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David Henry Sterry

David Henry Sterry is an author, performer, educator, activist, and a man who hasn’t worn matching socks in 20 years. David is the author of 11 books, the first of which was published in 2001. Prior to becoming an author, David was a professional actor and screenwriter.

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published (aka: Putting Your Passion into Print) (Workman, 2005). Based on the Stanford Workshop created by himself and his wife, former agent and author, Arielle Eckstut.
“Before you write your own book, read this one first. Arielle Eckstut and David Sterry understand the process of publishing. Their advice will help you envision and frame your work so that publishers will be more likely to perceive its value.” –Jona

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Christine Hi David, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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David Henry thanx, whatchew up to?

Christine Hi David, stopped by to see what's new with you. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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David Henry Jan wrote: "Enjoyed your Huffington Post blog post on the relative happiness of the poor and the rich."

thank you ever so much. I appreciate that. Are you a writer yourself?

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Jan Enjoyed your Huffington Post blog post on the relative happiness of the poor and the rich.

David Henry thanx!

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R.J. Thanks, David. You've written a LOT of books. I need to get busy reading them. LOL.
My best, R.J. Archer

Shadonna Thanks for the request. Have a great week!

David Henry thanks!

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Rita Thanks so much for befriending and congratulations on your incredible writing career!
All best wishes from Rome,

Christine Hi from down under David. Stopped by to see what’s new with you.
Please take a look at SFA.

Blessings CJ

David Henry thank you ever so much. I really appreciate that.and congratulations on your new publication. That's fantastic.

message 20: by Blair (last edited Jan 11, 2009 10:10AM)

Blair Thanks, David, for the friend request!

"Putting Your Passion into Print" has been a wonderful companion on my own journey to publication--thanks!


Accordion Dreams: A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music (University Press of Mississippi, 2009) just released!

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Roger Cottrell Hi David.
Always good to meet another writer.
Thanks for the friendship on Goodreads.

Brigid ✩ Hi David. Thanks for adding me. Nice to meet you. :)

SassyMama Hey, David...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...CONGRATS on your writings...best of luck to you in the future...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...hope you had a joyous and safe holiday...Happy Reading & Writing :-)

message 16: by Liz

Liz Hey David,
Thanx for adding me,
Liz :)

message 15: by Beth

Beth Hi David,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author!
- Beth

message 14: by Bobbie

Bobbie Hi. I love your comment about never wearing matching socks. This is exactly why I had to write "The Sock Fairy." Everyone deserves to know where the missing socks have gone!
Best fairy wishes,
Bobbie Hinman

message 13: by Karey

Karey Thanks for the add, David!

message 12: by Lee

Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, David!

My new romantic suspense, The Twist is a Bookstrand #1 Bestseller! A story of mind-bending control and unnerving metamorphosis, The Twist unravels the tale of a hotshot consultant as he struggles to foil a plot to steal $12 million and to rescue the feisty, female scientist who has stolen his heart.



Lee Silver
"Romance With a Twist"
THE TWIST, BookStrand #1 Bestseller

Massimiliano Mauriello Many thanks for the add, David !


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Pamela Thanks David for the add! Have a blessed week.


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Ed Thanks for the friend add, David. All best for your books. Have a great week.

Ed Lynskey

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Aine MacAodha Hello David, thanks for stopping by and its good to meet you,

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Ilyn Ross Hello David,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: “Happy & Brainy Group” and “To the Glory of Man”.

Have a wonderful week. Best regards.

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi David and thanks for the add. You have some very impressive book titles! I'd love for you to visit my web site, jeanniebarber.com. I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. I’m co-authoring a novel with a friend of over 30 years. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too! There’s also a link to our book you can click on…clairkelley@synthasite.com. This site is brand new and in the editing stage as is our story. Please visit it as well.

Rodney Hello,
OK, I will read this book. I will send you an email later today, it's been a while!

Benjamin Hey, I'm on

Pascal Hi friend,
Long time no hear

message 2: by Jim

Jim Fourniadis Hey kiddo, thanks for the invite.

Bradley I hope you are having a good day. =)

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