Category Archives: Jeff Salter

Authors Who Write Like I Do

— or… To Which Other Author Does My Writing Compare? By Jeff Salter This week’s topic: If a prospective publisher asked you to compare your work to that of one or two well-known authors, whom would you choose? Well, this … Continue reading

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Christmas Novel Reminder

You’ll Want to Read “The Yuletide Caper.” By Jeff Salter Today is Thanksgiving and soon it will be Christmas — the perfect time to read my second Christmas-themed novel. Sneaking into a warm nursing home will take a few Christmas … Continue reading

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A Comfort Read for a Sick Friend

What Would I Select to Read to Him/Her? By Jeff Salter My first thought when reading this week’s topic was that if I had a friend who was too ill to read for themself, I’d select one or all of … Continue reading

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Writing for FUN

When the author’s own scenes make him / her laugh By Jeff Salter Topic: Have you ever really had FUN writing a scene (or scenes)? Absolutely! I try to include at least a little bit of humor in nearly all … Continue reading

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Books introduced to me by a child or grandchild

Only one that I can recall… but it’s a doozy By Jeff Salter When I first saw this topic, I drew a total blank. As best I can remember, as my kids were growing up, it was me and my … Continue reading

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The Book of My Heart

Honors the Greatest Generation (Which Raised Me) By Jeff Salter Topic: If you could be remembered (as an author) for only ONE of your books… which book would you choose? Though I’d forgotten when I suggested this topic, we’ve already … Continue reading

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My Family’s Coffee House from 326 Years Ago

Well, Maybe Not My DIRECT Kin By Jeff Salter Considering my life-long love of coffee, imagine my surprise (and delight) at discovering – about eight years ago – that a possible distant relative ran a very famous coffee house in … Continue reading

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Classic, Classic

Who Wants to Rewrite a Classic? By Jeff Salter Topic: If asked to rewrite/modernize a classic novel, which one would I want to adapt? This week’s topic was a real struggle for me. While I have, indeed, read and studied … Continue reading

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Visits to the Past and Future

Albeit Very Short Ones By Jeff Salter Topic: Have you ever visited a part of the country where things were done as an older time, or were far more modern than you are accustomed? As a kid, our family vacations … Continue reading

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Reviewing The Dogs of War

A Novel by Frederick Forsyth Review by Jeff Salter Premise of the novel: “A British mining executive hires a group of mercenaries to overthrow the government of an African country so that he can install a puppet regime that will … Continue reading

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