2015 Book Series Reading List

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I’m a fan of The Book Series. Bullshit. I am not a fan of The Book Series. I lied. The problem with The Book Series is simple. I don’t want to wait another three hundred and sixty-five days for the next book to be released. It’s genius marketing. First hook the reader then leave them floundering in desperation until the next…
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New Music on My Playlist

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New Music on My Playlist Although I profess to be a book-aholic, music is an equally important part of my life. I have no God-given musical talents. You don’t want to hear me sing and I tried my hand at the flute when I was 10 and I went down in flames trying to learn…
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Don’t Infringe on My Right to Read


Don’t Infringe on My Right to Read – A Rant In the land of country clubs, debutante balls and the Bushes, parents in Highland Park, an affluent Dallas suburb forced Highland Park ISD to ban seven books from the high-school reading list citing the books contained explicit use of foul language, sexual content, drug use and…
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The Author Visits Recommends

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The Author Visits Recommends The last few months I’ve been on a roll, reading anywhere from six to eight books in a month at minimum, some good, some not so good and some in between. So I thought I’d pull together the first of many list of book recommendations and share. The books represent a…
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Press Release One Night in Sixes by Tex Thompson

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PRESS RELEASE ONE NIGHT IN SIXES BY TEX THOMPSON FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Tex Thompson Email: tex@thetexfiles.com Website: www.thetexfiles.com Dallas, TX, July 29, 2014 – From Joss Whedon’s much-loved Firefly to Cowboys and Aliens and The Walking Dead, it seems that weird Westerns are forever circling the outer edges of pop culture.  Here to fill…
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Music Manuscript Monday


Music Manuscript Monday Posted by Saira Kashyap It’s Music Manuscript Monday. Each week, I select songs that reflect a particular theme. Then, I pick a book and a character who exhibits, embodies or envelops that theme. This week, I’ve chosen strength as my theme. The songs I picked showcase strength in different ways; strength in love, self-belief, strength in…
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Writing Ideas – Where to get them?

Guest Post by:  Chantel Rhondeau Something I’m often asked by readers is how I come up with so many ideas. Usually when people hear I have my next eleven books just waiting to be written, they are shocked. The truth is, I’m bombarded with new ideas every day. I never write anything down unless it is…
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Why do you need an author street team?

By: Veena Kashyap   Independent record labels originally created street teams as a means of promoting bands and new records. Now, the concept is gaining momentum in the writing world. An Author Street Team can be defined as a group of loyal supporters personally invested in the success of you and your books. An Author…
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The Author Visits – A Place for Author Publicity!

Author Publicity for the budding and seasoned author! I can’t believe what started as a conversation over dinner with good friends JD Spero, Michele Shriver, Zetta Stevenson and Marilyn Tucker, turned into The Author Visits, a place where readers and authors connect! My vision for The Author Visits is a place for author publicity, a place where…
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