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September 27, 2015

Does Writing Suck? A Favorite TED Author Reflects on the Elusive Pleasures of the Writing Life

I’ve had more than a few interactions like this: Carl: So, what do you do? Me: Well, I like to say I’m a writer, but- Carl: Oh man, I hate writing. I don’t know how you do it. Writing is the worst. Me: Ha, yeah, I know, I’m […]
September 20, 2015

How Not to Get Your Indie Book Inside Barnes & Noble
An indie author tries to get his work on the shelves of the nation’s largest retailer. (In the interest of revenge...)

“Absolutely not!” Those were among the first words of encouragement I heard as I embarked on my quest to have my indie book carried in a major retailer’s store. They were uttered by a Barnes & Noble customer service rep who, after saying I must go through their […]
March 4, 2014

Man of Action

John H. Cunningham Strikes Adventure Gold by Writing What He Knows Second Chance Gold is the fourth release in John H. Cunningham’s mercilessly entertaining and seriously fun Buck Reilly series. Cunningham, a commercial real estate broker by day, could fool (and frustrate) us all by claiming that his […]