Category Archives: Personal Appearances

Ten Most Important Ways to Market Your Ebooks

  On March 12, 2016, I gave an informal presentation before the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland. My topic was “Ten Most Important Ways to Market Your Ebooks.” A YouTube video of my … Continue reading

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So, You Want to Write a Thriller…

  What, exactly, makes a story a “thriller”? What are its essential elements? Is there a formula to building a suspenseful page-turner? How can you craft characters compelling enough to carry an ongoing thriller series? Drawing examples from my own … Continue reading

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How I Write Fiction — A Talk

In this videotaped talk, recorded on April 16, 2015 at the Grasonville, Maryland, Senior Center, I discussed the art and craft of storytelling with a local audience of avid readers and budding writers. I addressed such questions as: * Why … Continue reading

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Radio Interview, Tuesday March 24

(Edited and updated) I was the interview guest on Writestream Radio’s “Writestream Tuesday” on Tuesday, March 24, at 2:05 pm Eastern. This is an internet-based broadcast, part of BlogTalkRadio. Host Daria Anne and I talked about my lengthy background as … Continue reading

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Want Some Free Stuff from Me?

  Like, maybe an Amazon gift card? A free Kindle? Signed/inscribed copies of my books? Soon, I’m going to be running some contests for people who sign up for “Bullet Points” — my free, occasional e-newsletter that I send exclusively … Continue reading

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My Upcoming Workshops on Writing and Marketing Books

I want to give you a heads’ up on my upcoming public workshop presentations about writing and marketing books. * On Saturday February 28, I’ll be giving a workshop on thriller writing at the annual Bay To Ocean Writers Conference, … Continue reading

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Maryland Newspapers Feature BAD DEEDS

  Two Maryland newspapers — the Kent Island Bay Times and its sister publication, the Star Democrat of Easton, Maryland — ran a feature article about my fiction-writing career and the release of BAD DEEDS. Penned by staff writer Jack … Continue reading

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Upcoming Appearances in Virginia

  I’ll be at the Massanutten Resort in McGaheysville, Virginia, for a couple of author events during the week of July 27, 2014. On Monday afternoon, July 28, I’ll be signing my books for resort guests at the resort’s weekly … Continue reading

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Does Your Book Club or Library Need a Speaker?

  Your friendly neighborhood Vigilante Author has signed up with the online “Book Club Reading List,” which publicizes books and provides speakers for book clubs. Here is my interview with them — which includes information that you probably never knew … Continue reading

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Nice Publicity for BAD DEEDS

  I am pleased to report that BAD DEEDS is beginning to get some attention. A June 15 feature by Theresa Winslow about summer “beach reading” in The Capital, the Annapolis newspaper, features your friendly Vigilante Author, including a photo … Continue reading

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