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A New Title for Bernie and the Putty

My book is a humorous fantasy/scifi about a young god who builds universes for a living. It’s popular with both adults and young adults. It’s won 16 awards for excellence. But I’m not sure I have the right title. I’m … Continue reading

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Beta Readers Wanted

I’m seeking beta readers for my new book.  The working title is Bernie and the Time Lords. The plot picks up where Bernie and the Wizards left off.  You’ll recall that Bernie has a new job with The Business.  He … Continue reading

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Bernie and the Putty Named in Top List

Bernie and the Putty has just been named by Ezvid Wiki to their list 10 YA Novels that Blur the Line Between Sci-Fi & Fantasy. We’re thrilled to be included in the list. They also generated an interesting video blurb … Continue reading

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Creation Mechanics and the Universe Putty

Creation Science 101 Gods create things. Universes, in fact. It may sound complicated, but, as they say, ‘Magic, once explained, is merely science.’ The gods do it with three skills. They use willpower, visualization, and concentration. When we explain it, … Continue reading

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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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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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