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May 2, 2016

Draft 2 Digital logoContinuing my series on formatting, and using an aggregator. To catch up, here are links to the first 3 posts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3. Today it’s Draft2Digital

Draft2Digital is relatively new, and one of the big pluses for them is their customer service. You can call them and talk to a real person. They want Word docs, and their conversion software does a great job. They also let you “own” the epub version of the book, so if you want to send out a review copy, you have rights to the file. If yo...

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May 1, 2016

Want In Deep Trouble in your inbox on May 10th? You can pre-order it now and it’ll be waiting in your e-reader. If you prefer print, you can find it at CreateSpace or Amazon right now. For pre-order links, click on the picture.

In Deep Trouble by Terry OdellAnother snippet for you:

Bryce clucked his tongue, and Shadow took off at an easy lope. “You’re thinking you’ll get some lunch too, aren’t you? Maybe you can greet the new kid.”

Twenty minutes later, Bryce rested a foot on the lower fence rail of the paddock and whist...

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April 30, 2016

Want In Deep Trouble in your inbox on May 10th? You can pre-order it now and it’ll be waiting in your e-reader. If you prefer print, you can find it at CreateSpace or Amazon right now. For pre-order links, click on the picture.

In Deep Trouble by Terry OdellHere’s a snippet:

Cecily climbed behind the wheel, feeling none of the excitement she’d been carrying since she’d found out she had the first candidate for her program. She knew it wouldn’t be easy, but she’d hoped Grady would have shown a little enthusiasm. Or gratitu...

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April 29, 2016

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Jason’s back from a trip to Joshua Tree and here are some of his pictures.

Joshua Tree, photo courtesy of Jason Odell

Joshua Tree, photo courtesy of Jason Odell

Joshua Tree, photo courtesy of Jason Odell

Joshua Tree, photo courtesy of Jason Odell

Joshua Tree, photo courtesy of Jason Odell

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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April 28, 2016

smashwords logoI’m continuing with some formatting basics and tips. If you missed my other posts, Part 1 on general formatting is here, and Part 2, about formatting for Kindle is here.

Before I go further, you have a choice to make. Do you want to publish directly to the Ebook stores you’ve chosen, or use an aggregator such as Smashwords and/or Draft2Digital? There’s no rule that says it’s all or none. For example, because iBooks requires submissions come from a Mac, and I have a PC, I use Draft2Digital to...

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April 27, 2016

Hubster made this on his night to cook.

Lime Broiled Catfish

Lime Broiled Catfish

Ingredients:
1T butter
2 T lime juice
t salt
t pepper
t garlic powder
2 catfish fillets (about 6 oz each)
Optional garnishes: lime slices, chopped parsley

Instructions:
Melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in lime juice, S&P and garlic powder. Remove from heat.
Place fillets in a shallow baking pan. Brush generously with lime-butter sauces. Broil for 5-8 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
Serve with pan juices and any remaini...

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April 26, 2016

Tina Whittle Today I welcome Tina Whittle to Terry’s Place. Tina is the author of the Tai Randolph/Trey Seaver mystery series from Poisoned Pen Press.

Plotter or Pantser?
Definitely a Pantser. I’ve tried to be a Plotter, I really have, but I am not temperamentally suited for it.

What’s your biggest distraction when you should be writing?
Research. In any given book, I’ll be researching SWAT cop protocols, proper Ferrari driving technique, ballistics, Confederate underwear, Civil War history, and Atlanta t...

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April 25, 2016

kindleI’m continuing my posts about book formatting. If you missed Part 1, it’s here. And, I’m talking about how my process, which includes using Word to create my master file.I have Office 2007, so that’s what I know. I don’t use any other program, so I can’t fairly address how they work.

You’ve created a file specific to each channel you’re using. What happens with that file? As I mentioned in my previous post, most of the channels will convert a word doc to their own format. Today, I’ll start wi...

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April 22, 2016

My yoga instructor, Leah Wilson, took a trip to Thailand and was gracious enough to share some of her pictures. Enjoy!

Chedis at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand

Chedis at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand

 Ornate Buddhas at Wat Pho

Ornate Buddhas at Wat Pho

Limestone cliff, Khao Sok National Park

Limestone cliff, Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park

Yoga sala at Jungle Yoga

View from the yoga sala at Jungle Yoga

Caverns at Khao Sok National Park

Caverns at Khao Sok National Park

Rice paddies in Bali

Rice paddies in Bali

Sacred monkey forest in Bali

Sacred monkey forest in Bali

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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