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.

Blogs Blogs Everywhere

The Blog Universe Exploded and We’re All Drowning in the Fallout By Jeff Salter Topic: What characteristics make for an interesting blog? Do you regularly read many/any blogs (besides this one)? Why or why not? This topic was one of … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | 16 Comments

This Matter Was Not at All Foul

I Loved This Book and Just HAD to Discuss It By Jeff Salter Let me start by explaining: “foul matter” is evidently a publishing term meaning a manuscript which has not yet begun the in-housing editing process. It’s NOT a … Continue reading

Posted in book review, editors, Jeff Salter, Miscellaneous, novels | Tagged , , | 15 Comments


How I Deal With Issues In A Manuscript By Jeff Salter Topic: What kinds of activities do you engage in while mulling over your story lines? Have they ever helped you get over a stumbling block? I guess I should … Continue reading

Posted in advice, author's life, creativity, decisions, helping others, inspiration, Jeff Salter, Random thoughts, writing | Tagged | 9 Comments

My Life According to the Beatles

Well, Actually According to the Titles of Certain Beatles Songs By Jeff Salter No assigned topic today, since it’s our monthly “free week” — to post anything that fits our fancy. So I scanned my folder of “possible future blogs” … Continue reading

Posted in author's life, Jeff Salter, Random thoughts | Tagged , | 8 Comments

Not A Lot to Share

At First I Didn’t Think I Was Cut Out for Social Media By Jeff Salter Topic: How has your use of social media changed over the years? Flashback to when I still worked full-time in a large city-county public library … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | 15 Comments

An Editorial Critique

By Jeff Salter Crossed by DeathStitches in Crime – Book 1By ACF Bookens Book Blurb:“Salvaging from historic buildings isn’t supposed to require reporting a murder. When salvage expert and historian Paisley Sutton crawls into an abandoned store with a house … Continue reading

Posted in book review, characters, Jeff Salter | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Read Again and Again

Favorite Book(s) that Don’t Get Old (to me) By Jeff Salter Topic: What is the one book that you feel you could read over and over without it ever feeling old? When I noted our topic this week, I had … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | 20 Comments

A Whole Different World

Play-time Underneath Our House By Jeff Salter Did any of you – as kids – play UNDER your house?I did. We did.Our house was hand-built by the Julius Matisse clan, probably in the 1940s, in Covington LA. [We bought it … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | 10 Comments

Many Characters Are Totally From Inside My Noggin

But Some Are Considerably Inspired by Real People I Know By Jeff Salter Topic: Have you ever based a character on a real person? Have you ever used a TV or movie character as inspiration for a character in your … Continue reading

Posted in Books, characters, Characters based on real people, Jeff Salter | Tagged | 12 Comments

Sacrifices, Deprivations, and Horrors

My Spotlight on Another WW2 Classic By Jeff Salter With The Old Breed [at Peleliu and Okinawa]By E.B. Sledge Some of you may recognize this author (& WW2 USMC veteran) as the Marine nicknamed Sledgehammer… as depicted in the HBO … Continue reading

Posted in autobiographies, battles, book review, Jeff Salter | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments