Monday, November 19, 2012

Freelance Writing Freedom: 5 Secrets to Creating Passive Income Streams

Freelance Writing Freedom: 5 Secrets to Creating Passive Income Streams (via Fab Freelance Writing Blog)
You’re a writer. You write, and you charge your clients a fee. Once that fee is paid however, that’s the end of it. You’re not earning residual income from the many projects you complete for your freelance writing clients. Every … Continue reading →

Monday, November 12, 2012

Publishing’s “open” future (via Tools of Change for Publishing)
If I had to summarize the future of publishing in just one word, I’d say “open.” We’re living in a very closed publishing world today. Retailers use tools like digital rights management (DRM) to lock content, and DRM also tends to lock customers into a platform. Content itself is still largely…

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Acheron Highway -- A new Jonathan Shade novel by Gary Jonas

Sky Warrior Books Announcement
Acheron Highway
A New Jonathan Shade Novel
by Gary Jonas!

"He stole my heart, Mr. Shade. I want you to find him and steal it back."
The dead won't stay buried in Denver, so Jonathan Shade isn't too surprised when a dead woman shows up wanting to hire him. A necromancer stalker has stolen her heart--literally--and she needs it if she's going to live.
But Shade's jobs are never simple. The dead won't leave him alone. They work for a lovesick goddess who wants Shade to turn over her former lover. Chased by zombies, and then by an army of skeletons, Shade and his magically-engineered partner, Kelly Chan, fight to stay alive. Keep your hands and feet in the vehicle at all times, and hang on, because there are no safe exits on the Acheron Highway...

Friday, November 9, 2012

Lacing Up For Murder A New Mystery by Irene Radford!

Lacing Up For Murder
A New Mystery
by Irene Radford!

Running a Resort Hotel Can Be Murder
Glenna McLain has her hands full at the Whistling River Lodge with dastardly ducks, misbehaving poodles, a kleptomaniac guest, and a lacing convention. So when she discovers her ex-husband floating in a pond on the golf course, her week goes from bad to worse. She becomes the the police's prime murder suspect.

Glenna searches for the murderer, but can she solve the mystery before the killer strikes again?

Just $4.99 in all e-book formats.

Monday, November 5, 2012

When 406 is on the Map

I'm going to be very glad when Tuesday passes.

It's not necessarily the election ads, the gazillion signs, or even the flyers that have caused the post office to take out another box in my name.  Oh no.  It's the fact that Montana is on the political map.

You see, every day I've been receiving phone calls both to my house and my cell phone by random dialers that have the area code 406 programmed into them.  People from Detroit, Washington, Atlanta, and other places that have absolutely no clue what is important to me or any other Montanan.  Pollsters call constantly wanting to know what candidate I'm voting for in the tight senate race, or who I'm voting for in the presidential race.

None of their goddamn business, really.

The next person who calls me asking about my vote, I'm telling them I'm out hunting elk and they need to be really quiet.  Because hunting elk is more important than the races.  Either that, or I'm having Annie the Goat talk to them.  Only she'd probably chew on the phone and destroy it.  Wait, there's a thought.

I just read a news item that says about one third of Montanans have asked for mail-in ballots, and two thirds of those folks have already voted.  So, you see, the phone calls have a one in five chance of reaching someone who has already voted--and is probably out elk hunting.  That's huge that more than 200,000 people out of less than a million have voted.  One of those people is me.

So, the next time I get a phone call, I'll tell them I voted for the opposite candidate and for them to go away. Nobody from Montana is particularly impressed with outsiders.  We like it that we're really on nobody's radar. 

So, I'm really looking forward to Wednesday.  And back to having the rest of the country forget about us.