Show Me Yours

                                            … Your Books, I Mean
                                                          By Jeff Salter

             Next week the Foxes and I are highlighting published books by our friends, colleagues, acquaintances … or whomever.  Yeah, to give all those folks a bit of ‘promo’ (and congratulations) and also to compile a significant list of novels that you and your friends can buy as Christmas presents.
            When we first talked of this notion, it seemed very … well, ‘novel’.  But since that point a few weeks back, I’ve seen similar book lists on blogs all over the place.  So maybe the concept wasn’t quite as fresh as I imagined.  Whatever.
            I still like the idea of pulling together – on my blog day (Thursday, Dec. 15th) – as many titles as I can collect from people I know.
            But, hey, I’m also promoting this group blog.  Here’s how the two connect:  This aviso of my Dec. 8th blog is the only ‘invitation’ I’m sending to those friends, colleagues, acquaintances (or whomever) … to have their books listed in my Dec. 15th blog (during the week the Four Foxes are posting their own collected lists).  So, if you respond to this invitation to visit my Dec. 8th blog (today), you will have a reserved spot on the book list that I’ll post on Dec. 15th (next Thursday).

            Everything has to have guidelines, so here goes:
            Each entry will be for the author’s name, book title, series name (if applicable),  identify the genre — or cross-genre — if you wish, publisher, price, and one LINK to a place where interested parties can purchase your book.  You may add your website, if you have one. 
            LIMIT:  THREE titles.  Why the limit?  Because I know some of you have already published two dozen books and I don’t want the list to teeter over under the weight of one or two authors.
            Just to be sure you understand:  do NOT send me all that citation info on Dec. 8th (today).  Just make a regular comment on my blog today and that reserves your spot on the book list NEXT Thursday.  Then send me up to three titles – in the format I just indicated – on e-mail.  Here’s my address:  salter8jeff[at]yahoo[dot]com.

            Today:  make a regular comment on my blog (e.g., “Please include my books on your list next week”)
                        That reserves your spot on my book list for NEXT Thursday.
            Send up to three titles to my E-MAIL address
                        And get them to me no later than Sunday evening (Dec. 11th)
            Visit my blog again on Dec. 15th to see your titles, along with all the others I’ve collected from people who have visited this blog on Hound Day (Thursdays). 

            Fire away.
            I think I’ve made it crystal clear, but there’s always some detail still unclear. 
             NEW NOTE:  Self-published and ‘Indie-published’ books are very welcome on my list!  [Someone asked]

Sample format (for the entry in the e-mail you’ll send between now and Sunday evening): 

            Sally Jo Author
            “The Handsome Werewolf Ate My Homework”
            Part 3 of the Schooldays Werewolf Series
            [Identify the genre — or cross-genre — if you wish]
            WolfPerson Press
            [buy-link for this title]
            [your website] 

            Remember:  just indicate ONE buy-link per book title.  I know you can buy most titles at seven different places … but let’s make this simple:  use the most common buy-link you have.

            I’m looking forward to seeing a huge list of titles by people I know … and I enjoy congratulating their success and promoting their books.  I hope you alert your friends and neighbors to visit our group blog for the week of Dec. 12-16 for some wonderful gift ideas.

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About jeff7salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Ten completed novels. "The Duchess of Earl" -- scheduled for Jan. 2015 -- Dingbat Publishing. "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014 -- Astraea Press. "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014 -- screwball comedy -- Dingbat Publishing. "Hid Wounded Reb" -- part of the Somerset Series -- Aug. 2014 -- Astraea Press. "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- screwball comedy -- Dec. 2013 -- Dingbat Publishing. "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013 -- Astraea Press "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" (comedic romance) -- Oct. 2012 -- Astraea Press. "The Overnighter's Secrets" (romantic suspense) -- May 2012 -- Astraea Press. Two novellas published so far (both by Astraea Press): "Don't Bet On It" -- April 2014 "Echo Taps" -- June 2013 Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.
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83 Responses to Show Me Yours

  1. Good morning, Jeff.
    This must be a first for me. I’m usually well behind the rest of your fans when it comes to commenting on your blog. Now that I’m on the west coast, it’s still evening (late evening), instead of the crack of dawn.
    This is a generous offer and I’m shamelessly taking advantage. Thank you and nos da!

    • jeff salter says:

      Welcome back, Lily. It’s always cool to be first in line. Well, unless it’s for something awful like K.P. assignments.
      We were on the west coast for slightly less than a year (back in the early 70s). Sacramento.
      Don’t forget to send your published titles (up to 3) to my e-mail by Sun. evening. Eager to see what you have out there.

  2. Laurie Ryan says:

    I think I understand. Email is next on my to-do list. And Jeff? Thanks for everything you do to promote not only the craft of writing, but books in general. I, for one, appreciate it. :)

    • jeff salter says:

      You’re certainly welcome, Laurie. As a former librarian, promoting reading, books (& writing) is in my blood. I’ve always loved connecting people with terrific books.

  3. Carol Ann Goin says:

    Please include my book in your blog next week :-)

  4. Heather Thurmeier says:

    Thanks, Jeff! This is a great idea and I’d love to be included! I’ll send you my email shortly.

  5. jbrayweber says:

    In the famous words of a friend of mine (we’ll call him Jeff), I’m in. LOL.

    Love the idea. And thanks for being a champion!


    • jeff salter says:

      LOL, Jenn. Glad you’re in.
      I hope you’ll include your Musetracks website in your submission … so we can get more folks on-board to create scenes & dialog for those pix you post every other Wed.

  6. Lois Winston says:

    Jeff, what a generous offer! But what I really want to know is when are you going to write THE HANDSOME WEREWOLF ATE MY HOMEWORK? And I so hope it’s going to be a comedy!

    • jeff salter says:

      LOL, Lois. I think Anastasia Pollack could write that one better than I could! Of course, you’d have to come up with a ‘crafting’ angle.
      Glad to have your books in this upcoming list.

  7. Very cool, Jeff! You rock! I’m in too. :) Thanks for this opportunity to spread the word! I aways enjoy reading your posts by the way. ;)


    • jeff salter says:

      Always glad to see you here, Melissa.
      And thanks for the compliment.
      When all five lists are compiled next week, I think we’ll have a real ‘extravaganza’ list for people to select gifts from.
      What better gift is there than a book or e-book?

  8. Tess says:

    This sounds wonderful, Jeff…I always see you over at Musetracks…Now I’ll have to visit you here as well! Thanks for the opportunity.

  9. Great Idea, Jeff. Nothing an author loves more than free publicity. I think you will garner a long list. Mine would make a nice, spicy stocking stuffer for a woman who loves romance. Your day will come. Just keep at it.

  10. Count me in! Great idea and thanks :) Email to follow…

  11. WOW! You’re Mr. Ambitious! Fill up Jeff’s inbox everyone!!!

    • jeff salter says:

      Yes, Jillian. I think when the contents of all five lists next week are totalled, we could easily have 1000 books for people to choose from. A veritable “one-stop” (with 5 visits, though) shopping spot for gifts for any reader.

  12. jeff salter says:

    Folks, I’ve added two details:
    Identify the genre — or cross-genre — if you wish [for each submitted title]
    This was an oversight.
    Someone inquired whether self-published and ‘Indie-published’ books may be included. The answer is YES. If it’s available to purchase (and you wrote it) … SEND it in!

  13. nancynaigle says:

    Hi, Jeff, and thanks for coming up with this awesome idea. It’s always more fun with a group…no matter what the function is. I look forward to sharing the news about everyone’s books.

    Hugs and happy reading,
    Love stories from the crossroad of small town and suspense.

    • jeff salter says:

      Welcome to Hound Day, Nancy.
      Thanks for that compliment, but evidently I didn’t conceive of the idea. As I said, the very next fews after we discussed it (here) I saw numerous examples all over. So, clearly those sites had been working on it long before my eyes opened.
      But, no worries for me. A re-tread is still a tread.
      We’re gonna have five terrific lists here next week. Hope everybody will stop by for all five days, Dec. 12-16.

  14. denissea says:

    Thanks for doing this. I love the blog ! :)

  15. How incredibly awesome of you, Jeff! I’d love to be included, and it looks like I’ll be in excellent company. :c)

  16. Louisa Bacio says:

    Jeff — You know that I always enjoy visiting you! Thanks for the support, and love that Werewolf title, lol.

  17. What fun! I usually just lurk here and at the Chicklit site (well, except for my blog post there yesterday), but this was too much fun not to come out from underneath the bed for :-)

    Off to email…

    • jeff salter says:

      Delighted you could comment today, Deborah … and pleased to include you in the list next week.
      When I get through with my errands I’ll have a look at your blog from yesterday.

  18. jdfaver says:

    Hey Jeff! Thanks for providing this opportunity to flash my titles. I’m in, thanks to the awesome Jenn Bray-Weber. Email to follow shortly.
    J.D. Faver

  19. What an incredible offer, Jeff! And I think you’re finally going to realize what the rest of us have known all along — you’re quite a popular guy among blog readers. Get ready to be inundated! lol

    I’ll be sending an email in the hope of being included!

  20. Cool, indeed, Jeff! And thanks for the promo opportunity. You’ll be seeing an email from me shortly.

  21. Lindsay says:

    This looks like a great idea so count me in. I’ll get the book info etc to you soon

  22. Hey, Jeff! Thanks for the opportunity to add my book to your list. I’d love to be included. Looks as though the list will be awesome! Sending email shortly.

  23. Thanks, Jeff!
    Count me in. What an awesome idea. I’m sure you thought of it first ‘cuz that’s just the kind of genius ground-breaking generous guy you are.

  24. regencyworld says:

    What a fantastic offer, Please count me in next week’s blog. Having worked in libraries, I still feel compelled to encourage people to read — and write.

    • jeff salter says:

      Pleased to include you.
      What kind of library did you work in?
      Most of my career was in public libraries, though I did work a calendar year in the LSU library while I was in grad. sch.

  25. Laura Kaye says:

    JEFF!!! Awesomesauce idea! Email to follow shortly! And thanks!

  26. Thank you so much for this opportunity. Count me in.

  27. What a great idea, Jeff! Unfortunately, the one time I did get published in what was supposed to be a book for sale, ended up being a freebie online ebook,(actually two, both for Christmas, from St.Jude Shrine).If you’d like,I’ll list them for a breather in between the REAL books, if they are still available. Otherwise, I have not gotten my act together long enough to even self-publish, but give me time! I am looking forward to reading all the others.

  28. lizjasper says:

    Please include my two books in your blog next week. Off to send you the stuff.

  29. Susan Muller says:

    Hi. Jeff. I feel like I know you through Musetracks. I’m in. Please put me on your list.

  30. Jeff, thanks so much for doing this! What a nice idea! I’ll email you with my book info. How is your writing coming along?

    • jeff salter says:

      Looking forward to your title citations, Juliette.
      I have a ms. I’m revising for re-submission to a small publisher. Thought I’d have it transmitted by now, but the grandkids changed my plans.

  31. Jeff, if my book was ready I would take you up on it! But it’s not, so I will just say that you’re awesome. XOXO

  32. jeff salter says:

    Well, folks, it’s been a rip-snorting turnout here on Hound Day. Caught me by surprise, frankly.
    In fact, not even counting a few I think will drift in over the next day or two, I have approximately 100 title citations already booked for the One Blog Book Shopping ‘Stop’ here next week. No telling how many we’ll have when the Four Foxes total their gatherings.
    Since we’ve had such a terrific response, some of the Resident Foxes have offered space on their columns for next week.
    Result? Instead of all 100+ titles being crammed into my blog on Thursday (15th), my list will be portioned out and there will be a large number published on Jillian’s Tuesday blog (13th). And some may be taken-in by Lynn on Friday (16th).
    In other words, everybody who submitted a title should check each day next week. And, no, I didn’t not design this to trick anybody. It’s completely due to the wonderful response … and this seems the best way to handle it.
    So, as you spread the word with with friends, colleagues, and other books-as-gifts-buying acquaintances, just tell them to check
    all next week — Dec. 12-16 … for terrific gift ideas.
    Thanks again for your participation. I can hardly wait for the rest of the citations to roll in. I’ve already received about one-third of the total. Fantastic variety!

  33. ayersbooks says:

    Hi Jeff,
    I will admit it’s been a long time since a guy asked me to show mine. I think it’s a delicious offer, and I’d be thrilled to show mine off! ;-)
    E. Ayers

  34. Micki Gibson says:

    Jeff, can I get a raincheck for that day when I am published? Of course, I hope by then I’m still one of the Four Foxes.

    • jeff salter says:

      Well, Micki, that means you and me are both off the list. None of my fiction is published yet either. Though I have 7 completed ms. in the wings and a small publisher has asked for a revision & re-submission of one of those.

  35. Tonya Kappes says:

    I’m excited to see what books there are to pick from. I’m needing some love on my kindle!

  36. Thanks for this great opportunity and thanks for the email reply. Please include me. Thanks again.

  37. Hi Jeff, I heard about this from a couple of writer friends, but it looks like I’m a day late and more than a dollar short. Can I still be part of this extravaganza?


    • jeff salter says:

      I’ve often been a day late.
      And often been a dollar short.
      So … neither one represents a problem here.
      Send up to 3 citations — please check content & format above — to the email address in the body of my column (also above).

  38. jeff7salter says:

    As of about 10 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, there are still about half a dozen authors who have not yet sent their book title & related info to me at
    Please send them in. I can’t hold up the train for much longer.

  39. Hey Jeff! What a great thing you are doing! I am so grateful for the invitation to this awesome event! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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