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Jo Donaldson
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Promoting books
As I mentioned in a previous blog, I recently self-published my first novel through Kindle Direct Publishing. KDP. Storm on Savage Mountain has been selling and I have been getting royalties, even though I haven't don't too much to promote it yet. I wouldn'...
Promoting books
Promoting books
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Books Change Lives
I have often felt that books had the power to change lives.
I know when I read, I often feel a connection to what the author is writing
about. Sometimes I learn something new that may help change my mind about a
certain subject or person. This spring I read...
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Murder at a Maryland Newspaper
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing and reading
about on my computer. A gunman had killed five staff members at the Capital
Gazette in Annapolis. It wasn’t long before we were hearing about the
dead, average men and women who were only doing their job tha...
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Reviewing my Observations
I have not posted a new blog this month and am upset about that. However, I have been excited about publishing Storm on Savage Mountain and beginning promotional efforts. I also am writing a non-fiction book that will give information about what lead to the...
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Published! Me and Michael Downs
Friday, May 11, 2018 was a big day for me and my writing
career.   After almost ten years of
writing and weeks of studying self-publishing and related topics, I published my
book, Storm on Savage Mountain ,
through Kindle Direct Publishing(KDP). It is now a...
Published! Me and Michael Downs
Published! Me and Michael Downs
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Flash Fiction
Recently, I have been interested in writing Flash Fiction,
often referred to a short, short fiction. It usually is less than 1,000 words. Because
of the limited number of words allowed in this type of writing, it is important
to begin at a moment of conflic...
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Children and Poetry
I just finished reading The
Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan. Although I started
it last month, it seems appropriate that I finished it during National Poetry
Month. A children’s novel published by Random House Children’s
Books in 2016...
Children and Poetry
Children and Poetry
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Writing murder and mayhem
Author Jeanne Adams talked about murder, forensics and
investigative procedures that can help mystery writers. I don’t write mysteries
(well, maybe a few attempts), but I do enjoy reading a good mystery. She gave plenty of information mystery writers can us...
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The Girls in the Picture novel
Take a trip
back to the early days of Hollywood and the flickers (movies), when you read The Girls in the Picture . I read the
book right after a presentation by Melanie Benjamin about her most recent book.
This novel is timely, published just before the Os...
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