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Mojave Green

Of all my short fiction, one of my stories that is near and dear to me is “Mojave Green” which I originally wrote in 1988 for my MA Thesis at Western Illinois University. The story, which takes place in the small town of Adelanto, California outside of George AFB, is about an airman who finds […]

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Self-Promotion: Does it Work?

Let’s face it, if you’re an indie author you’ve got a long, upward battle ahead of you each time you come out with a new book. That battle is the marketing and promotional battle to publicize and promote your book. Please buy my book or I’ll end up in a van down by the river. […]

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KENP (Kindle Edition Normalized Pages) Update

The numbers are in, but it’s nothing to get too excited about. Before Amazon decided to introduce KENP, I was making around $1.35 for each book borrowed. If you are a self-published/indie author that payout was depressing to say the least. Of course, there’s always the chance that if you allow your book to be […]

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Amazon’s KENP (Kindle Edition Normalized Pages)

It’s been a little over a month since Amazon launched its Kindle Edition Normalized Pages (KENP). I am curious to see what this is going to translate for me in terms of sales and how much Amazon is going to pay. Last month, one of my books War Remains, had 3130 pages read. The book itself […]

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The Panama Affair — Coming Soon!

My new book, The Panama Affair will be out soon. The manuscript is still being edited and the cover design still needs to be finished. This is a rough draft of what the final design will look like. The genesis of this book dates back to 1980 when I was still in the Air Force […]

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The Panama Novel eclipses 60,000 words and counting

Today I reached another milestone: 60,000 words completed for the Panama novel. Realistically speaking, this novel will most likely end up being around 65,000-70,000 words depending on the final chapters. This photograph was taken right around the same time I was stationed at Howard Air Force Base. On the left is the hangar that I […]

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Book Marketing Strategies: How Much Should You Charge?

I’ve read a number of articles and blog posts about how much to charge for an eBook. Most of these articles suggest setting the price between 1.99 to 3.99 and I would have to agree, though I think the 2.99-3.99 range is most appropriate for most self-published authors. Of course, no one wants to sell […]

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Don’t be Blinded by Science

You don’t have to go to great lengths to understand the science behind an ice cream headache. Really. It’s all poetry in motion. Ice Cream Headache.  

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1968: A Year to Remember

It was no mistake when I started writing my novella Ice Cream Headache what year the story would be set. I have always been fascinated with the year 1968 because it was the year that I really became aware of the world around me. More importantly, the events which took place during this year would shape […]

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