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A Hint of Murder by Lia Fairchild 0

A Hint of Murder by Lia Fairchild

A Hint of Murder: The Anthology by Lia Fairchild compiles three A Hint of Murder stories in one book: A Hint of Murder: The Writer A Hint of Murder: The Doctor A Hint of Murder: The Bouncer...

A News Release is about the Audience, not the Author 0

A News Release is about the Audience, not the Author

Every novice author needs to understand that a news release is not an advertisement for you book. And the media is not your publicist. To be honest, reporters aren’t interested in particular books or...

One Blood by Qwantu Amaru 0

One Blood by Qwantu Amaru

One Blood by Qwantu Amaru is a supernatural thriller about a voodoo curse tormenting a group of people unaware of their hidden connections. Here’s the Prologue. 1963 New Orleans, LA During the day, New Orleans’ most famous neighborhood...

A Synopsis on Synopses 0

A Synopsis on Synopses

A synopsis is a critical component of your submission package to agents and publishers. You thought writing the manuscript for your novel was tough! Well, the effort to conjure a synopsis to sell that masterpiece can...

The Assassins Club by Dixon Rice 0

The Assassins Club by Dixon Rice

The Assassins Club is a thriller by Dixon Rice that takes place in Montana in 1970.  It is on sale for a mere $2.99 as both Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook.  In the first chapter, bartender/college student...

Your Novel Proposal: from Creation to Contract 0

Your Novel Proposal: from Creation to Contract

Your Novel Proposal: from Creation to Contract is an instruction manual for novice authors. The daunting and mysterious undertaking of getting a novel published is broken down into concise logical steps. Blythe Camenson and Marshall J. Cook...

Since when did Christmas come from a Store? 0

Since when did Christmas come from a Store?

A funny cartoon about Christmas appeared in our church bulletin recently. It was a single pane Bizarro comic depicting an angel hovering over a pair of shepherds and some sheep. The imagery harkened from...

A Great Review for E-Force! 2

A Great Review for E-Force!

I was fortunate to receive a great review of E-Force by Nash Black (Irene), an avid writer, reader, and reviewer. Thank you, Irene! Here’s an excerpt from the review. James D. Kellogg’s E-Force is a...

A 5-Star Review for E-Force! 0

A 5-Star Review for E-Force!

I was fortunate to receive a great review of E-Force by Pastor Dan, an Amazon Top 1,000 reviewer. Thank you, Pastor Dan! Here’s an excerpt from the review. The tension in the book builds...

Tag your Blog Posts 0

Tag your Blog Posts

Let’s say you’ve got a great blog. And of course you post regularly, offering cutting edge information that ought to accelerate the pulse of literary professionals everywhere. But no breathless readers are showing up. Did I mention that you’re...