July 4th, 2013

book cover humor

My tweets

  • Wed, 21:33: After seeing the query letter, synopsis and chapters, Harlequin Special Edition asked for the manuscript of my novel, Coming Attractions!
  • Wed, 21:57: My TV interview on Indiana’s News Center is (for now) rescheduled for the six p.m. news tomorrow, Independence Day.
  • Thu, 03:41: The price of gas here rose 20 cents today because of the turmoil in Egypt. We don't get any oil from Egypt. Just sayin'.
  • Thu, 04:59: Independence Day – Hot Men Who Dressed Funny: http://t.co/CRjP6IV3ZX “This is why riots usually begin in the summer, people.”
  • Thu, 07:04: Authors For Oklahoma ~ Book Bundles 7-9 http://t.co/m8uwRUyRlu via @wordpressdotcom
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Independence Day: Hot Men Who Dressed Funny

           We have a holiday coming up that many refer to as the Fourth of July, also known as Fireworks and Cookout Day. Its proper name is Independence Day, in that it’s the anniversary of the day thirteen of England’s New World colonies declared they wanted to be their own separate countries. (Canada opted out.)
           Then, as soon as they became separate countries, they un-separated and became the United States.
           Only about a third of the population really wanted to be independent; another third kinda liked being part of the most powerful empire in the world, and the last third just didn’t care one way or another, as long as they were left alone. In other words, people haven’t changed much from then to now.
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Storm Chaser Shorts

Storm Chaser Shorts Nominated

My short story collection, Storm Chaser Shorts, has been nominated for best short story collection in the 2013 Festival of Words virtual book fair. All it needs is … you to vote for it! Voting requires registration, but it’s pretty easy – and you can ignore the ad material that comes at the end, even though at first glance it seems to be part of the registration process. Here’s the link to the short story choices:


There’s a line near the top of the page that allows you to register, log in, and see the other choices in the contest. And if you haven’t had a chance to check out my collection, take a peak here: