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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.

What Happened to the Summer?

By Jeff Salter This week and next week are both about summer, but while next week reveals what I DID during these summer months, today’s column is all about what I left un-done or never got around to. Yeah, the … Continue reading

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Inspired by a Sparkler

4F1HBy Jeff Salter By Jeff Salter We’re all about jewelry this week and since I wear none besides a wedding band and a watch, let me tell you this true story about a real sparkler (that caught my eye). I … Continue reading

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This Cat Has Poop Loops

Or… how not to wash a cat’s butt By Jeff Salter Alley Cat Flashback (from Nov. 2002) My wife brought home that raggedy alley cat again this weekend.  It keeps drinking from my water glass, tried last night to eat … Continue reading

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Keeping My Cool

Chilling on These Summer “Dog Days” By Jeff Salter How do I feel about the heat of summer? Am I able to stay reasonably cool? How? Before I say anything else, let me clarify that I’d rather be too warm … Continue reading

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Guest Fox, Wendy Knight

Please Welcome the Hound’s Guest Fox By Jeff Salter I can no longer tell you exactly when I first encountered Wendy Knight – my Guest Fox this week – but I’m sure it was somewhere on the author page for … Continue reading

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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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