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Currently First in Non-fiction Preditors and Editors Poll

I’m thrilled.  “Waiting on the Outside” is currently in first place in the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll for non-fiction books.  It is running 5th for artwork book covers! The contest ends on January 14, 2016. Here is the voting … Continue reading

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Review of my book “Waiting on the Outside”

I sent my book to the Writers Digest contest for self published books this year and did not win, but did get a wonderful and thoughtful review from the judge. Judge, 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. I am … Continue reading

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Waiting on the Outside. 

I’m very excited to say my first book, “Waiting on the Outside ” is finally available on Amazon. The print version is available now and the Kindle version in a few days.  This is the true story of my son’s … Continue reading

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HOW TO USE YOUR CREATE SPACE INTERIOR PROOF

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BOOK COVER FOR “WAITING ON THE OUTSIDE”

There are over two million people incarcerated in the United States. What if your child was among them? What if your loved one made the wrong choices throughout their life and finally ended up in prison? What would you do? This book tells the story of my son and his journey to incarceration in a federal prison. It also tells of his gang affiliation with the Aryan Warriors and their influence in prisons across the country.
Most of his life, my son has had difficulties following the rules. For years, I tried everything I could to help him learn how to deal with his demons. Nothing worked. He could not seem to live a normal life without alcohol, drugs, and crime. The nights I spent lying awake, waiting for the phone to ring or to hear that he was injured, jailed, or dead cannot be counted. The days spent trying to find an answer spun out month after month and year after year, until my worst fears came true.
Every single person in a jail or prison has a loved one or family member who has been affected by their incarceration. This book gives a voice to all of the families out there, waiting on the outside.
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The Timeline

Things are heating up now that I am in the last days of reviewing my book, “Waiting on the Outside” with my editor, Christina Frey at Page Two Editing.  The one thing I see as more important than I previously thought is … Continue reading

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New Photo for Book Back Cover

I broke down and had a professional take my photo to use for the back cover of my book.  The book is still in editing and will be until sometime towards the end of March.  Arghhhhh.  It just takes time. … Continue reading

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Received the Edit of “Waiting on the Outside”

So…I received the edit from PageTwo Editing and it looks great.  Unfortunately, there is a lot of work for me to do now.  With Christmas just around the corner, I have not attended to duty as I should.  I am … Continue reading

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Edit on “Waiting on the OUtside” Finally Complete

Finally! The professional edit, by Christina Frey of Page Two Editing, on my book, “Waiting on the Outside”, is complete.  Now, all I have to do is review the edit and complete the revisions.  I just hope I have the time … Continue reading

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Top Tips to Market your Ebook Online – Making the Most of your Amazon Free Days

Among other useful tips, this link has a list of places where you can list your book for free.  Huh? Yes for free! Because, if you get readers to leave comments you will get other readers who will be willing to … Continue reading

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