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How many books are there?

I just saw this on Amazon.  It’s hard to believe there are so many books out there.  And these are just the ones on Amazon. It gives some perspective to the idea of how hard it is to promote a … Continue reading

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Beta Readers Wanted (book #3)

I’m seeking beta readers for my new book.  The working title is The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Wizards. The plot takes up where Bernie and the Putty left off.  You will recall that Bernie has a new job with … Continue reading

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Day at Whitehall Middle School

What a fun day I had. John Mierz, a teacher at the Whitehall Middle School, and I met at the Barnes & Noble book signing on November 6th.  The students there are preparing for a big writing assignment that will … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble Mega-Signing

On November 6th from 6-9 PM, the Muskegon Barnes & Noble will be hosting a mega-event in which FIFTY Michigan authors have been invited to present their books. Come and meet the authors.  They represent every genre you can think … Continue reading

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Afternoon with the Authors

The Norton Shores Library is sponsoring a special event on November 4th. They have invited three local authors (Scott Payne, Ron Robotham, and myself) to come in and talk about the process of writing, publishing, and, of course, about our … Continue reading

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SILVER – Literary Classics

This is a rather special award.  The Literary Classics Awards are given only to books that have distinguished themselves for children. The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty just won the Silver Medal in the 2015 Literary Classics Book Award … Continue reading

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FINALIST – Best Indie Book Awards

What an interesting award! The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty just won 3rd Place (a FINALIST award) in the 2015 Best Indie Book Awards contest. The book was entered in the Young Adult category. What made this award so … Continue reading

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GOLD MEDAL – Readers’ Favorite

  We just learned that The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty won a Gold Medal in the Readers’ Favorite Book Contest. The book was entered in the Fantasy Category. The Awards will be given out on November 21st at special … Continue reading

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BOOK of the YEAR – Independent Author Network

The final results of the Independent Author Network’s Book of the Year Awards have been announced. WE WON! They declared The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty to be the Book of the Year (1st place) for 2015. The book was … Continue reading

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Arts & Drafts Festival

Come join the fun at the Ross Lake Park 39th Annual Craft Show. There will be lots of local authors with their books.  Every one will be happy to tell you about their books and to sign any copies you’d … Continue reading

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