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Sunday, September 10, 2023

Copyright infringement, et al.

 cj Sez: I came across an article on the risks associated with copyright infringement in the digital age. With the proliferation of Facebook sharing, I think it’s worth reiterating this news to my readers.

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  Sharing copyrighted content without permission invites consequences that can have major effects on your bank account. Attorney Christopher Heer is an intellectual property lawyer and his article on “How to Avoid Copyright Infringement” is one that all artists should read…and as authors, we are among that group.

  I’m hopeful that sharing the URL address to this article falls under the “exceptions to exclusive rights” section which includes “research … instruction … review … and news reporting.”  (PS: If you have questions about what is or is not a copyright infringement, please check with your attorney.)

  From Lee Ann Ward, USA Today Best-Selling author and founder of Writing Away Refuge:

… Registration is now open for our last virtual pitch retreat of 2023! Our next Writing Away Refuge Virtual Pitch Retreat over Zoom is happening September 23-24th. You can pitch up to 5 literary agents one-on-one over Zoom. We offer workshops, practice pitches, prize giveaways, and then the real thing, pitching your manuscript to agents. Don’t miss our last virtual pitch retreat for the year. 

  And, as a BONUS, members of this group can register for the full retreat at the 2-year member price of $75 (choose that payment option when you register). Only 50 spots available and we expect them to fill. See you there!


  Tomorrow, the world remembers the tragedies of 9/11/2001.


  This year, the Jewish New Year begins at sundown on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023 (the eve of Tishrei 1) and concludes after nightfall on Sunday, Sept 17 (Tishrei 2). For all those celebrating this special holiday, I wish you . . .


  Writers, if you want to schedule a post on Lyrical Pens for a blog tour (new book? Refreshing an older book?), drop me a note. (PG13 work, please.)


  Okay, that’s it for today. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same. Raising prayers for a happy and safe you!


  “In this fourth installment of the Mobile Writers Guild anthology series, our members celebrate the season of witches, jack-o-lanterns, black cats, spiders and ghosts that is Halloween. As always in our Pieces series, we have an eclectic selection of stories, poems, and one play that explores the chills, thrills, and giggles that fill the streets as well as our ghoulish little hearts every October.” 

  My paranormal short story, “Once in a Blue Moon,” is included.

  Only $1.99 on Kindle. The paperback is out of print...However! I happen to have four paperback copies if you’ve a mind to hold that book in your hands. First come, first served and sale priced at $7.50 plus mailing. Just drop me a note:

  My novels THE DAWGSTAR and DEATH ON THE YAMPA, still priced at $2.99, are fast-paced, thriller/suspense stories with sassy banter and a smidgen of sweet romance. (Perfect diversions for a quick weekend getaway.)

  Available on Amazon or through your favorite eTailer and bookstore. Got a library card? You can read the ebooks free from Hoopla.

  Little note: The Haunted Book Shop has a few signed copies of my books in stock. TO ORDER, contact:  

  If the Book Shop happens to be sold out, I have a small stash. Angela Trigg, the awesome owner and a RITA Award-winning author in her own right (writing as Angela Quarles) will be happy to ship you any book(s) by any author of your choice.

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  1. As always, cj, helpful and informative newsletter. Keep on keeping on.

    1. cj Sez: Thanks, Rebecca, for stopping by . . . and especially for the compliment.


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