you'd need for the trip. http://reneepawlish.com/promo/
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Russia, America, and Trump -- this is a unique, first-hand report of how average Russians view themselves, their leader, the US, and the world. Interesting personal journalism by Seattle-area writer +Ksenia Anske who was born in Russia but has lived in the US for nearly two decades. Well worth reading, IMHO.

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The learning curve on Campaign Cartographer is a bit steep to get optimal results, but it's also fairly quick and easy to get started with basic stuff and to see the way toward more refined maps. (Tutorial video series is very useful, and reasonably produced and thus not a pain to watch.) While the up-front cost might look high, it compares favorably against paying an artist $30-60 (or more) to hand-draw each map. The results may not be quite as good -- or they might be better, depending on the artist. Eventually I would like to commission better map artwork, but for where I am in my publishing this makes sense as a way to move forward.

Disclosure: The attached link is an affiliate link. Any funds earned would almost certainly go toward additional content (i.e., add-ons) or programs from the same company, they have a lot of things that I would like to get eventually.

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If you've never tried using Smashwords to pick up a new ebook to read, Read an Ebook Week is a great time to give it a try. The sale runs all week, March 5-11. A large and diverse selection of books have been marked down 25%, 50%, 75%, and even 100% for this event. I have one book -- +Two Boys, Two Planets -- in the sale, marked off 50%, just enter the code RAE50 at checkout.

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This free sci-fi/fantasy book promotion is a little different compared to those I've shared in the past. In this one, rather than getting your book directly from an e-reading platform like Kindle, NOOK, or Kobo, you download the book as a file from a third-party site. The two sites in this promo are InstaFreebie and BookFunnel. I think both sites offer help with adding books in case you're not sure how to "sideload" a book to your preferred e-reading environment (device or app).

I'm pretty sure the two promo pages for the two sites are completely different, so be sure to check them both. That way you will be sure that you've seen all the books that are included in the promo.

I don't have any books in this promo, but I have used InstaFreebie in the past. In fact I set up a freebie this weekend for a book that does not fit into the SF/F genres of this promo. If you want a free copy of Lesson One: Revolution! you can grab one via InstaFreebie at this URL instead: https://www.instafreebie.com/free/pv1wz

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A friend/former co-worker/former classmate is in Tinkham Road. They're working on putting out their debut album.

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Curious about the Kindle Scout program? Already familiar and looking for another book to consider? Here's one to give a peek.
Hey, everybody! Girl on Mars is up for a publishing contract at Kindle Scout! Can you help me get it published?

Simply visit http://abbrv.link/mars and click the blue "Nominate me" button. You get a free advance Kindle copy of the book if it's selected!

I really appreciate it. Every nomination helps.

I'm also super excited because for the month of February Girl on the Moon is discounted to just $1! If you think Girl on Mars sounds good but you never read Girl on the Moon, this is absolutely the best time to dive in to the series. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0198Q3NG4

About Girl on Mars:

Conn Garrow, the Girl on the Moon, returns in a new adventure with more advanced tech, more dangerous aliens, and higher stakes than she's ever faced. An adventure with narrow escapes, impossible rescues, harrowing spacewalks and splashdowns, multimillion dollar deals, marooned astronauts, and even some fistfighting. Girl on Mars is the sequel to Girl on the Moon, which Amazon reviewers called "a realistic, intelligent barn-burner" and a "thoroughly enjoyable, imaginative, wild-ride of a story."

Thanks, everybody!
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Just when you think things are coming together nicely...

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I was helping out at my sister's house over the weekend and noticed she had one of these mugs, I'd kinda forgotten about it.

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Step 1, convince average citizens that the government can be "trusted" to protect itself from the people instead of serving the people...? Good luck with that, but this is still worth reading regarding your own choices.
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