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.

Maneuvering Around Obstacles

Ways I Cope with Writer’s Block By Jeff Salter I don’t think I’ve ever done the stereotypical bit where I just stare at a blank page / screen for long periods and can’t come up with any words. [And I … Continue reading

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Reviewing a Childhood Classic

The Original Text of Boxcar Children By Jeff Salter On one of the FB groups (I belong to) where some of the “old-time” children’s series books are discussed, someone recently mentioned something about the original Boxcar Children series having been … Continue reading

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A New Batch of Tales

More Favorite Family Stories By Jeff Salter We’re talking this week about favorite family stories. Well, two of mine have already been revealed in an earlier 4F1H blog: No need to repeat them here — the country doctor and his … Continue reading

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A Hero Who Couldn’t Remember

His was one of the very first U.S. Navy ships at Utah Beach on D-Day By Jeff Salter [Note: Most of this content came from my Facebook post on 11-25-2011, nearly ten years ago.] Saw an old guy with a … Continue reading

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Some Have a Lot in Common With Me

But Some of My Characters Have Jobs I Could Never Manage By Jeff Salter Topic: Do your characters tend to have skills that you have yourself? Do you write about people who do things that you wish that you could … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, John Babb

My Review of His Riveting Novel, “Sowing Chaos” By Jeff Salter When I learned that John Babb had written a prequel, of sorts, to Bill Webb’s exciting, action-packed series, “The Last Brigade” — naturally, I had to coerce him into … Continue reading

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Digging Even Deeper

Plot Holes That Have Bothered Me By Jeff Salter This week’s topic was originally proposed by me so long ago that I can’t recall if I had anything in particular on my mind at that moment. If so, I’ve long … Continue reading

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It’s Only a Cheese Sandwich

When Conversations Don’t Go The Way You’d Hoped By Jeff Salter [An overheard conversation — from July 2016 — with annotations clarifying what each really meant.] His words: “I got some cheese slices. Can you show me how to make … Continue reading

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Honored to Accept This Invitation

To Be the Main Speaker at This [Fictional] Author Event But What On Earth Were They Thinking? By Jeff Salter LOL. If I ever found myself the “head-liner” at an author event, I’d contact the conference organizer and ask how … Continue reading

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Guest Hound Zeppy Cheng

Introducing His Newly-Released Book, The Lesser One By Jeff Salter Intro Imagine my surprise to learn that my new friend, Zeppy Cheng took his degree at Louisiana Tech, which is some 90 miles from where I lived and worked (Shreveport) … Continue reading

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