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About jeff7salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Eleven completed novels. "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- scheduled for April 2015 -- Dingbat Publishing. "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- scheduled for June 2015 -- TouchPoint Press. "The Duchess of Earl" -- scheduled for 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.

Visualize This

By Jeff Salter It’s a two-parter this week: Do I use visuals when writing? When in the writing process do I settle the visual issues of character and setting? My jumbled up answers will (hopefully) respond to both. Do I … Continue reading

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Courting Fame and Fortune

If I Were a Rich Man By Jeff Salter I chose the title of the song from Fiddler on the Roof, because I sometimes find myself humming it. Our actual topic this week deals with how my life (or typical … Continue reading

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A Brace of Screwballs

Well, a Pair of Screwball Comedies By Jeff Salter It’s a free week at 4F1H, so I sometimes use this opportunity to remind you of what you’re missing if you haven’t been reading my novels or novellas. This time, I’m … Continue reading

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Stress – the Known Enemy

Dealing with Unexpected Stress By Jeff Salter I hadn’t given much thought to this subject until I sat down to write my entry to the week’s collection. Of course, I’ve had a measurable share of stress – employment, health, family, … Continue reading

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Just One Simple Little Favor

By Jeff Salter Yeah, that was one of my original titles for the suspense novella, “One Simple Favor” released in mid-May by Dingbat Publishing. You know, that sense of dread you can have when someone acts like the favor they’re … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village

Support System — Secondary Characters By Jeff Salter We’re discussing supporting characters and/or subplots this week. Not sure why I was surprised that Patricia Kiyono’s Monday post would explain an approach so close to my own, in many respects. As … Continue reading

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What makes an effective literary villain?

When a good villain is bad… but there are nuances By Jeff Salter The specific question this week is: “what makes a good villain” in a book or story? As some of my co-bloggers have already noted, the word GOOD … Continue reading

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