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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.

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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Gardens: Images & Memories

By Jeff Salter Our weekly topic is gardens — experiences, memories, and mental images. I should begin with the admission that I’m no gardener. I admire those folks with green thumbs who know their soils and plants and tend them … Continue reading

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Routines in the Summer

By Jeff Salter We’re yakking this week about whether (and how) things are different in our summer schedules. When I was a kid, of course, the summers were heavenly: no school. Could wake up when I wanted (more or less)… … Continue reading

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New Release: One Simple Favor

One Simple Favor A novella By J. L. Salter Tag: Sometimes one simple favor changes everything. Blurb: Tricia Pilgrim reluctantly agrees to pick up a sort-of cousin she’s never seen at a distant bus station and drive him back to … Continue reading

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Sharing Books & Stories

By Jeff Salter As sometimes happens, my take on this 4F1H weekly topic may veer a bit. In discussing books (and stories) I’ve shared with friends or family, I’m not taking the “share” part too literally. In other words, with … Continue reading

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