• 18 Months of Indie Publishing

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    About eighteen months ago, my writing career pivoted: I decided to commit to self-publishing my work. I’ve not talked about it much because I’ve been so busy being an author and publisher, but I’m going to take time to reflect on the experience and look toward the future. WHY INDIE PUBLISH? There are many reasons why I ...

  • Wisdom: Oldest Bird in World to Hatch New Chick

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    Photo by Greg Joder, USFWS. https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwspacific/15853842138/in/photostream/. On December 10, 1956, ornithologist Chandler Robbins banded about 20 Laysan albatrosses on Midway Atoll. Today, one of those is considered the oldest known wild birds in the world. Presumed to be at least five years old, the minimum breeding age, Wisdom is now over 63 years old. ...

  • Japanese Audience: Your Books Travel the World

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    When you sit in your home office and write, do you think about reaching kids around the world? Neither do I. Yet, I've been privileged to be published in eight languages: Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and English. My books have been read by children and adults across the globe. That's an amazing thing. I just learned ...

  • Endangered Species Day: Book Trailer

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    Today, May 16th is Endangered Species Day. It's a day to remember the dangers to our environment if we can't help endangered species survive. Here's a not-so-serious look at my latest book trailer. It's a spoof of DirectTV ads. If you can't see this video, click here. The ABAYOMI eBook is on sale for $0.99 until May ...

  • START YOUR NOVEL: A Fiction Notes book

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    My latest Fiction Notes book is now available! Six Winning Steps Toward a Compelling Opening Line, Scene and Chapter You want to write a novel, but you don’t know where to start. You have a great idea and—well, that’s all. This book explains the writing process of starting a novel in six winning steps. CHAPTERS Starting the Journey Why ...