Category Archives: Miscellaneous

No Place Like Home

This week we were asked how moves and other locales have affected our writing. I was born in Muscatine, raised here, and only moved away for about 9 months. When I was in high school I spent the summer at … Continue reading

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Semi-read Books

Several years ago I had a great deal of time to read. Most of this was done in my cars, waiting in carpool lines or at bus stops for grandkids. This was also going on at the same time that … Continue reading

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New Novel, The Yuletide Caper

A Bit of Its Back-Story By Jeff Salter As I was responding to several questions posed by the TouchPoint Press publicity department recently, I had occasion to reflect on the origins of my new Christmas novel, “The Yuletide Caper.” Why … Continue reading

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One of Our Favorites

I started cooking for Thanksgiving today. Our holiday won’t be as big this year because of Covid 19, but I intend to prepare all of our old favorite foods, and those of us who are together can be thankful for … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prep.

My house has been busy this week with Thanksgiving preparation. My older kids are not very happy. I get them up early in the morning to start on the deep cleaning. By the time lunch rolls around they are asking … Continue reading

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Gettin’ It Down

This week The Hound asked: “Most of us (writers) will depart this earth with several unfinished manuscripts. Have you ever thought of what might become of them? Will someone in your family pick them up and FINISH them? [as the … Continue reading

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Burden or Opportunity?

What Will Become of My Un-published / Un-finished Stories and Poems By Jeff Salter Topic: Most of us (writers) will depart this earth with several unfinished manuscripts. Have you ever thought of what might become of them? Will someone in … Continue reading

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I Do Have Several Such Manuscripts

Most of us (writers) will depart this earth with several unfinished manuscripts. Have you ever thought of what might become of them? Will someone in your family pick them up and FINISH them? [as the estates of some famous authors … Continue reading

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A Writer in the Family?

Most of us (writers) will depart this earth with several unfinished manuscripts. Have you ever thought of what might become of them? Will someone in your family pick them up and FINISH them? [as the estates of some famous authors … Continue reading

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Guest Tim Germain and “The Customs of Christmas”

Today, I bring you something interesting for the the beginning of the holiday season, as many people are starting their Christmas celebrations early this year. I also believe that with so many writers reading this blog, and Christmas being a … Continue reading

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