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L.J. McLean

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Two things about L.J. McLean: he’s a writer, and he loves technology.

For writing being his escape from reality, he attended one creative writing class in Yucaipa, CA in 2007. First to break his grade school English grudges and research paper phobias, then create the building blocks to his debut post-apocalyptic novel, Mana Pool. He became a lead fiction editor for The Chaffey Review (Vol. 1 and 2), wrote several short stories in and out of NaNoWriMo, and contributed to a few writing-centric websites.

Technology has been his edge. He graduated with honors for his Bachelors in Information Systems in Cybersecurity, specializing in small business network administration, tech support, security and network consultation, etc.

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You might have read the title weird, but no, it’s true. Since last week, I dropped my ebook prices across all book sellers to $0.99. No sale specials. It will stay that way. So yeah, both are a dollar!


This is my way of saying, “If I haveto be a better self-publisher, without forgetting to improve my writing, I must build my marketing skills.” I lacked the insight to craft marketing material, a...

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The Martian can take that "diamond in the rough" saying and shove it. This book is a gem. The first sentence is a massive hook. An astronaut stranded on Mars after being thought dead in a scrubbed mission, must MacGyver his way to survive the harsh p ...more
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