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First Shipment of In the Black

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It took IngramSpark two (2) days to get me my first batch of books — Excellent service.

ITB150929 - First In the Black Shipment

Also, it took less than two weeks for the paperback to show up on Amazon and Barnes & Noble:

In the Black at Amazon

In the Black at Barnes & Noble

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September 29, 2015 at 5:12 pm

In the Black Cover for Print

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Released for print today:

ITB150911b - In the Black 5.25x8.00 Cover-page001

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September 14, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Night of the Living Dead (Author)

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I guess dead men do tell tales: An email from iBooks this weekend announced that the latest book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn (R.I.P. 2013) will be released October 6, 2015. Here’s the cover:

Vince Flynn The Survivor - Complete Cover

Is traditional publishing really dying…or just busy turning bookstores into masoleums?

Facebook

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Simply the fact that less than 1 in 5 “friends” get to see what is posted — and it might be as bad as 1 in 10 — makes me think that there are better ways to spend my time:

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2015/why-facebook-cannot-help-you-sell-books/

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September 3, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Crossroads Discography: Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen from the Album Born to Run

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Cleveland, 1977 — Grappling with a foreign policy crisis, the U.S. government identifies and targets a hapless rock-and-roller as a Russian spy in a classic case of mistaken identity for an innocent, ordinary, ‘Wrong Man’ hero . . . . or is he?  Unlike any novel you have ever read, this one has a soundtrack. After all, a story whose characters are musicians should have . . . . well . . . . music. Right?
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XR02 - Born to Run II“Jungleland”, by Bruce Springsteen; Laurel Canyon Music Ltd. (ASCAP); from the album Born to Run; Recorded by Bruce Springsteen; released on the Columbia recording label, August 25, 1975

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July 9, 2015 at 5:15 pm

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Crossroads Discography: Won’t Get Fooled Again by The Who from the Album Who’s Next

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Cleveland, 1977 — Grappling with a foreign policy crisis, the U.S. government identifies and targets a hapless rock-and-roller as a Russian spy in a classic case of mistaken identity for an innocent, ordinary, ‘Wrong Man’ hero . . . . or is he?  Unlike any novel you have ever read, this one has a soundtrack. After all, a story whose characters are musicians should have . . . . well . . . . music. Right?
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XR01 - Who's Next“Won’t Get Fooled Again” by Pete Townshend; Towser Tunes, Inc. (BMI); from the album Who’s Next, recorded by The Who, released on the MCA recording label, August 14, 1971

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June 25, 2015 at 11:44 am

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Crossroads Discography: A Day in the Life by the Beatles from the Album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Cleveland, 1977 — Grappling with a foreign policy crisis, the U.S. government identifies and targets a hapless rock-and-roller as a Russian spy in a classic case of mistaken identity for an innocent, ordinary, ‘Wrong Man’ hero . . . . or is he?  Unlike any novel you have ever read, this one has a soundtrack. After all, a story whose characters are musicians should have . . . . well . . . . music. Right?
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XR01 - Sgt Peppers“A Day in the Life” by John Lennon & Paul McCartney; Northern Songs Ltd. (BMI); from the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, recorded by The Beatles, released on the Capital recording label, June 1…

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June 19, 2015 at 2:33 pm

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Lodging

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MTB150601 - Lodging Cover - 180x288

Lodging — bending of the stalk of a plant (stalk lodging) or the entire plant (root lodging).

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“Grandma… Grandma! Can she even hear me?”

“She comes and goes. Some days are better than others.”

“What is she looking at out there?”

“I don’t know.”

“Grandma!”

Of course, I could hear them. But sometimes it is easier to pretend not to. How do you tell your family — your children and your children’s children that their lives are — or maybe, were unintended. That they might never have been.

I don’t know if “unintended” is the right word. Accidental? Like getting shot with a ricocheted bullet.

I loved Bill. I did. Captain Billy — the pilot of my soul. We had a good life and we were happy. But, he wasn’t the one. He was the one who came back, but he wasn’t the one.

A…

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June 15, 2015 at 3:47 pm

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Crossroads Discography: Crossroads by Cream from the Album Wheels of Fire

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Cleveland, 1977 — Grappling with a foreign policy crisis, the U.S. government identifies and targets a hapless rock-and-roller as a Russian spy in a classic case of mistaken identity for an innocent, ordinary, ‘Wrong Man’ hero . . . . or is he?  Unlike any novel you have ever read, this one has a soundtrack. After all, a story whose characters are musicians should have . . . . well . . . . music. Right?
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XR00 - Wheels of Fire“Crossroads” (Live) by Robert Johnson; Noma (BMI); from the album Wheels of Fire recorded by Cream, released on the Atco recording label, August 9, 1968

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June 11, 2015 at 5:03 pm

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Family Outing

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May 12, 2015 at 11:14 am

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