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Real Crime Magazine

It used to be that the genre of true crime magazines was a powerhouse.  Even J. Edgar Hoover subscribed to True Detective Magazine.  The articles were often written by reporters covering the cases or by officers themselves, (using pseudonyms).  574 more words

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Learn to Categorize Your Damn Books!

It’s hard to please everyone, it’s even harder to please people that do what you do.  However, this week, I found a new pet peeve about writers. 909 more words

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Working on a BattleTech Novel Concept

There is a lot I wish I could tell you fans about, but I am bound by legal agreement to not discuss the details.  Suffice it to say that I have wanted to write BattleTech novels for a long time but there have been some legal issues that had to get resolved. 954 more words


August is Heating Up!

August heat brings storms, green trees, the beach, wildlife looking for food, and the joys of taking the kids to back-to-school shopping. My kids are adults, but I still enjoy the fabulous prices because I love everything to do with writing: 96 more words

An Authors Life

It Has Begun

Because I mentioned I was curious to see how KDP Select authors were going to respond to the new royalty divisions, I have gotten some emails about it.   444 more words

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The Connection Between Authors and Architects

As I read through the 5 pound Henry Howard Louisiana’s Architect book (by Robert S. Brantley w/Victor McGee, 2015) I realized that the work of an architect is similar to that of an author. 205 more words

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Starting a New True Crime Book on Adam C. Arnold – ‘’Pump” Arnold – Battle Creek’s First Kingpin of Crime

I am pleased to announce that my daughter Victoria Hester and I are working on a new true crime book on Adam “Pump” Arnold.  I have to tell you, I enjoy writing with my daughter.  681 more words

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