No, not Jane Austen's incredible classic. Rather, ME attempting "persuasion" upon you, the reading public.

Today's method of conning--HURRUMPH!--PERSUADING--you to read (read: BUY) my novel XIANNE: A COMEDY OF CULTURES: VOLUME ONE is a very subtle technique called, "Try Giving Them Some Chapter Titles, Stupid; Who Knows? It Might Work!"

There are 28 chapters in XIANNE, with such fascinatingly intriguing titles as:

Chapter 2: THE QUESTIONNAIRE

Chapter 8: THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE HILTON HOTEL

Chapter 10: SOPHIA LOREN...IN HOUSEBOAT....

Chapter 16: MANSFIELD PARK

Chapter 20: "OKLA-JAPA-PINA"

Chapter 22: BEHOLDING EXCALIBUR

Chapter 24: CATWOMAN

Chapter 26: "WASN'T JABBA THE HUTT NAKED?"

Now I realize that most of you have already abandoned this blog and are currently maxing-out your credit cards on Amazon; so, to the few who are still with me--having obviously already obtained a copy--I just want to say thank you for your support, but really, can you own too many copies of XIANNE? I think not! Get over on Amazon as quickly as you can!

Feel free, folks to question, harass, and otherwise interrogate me about anything that comes to mind--I might even give direct answers!

Tomorrow, I'll say something about Volume Two.
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Editing Services by Cynthia Shepp Why do you say the book is as autobiographical as you'll ever get? What parts are autobiographical? :)


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Jayce Grayson Cynthia wrote: "Why do you say the book is as autobiographical as you'll ever get? What parts are autobiographical? :)"

Like probably a lot of people, my life has been relatively unbelievable--at least to me. So much so that I feel it's appropriate that the closest thing I'll ever write to an autobiography is a science-fiction novel! :-) And since this is so, I will only say that my life certainly has not been all good, but it has never been boring....


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WHEN IS VOLUME 2 COMING OUT?!!!! :) I loved the chapter Beholding excalibur--luv me some Excalibur!!! Hahahaha!


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Mr. Grayson, I love Xianne and I can't wait for #2 to come out. Please hurry! Dr. Miles is an awesome lady and such a great character. She made the book for me.


Editing Services by Cynthia Shepp Jayce wrote: "Cynthia wrote: "Why do you say the book is as autobiographical as you'll ever get? What parts are autobiographical? :)"

Like probably a lot of people, my life has been relatively unbelievable--at ..."


I have a head full of inappropriate questions that I could ask but I won't lol. It's not my business. Personal life is personal but I have to say, my goodness you are getting even better at the "being mysterious" part lol :)


Editing Services by Cynthia Shepp Samantha wrote: "WHEN IS VOLUME 2 COMING OUT?!!!! :) I loved the chapter Beholding excalibur--luv me some Excalibur!!! Hahahaha!"

Smitty, you are BAD lol ;)


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