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I am behind on my Twitter communications....wait. What am I saying? I am behind on everything.Anyway, here I am, going through page after page of Twitter, looking for new friends, one bio at a time. I tried one of the highly recommended auto-follower programs for about two days six months ago, but I did not enjoy it.For me, the purpose of Twitter is to develop a community of “sometimes like-minded and sometimes not” people whose tweets, blogs, Facebook posts, and…

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Dear Barnes & Noble (Part Two)

This is the fun part – brainstorming! It is amazing what becomes possible when a person stops thinking about you as merely an ordinary corporate chain of bookstores. In fact, so many ideas came to mind that this just might become a regular feature on my blog. I’ve spent a fair portion of my time over the past two weeks letting go of my knowledge of who you are and what you do. It took some work. The Barnes &…

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Author Interview: Terra Harmony

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with author Terra Harmony. Enjoy!    Author Terra HarmonyBio: Terra Harmony is an author of contemporary eco-fantasy novels.  The first books, ‘Water’ and 'Air', of the Akasha Series are currently available as e-books. Terra also has a vampire short story collection published as part of the Kindred Curse Anthology. Terra was born and raised in Colorado but has since lived in California, Texas, Utah, North Carolina, and Virginia. She has served…

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Shawndra Russell Reviews This Blog

How is it only thirteen months ago that I began this self-publishing journey? The impact on my life has been intense, positive, and challenging. Moving through each level of learning -- remember, I started at 0.00 -- brings a sense of accomplishment unlike any other I have felt.A reason for starting this blog, back in June 2011, was to share what I'm learning as I learn it. The single best source of information, guidance, and inspiration is the other authors…

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#TeaserTrain Sample: Carrie Green’s ‘Violets Are Blue’

Violets Are Blue is FREE on Amazon, Wed, Feb 14th - Sun, Feb 19th Only.  Click Here!#TeaserTrain Sample From: Violets Are BlueSarah stood on the dirt road, staring at the six foot high stalks, at the long, rippled leaves that concealed, in seconds, the bold red of Todd’s t-shirt. The corn had swallowed him up. She hadn’t expected him to take off.Seriously, he wanted to play tag in a corn field? Then, she thought, why not? It was as crazy…

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Dear Barnes & Noble (Part One)

I have spent many fine hours in your stores, browsing, buying, and dreaming. I’m not entirely sure what percentage of my lifetime earnings I’ve contributed to your gross earnings, but I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it’s enough to warrant its own line item.  For over a decade, I’ve walked into your store knowing no matter my mood, my situation, my hopes or fears, I’ll find a book to match. Thank you.And thank you for the business decisions, the…

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Author Interview: Brian Rathbone

Bio: Brian Rathbone is a former horse trainer turned technologist and fantasy author. When he isn't writing, he's trying to get more broadband for the people of rural North Carolina. Website:  brianrathbone.com Twitter ID:  @brianrathbone Facebook:  www.facebook.com/brian.rathbone Google+:  plus.google.com/100576965008526977677/ Goodreads:  www.goodreads.com/author/show/2854898.Brian_Rathbone Welcome, Brian! Thanks for being here today. What is your genre? Why did you choose it? Rathbone: I write fantasy, paranormal, and occasionally science fiction. Speculative fiction has always been my reading preference, and I haven't had much desire…

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New Release: Author Carrie James Haynes

Throughout 2012, I will be highlighting the new releases of members of the Facebook group SelfPubEBooks. The group is open to all writers and self-published or indie-published authors.The purpose of SelfPubEbooks is to discuss marketing ideas, innovations, and changes in the industry, and to support one another by sharing information about the new releases and successes of fellow members. We welcome your participation.* A January 2012 New Release *AUTHOR CARRIE JAMES HAYNESBio: I’m a Southern girl who now lives with…

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Author Interview: Thea Atkinson

Bio: Thea Atkinson is a writer of character driven fiction; call it what you will: she prefers to describe her work as psychological thrillers with a distinct literary flavour. As in her bestselling novel, Anomaly, her characters often find themselves in the darker edges of their own spirits but manage to find the light they seek. She has been an editor, a freelancer, and a teacher, but fiction is her passion. She now blogs and writes and twitters. Not necessarily…

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New Release: Author Angel Bearfield

Throughout 2012, I will be highlighting the new releases of members of the Facebook group SelfPubEBooks. The group is open to all writers and self-published or indie-published authors. The purpose of SelfPubEbooks is to discuss marketing ideas, innovations, and changes in the industry, and to support one another by sharing information about the new releases and successes of fellow members. We welcome your participation. * A January 2012 New Release * AUTHOR ANGEL BEARFIELD Bio: A long time writer of…

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