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Apr.09.2012
First, a brief summary of my second week at Barnes & Noble. The program puts your book on the home pages for two weeks of the 30 days you've committed to the exclusive, so the first two weeks are where I expected to see the greatest sales. I wasn't disappointed. (If you haven't read my...
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Feb.27.2012
A common enough lament: If only I had more time. What if someone gave you an entire extra day? On Wednesday, we're all getting that gift. Is it going to be just another day for you, or are you going to embrace the extra time? I know my editor promised to have my manuscript back to me today. I'm...
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Feb.06.2012
The manuscript for my third Pine Hills Police book is done. At least my part for round one. It's now in the hands of my editor. Because the book is the third in a previously published series, I knew there would be no chance that a traditional publisher would want to pick it up, so it's an...
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Jan.30.2012
Today I'm over at Just Romantic Suspense talking about the differences between mystery and suspense, especially in the romance genre. I'm giving away a copy of Finding Sarah to one commenter (and if you have already read the book, I'm happy to gift it to someone you choose should you win.)...
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Oct.15.2011
Today is the LAST day to save 50% on FINDING SARAH and HIDDEN FIRE at Smashwords. Enjoy these two romantic suspense novels, part of the Pine Hills Police series. Click here for links and coupon codes.
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Oct.13.2011
  I've noticed a fair number of recent blog posts offering tips about writing compelling suspense. They were all good, except I don't really like suspense. I'm a mystery fan, first and foremost. Often we see the two genres combined—it's not unusual to see "mystery/suspense" as a...
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Sep.29.2011
First -- Happy New Year to those who are celebrating the arrival of the year 5772 in the Jewish calendar. Please keep an eye on my sidebar at Terry's Place. That's where you'll find updates, including savings on books and more. And I've been negligent in mentioning that Sept. 24 - Oct. 1st is...
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Sep.26.2011
Writing, especially if you're going the indie route, requires a lot of non-writing stuff. When I got the rights back to my Pine Hills Police novels, FINDING SARAH and HIDDEN FIRE, and I decided to consolidate the 4 short stories featuring Randy and Sarah into a single volume, FINDING FIRE. (...
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Sep.19.2011
After a long wait, I finally got a reversion of rights date for FINDING SARAH and HIDDEN FIRE. As of Wednesday, they will be mine. It should be noted that when you get the rights to a book back, all you "own" is what's between the covers, not the covers. So, I hired a cover artist and this is...
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Mar.12.2009
In case you're not aware, this is Read an E-book Week. If you're not familiar with reading digital books, this might be a great time to give it a try. A lot of publishers and e-bookstores are making free reads available. Not sure you're ready for an e-book reading device? Try a short story, more...