Author Archives: Jeff Salter

About Jeff Salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Fourteen completed novels and four completed novellas. Working with three royalty publishers: Clean Reads, Dingbat Publishing, & TouchPoint Press/Romance. "Cowboy Out of Time" -- Apr. 2019 /// "Double Down Trouble" -- June 2018 /// "Not Easy Being Android" -- Feb. 2018 /// "Size Matters" -- Oct. 2016 /// "The Duchess of Earl" -- Jul. 2016 /// "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- Nov. 2015 /// "Pleased to Meet Me" (novella) -- Oct. 2015 /// "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- May 2015 /// "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014 /// "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014 /// "Hid Wounded Reb" -- Aug. 2014 /// "Don't Bet On It" (novella) -- April 2014 /// "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- Dec. 2013 /// "Echo Taps" (novella) -- June 2013 /// "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013 /// "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" -- Oct. 2012 /// "The Overnighter's Secrets" -- May 2012 /// 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.

Classic, Classic

Who Wants to Rewrite a Classic? By Jeff Salter Topic: If asked to rewrite/modernize a classic novel, which one would I want to adapt? This week’s topic was a real struggle for me. While I have, indeed, read and studied … Continue reading

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WW2 Memoir That’s a Modern Military Classic

Review of Company Commander by Charles B. MacDonald By Jeff Salter Though I purchased this volume when I was enrolled in a military book club many years ago, it didn’t reach the top of my TBR stack until recently when … Continue reading

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Different Time, Different Place

Staying Inspired When Writing in a Place / Time I’ve Never Experienced By Jeff Salter Topic: How do you stay inspired to write a story set in a time and/or place that’s totally different from where you are? I thought … Continue reading

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Back in Time

Visits with Ancestors By Jeff Salter Topic: Is there a certain ancestor that you wish you could travel back in time to spend a year with? What do you hope to learn? Why that relative? As our Monday Fox noted, … Continue reading

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When Manual Meant Labor

Typing the Old-School Way By Jeff Salter Not sure why this came to mind, but I was recently thinking about typing speeds. Remember the typing tests with those odd paragraphs you’d have to type as fast as you could with … Continue reading

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Visits to the Past and Future

Albeit Very Short Ones By Jeff Salter Topic: Have you ever visited a part of the country where things were done as an older time, or were far more modern than you are accustomed? As a kid, our family vacations … Continue reading

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Reviewing The Dogs of War

A Novel by Frederick Forsyth Review by Jeff Salter Premise of the novel: “A British mining executive hires a group of mercenaries to overthrow the government of an African country so that he can install a puppet regime that will … Continue reading

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My name is Jeff

…and I’m a Procrastinator By Jeff Salter Topic: To what degree does procrastination affect your writing projects? Do you have any theories about WHY you procrastinate on certain projects… or at certain periods? I found several great-looking links to articles … Continue reading

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Only One for the Money

…Only One for the Show? [How to Select only ONE of My Titles for the Screen] By Jeff Salter Topic: If one – and only one – of your stories would be adapted for the silver screen, which ONE would … Continue reading

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Size Most Certainly Matters

Excerpt # 2 from my novel, Size Matters By Jeff Salter Concept: Accidentally swallowing a mysterious pill from her eccentric scientist cousin, Emma Hobby shrinks to under a foot tall. When she resumes normal size, she must track down her … Continue reading

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