Guest Post on A Word with Traci – Excerpt from My Next Book

Originally posted on Fiction Favorites:

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Traci Sanders is hosting the It’s Reining Men Tour for the month of March. I am lucky to be the kick-off guest and have had a great time. Today I have posted an excerpt from my next book titled His Revenge for release in May. (At least that was the last word). Traci has a beautiful site and well worth a visit. http://awordwithtraci.com/guest-author-john-howell-3

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Author and mother of three, Traci Sanders has been composing poetry, songs, and children’s stories since the young age of ten. In 2003, she opened her home to young children in her community offering “beyond the basics” teachings. In 2008, she was recognized by the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency as Family Childcare Provider of the Year and was featured in two local newspapers.

In 2010, she furthered her education by earning her Child Development Associates degree and was a recipient of the FIRST (First Incentive for…

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Mark Your Calendars: Mystic Author Signing Event #authorevent #books @HeaBookToursPR

Originally posted on Princess of the Light: Books, Writing and Inspiring Others:

 

The MYSTIC AUTHOR SIGNING EVENT “MASE” will take place in Mystic, Connecticut the weekend of June 12 – June 14, 2015.

 

The author signing event will be held on JUNE 13th!

 

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Some of the confirmed authors are:

DON’T MISS OUT! Grab your tickets today!!

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Tour organized by: HEA Book Tours PR, & More

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Author Rumors, Stigmas, and Stereotypes

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As I lay here resting and nursing whatever this malady is, I have been answering comments and thinking.  One thing my mind wandered off to was the various stereotypes about authors.  We drink, we’re eccentric, we’re sensitive, we’re aloof, etc.  Then my mind wandered to humor and that April 1st is a month away.  I’m not a prankster though, so I have to make people laugh differently.

This is going to be simple.  List an author stereotype in the comments and I’ll use it to make a fun, cheeky post on April 1st.  Honestly, the two have very little to do with each other, but that’s the first open day I have on my schedule.

So, what strange things have you heard people say about authors?

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…. my friend, Author, Shawn Griffith has some intriguing thoughts on ‘character’… enjoy…

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A very interesting post on having character.

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:

…here’s an interesting blog piece from my friend, Author, Shawn Griffith, that has set my wee grey cells thinking, Lads and Lassies of Blog Land… I’m sure it will have some of yer own  twirling as well… enjoy…

From Shawn Griffith
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#GotCharacter? Has society given up on character?
First I want to say, “Thank you Seumas!” Thank for the opportunity to share with your wonderful readers and to give a fellow blogger a hand up. You sir are a gentleman of character in many connotations of that term.
“Men of character are the conscience of the society to which they belong.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
There have been numerous books and studies done about our culture moving from character based one to that of personality based. What does this mean? Simply that it is now perceived to be more important to be liked than to have good character. I feel…

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The Robinson Bundle: Pearseus’ Map and Character Lists

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:

I got the idea of this bundle through my friend C. E. Robinson. After very kindly buying my epic fantasy series, Pearseus, she told me that she printed out the map and character list, to help her while reading.

This gave me the idea of presenting that information in the form of a post and a download link, to allow readers to more easily do so. In her honor, I call it the Robinson bundle.

The bundle contains the following documents:

  • The character lists of the three books. As these change among books, and to avoid any spoilers, they come in three separate PDFs. This makes it easier to print out the one you want.
  • As a special nod to my lovely cousin and beta-reader, Elpida, a timeline with the events up to Vigil (the things I’ll do for Tex-Mex).
  • The map below in high resolution (1200×860). You can also save the image…

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Guest Post at Traci Sanders Place

Originally posted on Fiction Favorites:

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I am also posting today on A Word with Traci the blog of author Traci Sanders. I put up a short story that was published in the Paper Book Collective titled The World Darkly and thought Traci’s readers would like it. I didn’t think I could do an adequate job of trying to explain Frank, Billy, and Ms. Sutter but still wanted a story day.

Jump over and read the story. You will also find a very nice place to visit frequently.

Here is the link and Traci’s bio. She is quite a person.

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Author and mother of three, Traci Sanders has been composing poetry, songs, and children’s stories since the young age of ten. In 2003, she opened her home to young children in her community offering “beyond the basics” teachings. In 2008, she was recognized by the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency as Family Childcare Provider…

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Dying Man, 24, Leaves an Awesome Message That Everyone Should Read:

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:

funeral tieSoon I Will be Gone Forever, but That’s Okay as Long as Someone Reads This.

I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral (above) a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s perfect for the occasion.

The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least a tenuous hope for a long life, but I realized that the most important thing about death is to ensure that you leave this world a little better than it was before you existed with your contributions . The way I’ve lived my life so far, my existence or more precisely the loss of it, will not matter because I have lived without doing anything impactful.

Before, there were so many things that occupied my mind. When I learned…

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