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Old 12-26-2016, 10:36 AM   #61
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I released this book today:



Many thanks to Amethyst and others who helped by "beta reading" it.

It will be 99 cents for about a week.

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Democracy's Thief: An Eric Beckman Paranormal Thriller

Private Investigator Eric Beckman hates politics. He doesn’t even watch the news—it’s just sensationalized stories crafted to sell commercials. Why should he care?

But that changes when a friend is shot in the head during a politically motivated break-in. Eric starts digging, and using his paranormal mind-reading skills, he soon discovers that Wilson Kingman, the presidential candidate behind the burglary, has some supernatural skills of his own. With one sweep of his mesmerizing gaze, he's able to secure the fanatical devotion of the thousands who attend his rallies--including the very people investigating him.

Worse, Kingman’s true motivations have nothing to do with leading the free world. With the clock ticking down toward election day, Beckman must overcome his aversion to politics and stop the wrong man from being elected. If he fails, millions will die.

Democracy's Thief is a standalone book which may be enjoyed without reading any of the other books in the series.

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What I did in retirement :)

I wrote a children's book just as a fun thing to do, and it's taken on a life of it's own. The book follows a dachshund along as she moves from foster care to her "forever" home, and comes with a parent and clinician guide for parents or therapists who are working with kids who may be facing a change in their family, adoption, step family, blended family, etc.
The intention is to use Roxie, the dog, as a character to allow kids to explore and discuss their feelings about their family changes in a fun non threatening manner.

To my shock, the book has won 18 awards, including the Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year for 2017.


I have decided to make it a series. The next book will be "Roxie the Doxie, the New Dog at School", where Roxie faces school anxiety, test anxiety, navigates how to make friends and other things kids face at school.
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I wrote a children's book just as a fun thing to do, and it's taken on a life of it's own. The book follows a dachshund along as she moves from foster care to her "forever" home, and comes with a parent and clinician guide for parents or therapists who are working with kids who may be facing a change in their family, adoption, step family, blended family, etc.
The intention is to use Roxie, the dog, as a character to allow kids to explore and discuss their feelings about their family changes in a fun non threatening manner.

To my shock, the book has won 18 awards, including the Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year for 2017.


I have decided to make it a series. The next book will be "Roxie the Doxie, the New Dog at School", where Roxie faces school anxiety, test anxiety, navigates how to make friends and other things kids face at school.
Wow, what a great achievement! Congratulations on being an award winning published author!
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I have decided to make it a series.
Congrats on the success of your first book. One topic for your series could be a kid dealing with his/her mother's promiscuity after her divorce (succession of boyfriends, etc.) Librarians in more socially conservative parts of the country may not be eager to stock this book. 😕
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Congrats on the success of your first book. One topic for your series could be a kid dealing with his/her mother's promiscuity after her divorce (succession of boyfriends, etc.) Librarians in more socially conservative parts of the country may not be eager to stock this book. 😕
That is a strange choice of topic, I think. No less relevant would be dealing with a fatherís promiscuity before the divorce.
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I wrote a children's book just as a fun thing to do, and it's taken on a life of it's own. The book follows a dachshund along as she moves from foster care to her "forever" home, and comes with a parent and clinician guide for parents or therapists who are working with kids who may be facing a change in their family, adoption, step family, blended family, etc.
The intention is to use Roxie, the dog, as a character to allow kids to explore and discuss their feelings about their family changes in a fun non threatening manner.

To my shock, the book has won 18 awards, including the Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year for 2017.

I have decided to make it a series. The next book will be "Roxie the Doxie, the New Dog at School", where Roxie faces school anxiety, test anxiety, navigates how to make friends and other things kids face at school.
Congratulations, Irishgal. That is an amazing achievement. Hope the follow-on books are just as creative, and just as successful.
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That is a strange choice of topic, I think. No less relevant would be dealing with a fatherís promiscuity before the divorce.
My mother claims that she 'ruined' her kids by her behavior after her divorce. I disagree. In any case, it would be interesting to read what the OP can do with the topic. Your proposal has merit, too. 😎
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Folks, this thread is for people to share their creative achievements. The "let's debate and be critical" is in the other sub-forums.
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Wow, what a great achievement! Congratulations on being an award winning published author!
Thank you!
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Congratulations, Irishgal. That is an amazing achievement. Hope the follow-on books are just as creative, and just as successful.
Thank you very much.
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Congrats, Irishgal! and to Roxie! You two make a great team.
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Wow! What a fabulous achievement. I was reading the description on Amazon. 5 stars across the boards from 17 reviewers is pretty tough to do. Btw, you need to get the page updated, as they are only showing 11 awards. Congratulations.
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Wow! What a fabulous achievement. I was reading the description on Amazon. 5 stars across the boards from 17 reviewers is pretty tough to do. Btw, you need to get the page updated, as they are only showing 11 awards. Congratulations.
Ack thanks for noticing that! I will get it updated.
I wish all the people who purchased would review, but then again when I buy things on Amazon I rarely do.
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Congrats, Irishgal! and to Roxie! You two make a great team.
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Ack thanks for noticing that! I will get it updated.
I wish all the people who purchased would review, but then again when I buy things on Amazon I rarely do.

That's why the 5 stars is a great accomplishment. I usually only review when I'm annoyed.
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Irishgal, that's great. I also like the subject of the next book Our youngest just started kindergarten and I'm pretty sure they read a book where a dog goes to school and deals with some of those same anxiety/adjustment issues. And just this morning I returned another book to the library that involved a dog going to school for the first time and how he got ready.
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Published my Last Book?

I just self-published my Christmas book:



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I'm trying to decide if I'm done writing or not. I looked forward to Oct 15 (when I sent it off to the proofreader) as one might look forward to the last day of work.

I enjoyed writing it, but my motivation took a big hit when Democracy's Thief didn't sell well.

OTOH, I've got an idea for the next book and have even started plotting it. I guess I'll just see how I feel. It's nice not to need the money. Perhaps I'll just make all of my books free, as I did with Yesterday's Thief.
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