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Sunday, August 13, 2017

A termination clause and new launches

cj Sez: In the did-you-know department:

There are only two English words that use all the vowels in the correct order.  Do you know what they are?   (Answer at the bottom of this post.)

Important publishing contract information available at Writers in the Storm blog:  

What to Look for in “Out of Print” Termination Clauses
By Guest Blogger  Susan Spann

The “out of print” clause is often one of an author’s only ways to terminate a publishing contract unilaterally (a legal term that means “one-sided”—and, in this case, means the author’s right to terminate without the publisher’s consent).

 Out of print clauses are not relevant to self-publishing, and should never appear in self-publishing terms of use.

Susan Spann is a California transactional attorney whose practice focuses on publishing law and business, and is also the author of the Hiro Hattori (Shinobi) mysteries, featuring ninja detective Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo. 

Watch for these great, new reads . . .  

Day of the Dark - There’s a total solar eclipse doing a cross-wise thing across North America on August 21…observe it with the proper solar sunglasses to save your eyesight, please…  but the anthology from Kaye George for which you may only need reading glasses, is available now.  (P.S. The next total solar eclipse to cross North America won’t happen until April 8, 2024, so don’t wait to order.)

Novel blurb: “A recipe for disaster: take one total solar eclipse, add two dozen spine-chilling mysteries, and shake the reader until the world ends in Day of the Dark!” 

Available from Westside Press at
And from Amazon at

•   Trouble in Dixie (Familiar Legacy Book 2) Kindle Edition
by Rebecca Barrett  (Author)

Novel blurb:  OLD MONEY AND FRESH MURDER -- Trouble, a savvy black cat with a penchant for sleuthing, has landed in the cream of Savannah society. So has a murderer and art thief. 

This is book 2 in a new series written by multiple authors who follow the antics of super-sleuth Trouble as he lands in first one crime scene then another. Of course, the humans help a little. These romantic mysteries are fun and light hearted and just perfect for a beach read or a rainy day.

E-book launch date August 14, available from Amazon at:

(A reader of an advance review copy has already given this novel a 5-Star review.)

•   California Bound - For a chance to win a prize, mark your calendar to stop by the CALIFORNIA BOUND Launch Party on Aug 16, 8-9:30 PM at   Prizes include Amazon Cards, jewelry, and books.

Novel blurb: Lawmen won’t … The Cavalry can’t … 2 Civil War veterans wade the Rio Bravo to find a stolen girl!  In a Union POW camp, Jeb & Zach dreamed of California Gold, but the road West leads Jeb to his sis's home in Texas.

Jeb & Zach are God-fearing, hard-working, honest Southern boys--if you don’t count stealing Gen. Sherman’s horse

Available from Amazon at


And just because I love the rendition of this Allison Krauss song on YouTube:

"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."  - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

ANSWER to did-you-know

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

Read on for a brief word from my sponsors: NOW ON AMAZON: Amazing, super-duper deals for your summer romance reading.  A Crimson Romance bundle of novels about athletes and the sports they love, Bodies in Motion, includes my novel, Choosing Carter.  10 wonderful reads for 99 cents on Amazon  Plus More Than Friends and California Kisses romance bundles are still available also at 99-cents.

My “Bad Day at Round Rock” short story is in The Posse anthology @  (8 short Western stories, still at 99 cents)

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  1. Thanks for the cyber ink! And for the contract info.

    1. cj Sez: My pleasure. Thanks for stopping by. I hope the anthology is a best-seller.


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