Category Archives: The Author Life

Return of Author David Parmelee

Welcome Back, Writer/ Author David Parmelee! David was one of my first guests when I joined 4F, 1H. I asked him to join us because he had just had his first novel published. It is based on actual events during … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Jane Tesh

This month I am very pleased to have as my guest author Jane Tesh. Jane was suggested to me by my cousin, Martha, who is a friend of Jane’s. I looked into her work and asked Jane to join us. … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Diane Farr

I am pleased to welcome author Diane Farr. Diane and I met through a mutual writer friend on Facebook, who was also a guest of mine here. Welcome, Diane! Thank you, Tonette. I shall try not to embarrass myself. While … Continue reading

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We May Not Fit These Images

I found out that all of us here at 4F,1H are pretty much of one mind when it comes to writing attire. I think we can all agree that ‘comfortable’ is the operative word of the week. The question I … Continue reading

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Two Minutes on an Elevator

…with a Big Five NYC Publishing Exec By Jeff Salter What if I had two minutes on an elevator [with an executive from one of the Big Five NYC publishing houses] to explain why they should produce my books? Well, … Continue reading

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On the (Virtual) Road Again

We have another free week, so I decided to talk about promotions. Since most of the responsibility for promoting books lands on the authors, we’ve had to learn to be visible to as many people as possible. There are so … Continue reading

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