THREE PAWS launches January 21 on Amazon.com!

said on January 20th, 2017 filed under: Three Paws

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Order your ebook or paperback by clicking "Three Paws" now. What would happen to the creatures of the forest if humans disappeared?  At first, the animals might go on living as they have always done.  But what if a mysterious event occurred, and they began to change, to become something more than they were?  "Three Paws" is the first book of SHARP TEETH, FLAT TEETH, an animal fantasy that tells the stories of the Fur Clans that evolve in the Woods...Continue Reading!

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Are You a Writer? Do You Want To Be?

said on January 8th, 2017 filed under: Flat Teeth, Three Paws, Whimsy

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If you are interested in the art and craft of writing, and if you live near the northern California Foothills, You should consider attending the Sierra Writer's Conference on January 20 and 21, 2017 on the Grass Valley Campus of Sierra College in Grass Valley, California. click on this line for registration, content, schedule, directions and all that important stuff about the conference CJ and I will be there to conduct one of the workshop sessions.  Click here for info about our session. We...Continue Reading!

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Birth Announcement–THREE PAWS

said on December 22nd, 2016 filed under: Art work and photography, Three Paws

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I am delighted to pre-Announce the imminent arrival of my new book, "THREE PAWS," due January 21, 2017.  It's a children's book, ages 9-12, though my pal (and proof reader) Sheryl Karas thinks it might work for older kid's, perhaps even YA. Here's the link to the landing page:  THREE PAWS And here's the preliminary blurb: What would happen to the creatures of the forest if humans disappeared?  At first, the animals might go on living as they have always done.  But what...Continue Reading!

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Azriel Dancer–The Soundtrack

said on December 22nd, 2016 filed under: Uncategorized

My old goombah Brian Conroy compiled and recorded this clever soundtrack to accompany Azriel Dancer.  Each song references a specific passage in the book or captures a particular sentiment. Azriel Dancer The Soundtrack Sympathy for the Devil—The Rolling Stones Walk on the Wild Side—Lou Reed Talkin’ World War III Blues—Bob Dylan My Sweet Lord—George Harrison Popsicle Toes—Michael Franks Old Friends—Simon and Garfunkel Got My Mojo Working—Muddy Waters Don’t Worry, Be Happy—Bobby McFerrin Mr. Bojangles—David Bromberg Hare Krishna—Chitra Singh and Jagit Singh Whipping...Continue Reading!

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Soundtrack for Azriel Dancer–Song 2

said on December 11th, 2016 filed under: Soundtrack, Whimsy

Soundtrack for Azriel Dancer Beautifully compiled by Brian Conroy in November 2016 Song 1  Take a Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed Page 32 of Azriel Dancer (first edition) Tone deaf as the boulder at her feet, Simone tried to sing:  And the colored girls go Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo.  This is a fan tribute video, not "official."  If you who know about Andy Warhol and his milieu, you'll find this version fascinating. https://youtu.be/RsVLIiI8Vfo And if you want the lyrics,...Continue Reading!

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Soundtrack for Azriel Dancer–Song 1

said on December 6th, 2016 filed under: Soundtrack, Whimsy

Soundtrack for Azriel Dancer Beautifully compiled by Brian Conroy in November 2016 Song 1  Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones Page 32 of Azriel Dancer (first edition) Murder concluded, Kali, from inside the killer’s mind, whispered, “Please allow me to introduce myself (a favorite Rolling Stone lyric he had been dying to use), I’m a man of wealth and taste.”  This is an early version of the song, back when Jagger was so very young, raw, and honest.  It’s worth putting up with...Continue Reading!

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There I Had It. There I lost it.

said on October 31st, 2016 filed under: Uncategorized

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There I had it.  There I lost it. Mama sent her ever-so-forgetful son to the store to buy some soap. “Don’t you ferget what yer sposed to fetch.” “No, mama.” “What is it?” “I forgot.” “Soap!” “Yessum.” “Soap, soap, soap.  Say it.” “Soap, soap, soap.” “Keep sayin’ it, and git straight to the store.” “Soap, soap soap,” and off he went. By and by, he came to a loblolly (that’s Tarheel talk for a mud puddle).  Not paying attention, he stepped in the mud, his feet slid out from under him, and...Continue Reading!

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How does a Professional eBook Campaign Affect Sales for a New Release on Amazon?

said on October 14th, 2016 filed under: Nuts and Bolts, Point of the Pencil

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Climbing the learning curve of self-published book launching, I spent many days in the trail-side camp of Derek Murphy, a mad (as in crazy) genius in the art of marketing books on the internet.  Check him out at creativindie.com.  In one rant about “gaming” Amazon.com (ranting is his usual method of teaching), Murphy recommended an email campaigner named Mike Balmaceda.  I got in touch with Balmaceda and purchased his $400 mid-range product. My first novel, Azriel Dancer, launched on Saturday, October...Continue Reading!

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Azriel Dancer hits the Market at Amazon.com

said on October 1st, 2016 filed under: Overview

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My novel, Azriel Dancer, launched this morning on Amazon.com.  It’s the first edition, on the first day, of my first novel, the first of four books in the series Daughter’s of the Kali Yuga.  You can order Azriel Dancer as a Kindle Ebook for $2.99 or as a Paperback for $12.99.   Here’s what customers who read the Advanced Reader Copy are saying about the book: WOWEE! Hugely Entertaining! Damn Good Book—Best Read of the Year! It’s the End of the World As We Know It,...Continue Reading!

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Street Team in the NYC Subway

said on September 23rd, 2016 filed under: Azriel's Angels

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In 1978 I lead a street team of San Jose State University drama students to New York City to promote guest performances of Wonderland Won at Theatre for the New City on the lower east side.  There were a half dozen of us on the team, I don’t remember exactly who, but I know Art Ward was there, and Brian Conroy as well.  Maybe Linda Rugg.  There was nothing for it but to stay at the Chelsea Hotel.  The moment...Continue Reading!

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