Escape from Unemploymentville is LIVE

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Fast Forward 3 Years

So, in anticipation of my next big publishing adventure, I thought I would update this blog. I apologize for its stark appearance, I lost a bunch of images with a website-Wordpress-meltdown a while ago and decided they weren’t worth recovering.
In my last blog post I shared my one great heartache and how it relates [...]

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My Departure from Children’s Books

From My Email to a Friend - October 2014
I thought of you this morning because it suddenly clicked in my head why my interest in writing for children had dropped off so much. Basically once I was no longer even occasionally sharing children’s books with my own kids, the wonder of it all faded.
In [...]

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2014 Newbery and Caldecott Award Winners

Here is the list of the 2014 Newbery Medal and Honor Award Winners. I’m providing links to the books both on Amazon and on Audible, so you can pick your preferred method of “reading”.
If you are like me, I know you’ll want to snatch these up, partly for enjoyment, but also to learn from [...]

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Being Flexible But Resolute

So in my last post I talked about following the advice in The 30-Day Productivity Plan and setting 3 goals to achieve from November 7th to December 7th. December 7th now being over a week ago. So how did I do? I had chosen 3 goals, one easy, one moderate, one a [...]

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A November to be Thankful For - ALMOST

So, it’s been quite a while since I posted last. What have I been up to? Good question, that’s something I’ve been asking myself.
Let’s see, I…

created a company to build websites, Facebook pages and help people market online
drove a U-Haul from Lewisburg, PA to Madison, Wisconsin - packing with one son, [...]

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Kindle Book: Dogs, dogs, Dogs - Free on Fridays in July

Just a quick post to say that Dogs, dogs, Dogs (on Kindle) will be free on Fridays in July.
The paperback version should be available on Amazon by July 25th! FINALLY!!! We had some challenges creating the paperback version. First the ratio of height to width had to change. The [...]

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Book Marketing: Author Non-Promotion on Goodreads

Wow, tonight I had that feeling of realizing that I had REALLY thought something was a lot more complicated than it was.  Maybe I should back up.  I’ve known for a long time that Goodreads is a great place to meet “book people”, people who LOVE books.  As an author, like most authors, I love [...]

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Holy Cow — How Did We Miss THAT?

An Amazon reviewer commented that the word ‘Seuss” was misspelled on the cover of The Day I Met Dr. Seuss
My knee-jerk reaction was that the reviewer was wrong. They COULDN’T be right!!! or could they?
I looked.
I shrieked with horror!!!
They were right.
I dashed off an email to my cover creator who sent [...]

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Interview with Sammy the Bookworm

I bumped into Sammy the Bookworm on Goodreads and invited back here for the following quick interview. Sammy usually calls SammyTheBookworm.com home.
Me: So can you tell my readers, what IS Sammy the Bookworm?
Sammy: Sammy the Bookworm is me on a web page. It’s reviews of just about anything I’ve read recently and [...]

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Interview with Author Jonathan Clark

Today’s blog post is a question and answer session with author Jonathan Clark, a writer from the UK who describes himself as, “a tutor and writer.” and “a Beatles and Shakespeare obsessive”. Clark says, “I believe in the potential of children to become whatever they want and the power of a good educator to help [...]

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More Self-Publishing Adventures

So I continue to make forward progress with self-publishing. I released Mattie Monster is Too HOT to Sleep
Hmm…. maybe I should have made that image a little smaller. Ah, well, next time. That’s the sequel to — there a smaller picture.
I have one more Mattie Monster book [...]

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