Monthly Archives: July 2017

Fifty Favorites for 2017: Part Seven

I’ve been busy promoting my newest release from Eskape Press, The Road to Escape! My publisher tells me that sales have been good, and the reviews so far have been encouraging. If you haven’t purchased it yet, you can get … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Sherry Harris

My guest today is Sherry Harris, author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mysteries. Sherry, along with other mystery writers, also wrote a couple of great take-offs on Edgar Allen Poe’s works in “Edgar Allen Cosy”. A former guest, Edith … Continue reading

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Guest Fox, Emerald Barnes

Welcome, Emerald By Jeff Salter I’m pleased this week to welcome a new friend and colleague at Clean Reads — the talented YA author, Emerald Barnes. Turns out we were practically neighbors, though a couple of generations apart… as we … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Alicia Dean and the Escape to Africa Anthology

I’ve participated in several anthologies, and with each one, the story of how the project begins and takes flight varies. It’s never easy for a group of authors to work together to create a single product. So when author Alicia … Continue reading

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I Want to Hold Your Hand

This week we are sharing a family picture that tells a story. I proposed this topic a long time ago and frankly, I don’t remember if this is the picture that I had in mind. It has been an extraordinarily … Continue reading

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Need to Get My Photos Digitized

Surely Wish I Could Find Those Old Pictures By Jeff Salter This week we’re talking about pictures – i.e., photos – and it pains me that so few of my special pix are on a computer. Or, to put it … Continue reading

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One Thousand Words

Recently my mother moved to an assisted living place and had to downsize. My siblings and I sorted out her things and among those was a variety of pictures. My brother has been great about making sure we all have … Continue reading

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Close-knit Bunch

This week, one of the foxes challenged us to find and expound on a family photo that says a lot about the subjects. After searching my shelves of scrapbook albums for a half hour, and scrolling through my digital photo … Continue reading

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The Write Convention

Book conventions are the topic of the week and frankly, I have next to no direct experience with being a seller at one. I have not (yet) published a book and therefore have never even considered having a table at … Continue reading

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Conferences With Books

Sign me up! By Jeff Salter I’m taking a broad view of the topic, “book conventions,” to include some of my experiences (in a previous life) as a professional librarian at national and regional library conferences. After all, in the … Continue reading

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