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Publicity Payoffs: Emily January

I’ve been working on this one book for nine months, which isn’t long in terms of writing a book, seeing as it usually takes me five to seven years to finish a manuscript. But I haven’t been writing this particular … Continue reading

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Almost Time for Our First Fiction Title

Here’s the moment right before I go from being a writer/blogger/publisher to publisher/writer/blogger. Well, the transition happened nine months ago, when I started accepting manuscripts, but it has mostly been behind-the-scenes work. Nothing very visible. But now that’s changing. My … Continue reading

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Finding Readers: Nailing the Back Cover Paragraph

This is part three of the Finding Readers series. Writing back cover copy is much like writing the dreaded query letter. You have a few careful sentences to hook a reader, whether that reader is an agent, an editor, or … Continue reading

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Good News in Author-Land

It seems like after many years of hard work, staring down the blank page, a number of my writer-friends have been getting recognized for their talents. There has been so much good news in my community lately. For instance, my … Continue reading

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They’re here, they’re here! We’ve printed the first round of ARCs, or advance reader copies, of Stevan Allred’s A Simplified Map of the Real World, a linked short story collection about a small, rural town. Forest Avenue Press, my small press, is … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Scott Sparling Discusses His Debut Novel’s ‘Dream-Come-True’ Success and How the Book Evolved

It’s no wonder that Scott Sparling’s debut, WIRE TO WIRE, has been well-received by critics and readers. It’s intense. It’s provocative. It’s also amazingly beautiful. The heady pace of WIRE TO WIRE, an adrenaline rush of a crime novel, matches the … Continue reading

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On Scott Sparling, Flipback Books and Ken Metzler

Consider this a three-in-one blog post. It’s gotten so busy around here–with the growth of my Seven Questions series–that I need to squeeze a few topics together before the next installment, featuring novelist Julia Stoops. She will share her thoughts … Continue reading

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