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Tips and Tricks: Audiobooks

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The rise in popularity of audiobooks is a great thing. Books we love are now more accessible to a wider audience. As someone who often prefers listening to reading, I’ve relied on my phone to read to me. Obviously this does not provide the nuances of having a live human do it and is less than idea.

Fortunately, many of my favorite authors offer audiobooks, and my library has a wide selection. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always include my favorite smaller-press and indie authors, as fewer have audio available.

This got me...

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The After School Special

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If you are like me and grew up in the 1970s, 80s, and early 90s in the US, you probably remember the ABC After School Specials. If not, or if for some reason you were entirely unaware of this phenomenon (which spread to multiple other networks), here’s what Wikipedia says:

The American Broadcasting Company coined the term after school special in 1972 with a series of made-for-television movies, usually...

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April New Release: The Things That Come by Dan Ackerman

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If you’re looking for a great read about things that go bump in the night, check out our latest release!

Brand new from Dan Ackerman is The Things That Come:

David never wanted to hurt anyone, but he didn’t ever think he’d ever be made to choose between his own mutilation or someone else’s life. With a threat like that hanging over his head, he returns to his hometown and reconnects with the one person who might believe that the things...

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The Dreaded Sex Scene

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This picture of LEGO stormtroopers holding hands amused me.

This may come as a complete shock (or possibly not), but I dislike writing sex scenes. Surprising, maybe, because a fair number (okay, all) of my novels have at least a few.

My method of writing them looks like opening Scrivener, adding a blank scene, and squinting at it for an eternity before closing it and deciding to try again another day. Take two is usually a few vague sentences about who puts what parts where. By version three, I’ve added enough detail to qualify...

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March New Release: What Happened When I Stopped Watching TV by Alec West

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Our second new release this month is What Happened When I Stopped Watching TV by Alec West. This is a terrific collection of poetic and literary short stories. You’ll want to bring an open mind and heart to reading them, but you may find you’re a changed person afterward.

What Happened When I Stopped Watching TV

The sun is too far away to burn an airplane.

But it looks so close.

Thats because...

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