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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Another new re-release...

 cj Sez: Another new re-release with new edits, new info, new cover, and new genre:
Launches April 30, 2021


DEATH ON THE YAMPA is a fast-read suspense/thriller.

"A woman and the man she loves are rafting the Yampa River through the delicious scenery of Dinosaur National Monument when they encounter a sleeper terrorist cell. She must confront terrorism that never seemed as horrible as it does when the face she sees is that of her brother—and she fears someone she loves could die."

   The eBook is scheduled to launch April 30. Available now for the pre-order price of 99 cents. https://books2read.com/u/m0KWa0  

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THE DAWGSTAR launched April 15.

   "Protagonist Mirabel Campbell spots a mysterious point of light in the night sky that puts her in the crosshairs of a madman. Mirabel and her CIA ex-husband reconnect in the midst of an action-packed suspense/thriller where a sociopath’s money can hire an assassin, turn friends into traitors, and threaten the world with a bioweapon."

   The Dawgstar is available at these fine sites: https://books2read.com/u/bojq91

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Writerly quotes: 

From Elmore Leonard:  “If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative.”      

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Something personal: 

This is one of my feral cat visitors. 

She's got one white hair, neon-yellow eyes, and is full-grown but as small as a half-grown kitten. I call her “Girlfriend” because after I trapped and had her spayed, she shamelessly flirts with all the tomcats that show up. She’s a sweetie who's become my in/out house kitty and will occasionally hop up on my tummy for a quick, purring push/pull.

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   That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same. 

cj

P.S.  TO ORDER my autographed books or any book of your choice on-line and support an indie bookstore, contact The Haunted Bookshop here: https://www.thehauntedbookshopmobile.com/contact-us

 The store has re-opened to limited hours, so if you’re in the Mobile area, you can stop and shop, too.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

A fresh look, ready for fresh eyes, and a giveaway!

cj Sez:  Fresh cover, fresh edits, new info, new ISBN, new name, and ready for fresh eyes: THE DAWGSTAR 


The novel formerly known as Deadly Star, launches April 15, 2021. Find out where to order your copy here:  https://books2read.com/cjpettersonauthorBooks

   Place your pre-order, send a copy of the receipt to me    ( cjpetterson at gmail dot com ) and I’ll put your name in the running for one of three prizes! Pre-order price of 99 cents goes up on launch day, April 15, 2021.

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   An invitation to apply for a grant from Sisters in Crime: The Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award. Submissions Open March 15 - May 15

   “The Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award is an annual grant of $2,000 for an emerging writer of color.

   'This grant is intended to support the recipient in crime fiction writing and career development activities. The grantee may choose to use the grant for activities that include workshops, seminars, conferences, and retreats, online courses, and research activities required for completion of the work.

   "An unpublished writer is preferred, however publication of several pieces of short fiction and/or up to two self-published or traditionally published books will not disqualify an applicant.”

cj Sez: To find out more visit:  https://www.sistersincrime.org/page/EleanorTaylorBland

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   Do you know the difference between ellipsis and ellipses? From Fiction University comes this post on How to Use an Ellipsis in Writing (Without Overusing It)  

   “Sometimes informally referred to as “those three dots,” Merriam-Webster officially defines ellipses as “marks or a mark (such as … ) indicating an omission (as of words) or a pause.”

   "In Latin and Greek, “ellipsis” means to fall short or leave out — an omission. At its core, that’s exactly how it’s used in grammar, to indicate words have been omitted or left out.” 

Read the entire post here:

https://thewritelife.com/how-to-use-ellipsis/?utm_content=bufferb01e2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR0xXTAoLTqTeK-v5XEgl4EsyoGFhSbQXccSqm_oBYlPVTS_CGeK2wMLvrI 

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Writerly quotes: 
   cj Sez: Love this . . . 

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   That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same.

cj

P.S.  TO ORDER my autographed books or any book of your choice on-line from an indie bookstore, contact The Haunted Bookshop here: https://www.thehauntedbookshopmobile.com/contact-us

   The store has re-opened to limited hours, so if you’re in the Mobile area, you can stop and shop, too.
 
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