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Nonfiction Authors, This Master Course is for You

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When I retired after twenty years of teaching critical thinking, I decided to write my book of happiness advice and inspiration. I had already successfully published two language arts series for major publishers, and curriculum material, guides, and articles for a variety of publications. I also had my fill of clashing with traditional publishers over control of my book in exchange for meager royalties, so this time I decided to self-publish. It was 2007. It only took me a few days of research to get overwhelmed when I realized all the work … [Continue reading…]

Indie Authors Have More to Love at the Library: Transformation

"If librarians were honest, they would say, No one spends time here without being changed."Joseph Mills Public libraries have always been more than just keepers of knowledge and havens from the … [Continue reading…]

Celebrate Black Poetry Day Your Own Way

  On October 17th we celebrated Black Poetry Day in honor of Jupiter Hammon, who is believed to be the first African American to publish poetry in the United States. He was born into slavery … [Continue reading…]

Join the Annual 50,000-Word Race for the Novel: NaNoWriMo

Every year as trick-or-treaters trail home on Halloween to tally their loot, writers around the world flex their fingers in readiness for National Novel Writing Month, better known as Nanowrimo, that … [Continue reading…]

Join Local Authors on Indie Author Day at a Library Near You

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Whether you are an indie author or an avid reader, I hope you will be participating in Indie Author Day on October 8th in one of the over 300 participating public libraries in the USA. This day is … [Continue reading…]