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Russ Colchamiro

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RUSS COLCHAMIRO is the author of the rollicking space adventure, Crossline, the zany sci-fi backpacking series Finders Keepers, Genius de Milo, and Astropalooza, editor of the sci-fi mystery anthology, Love, Murder & Mayhem, and contributing author for his newest project, Murder in Montague Falls, a noir novella collection, all with Crazy 8 Press.

Russ has contributed to several other anthologies including Tales of the Crimson Keep, Pangaea, They Keep Killing Glenn, Altered States of the Union, Thrilling Adventure Yarns, Brave New Girls vols. 3&4, Camelot 13, TV Gods 2, and Footprints in the Stars.

He is now finalizing the first in an ongoing SFF mystery series featuring his hard-boiled private eye Angela Hardwicke and has several other SFF,
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Russ Colchamiro Being a writer isn't just what I do, but who I am. I love the writing process itself. Clacking the keys, doing revisions ... letting these crazy ideas…moreBeing a writer isn't just what I do, but who I am. I love the writing process itself. Clacking the keys, doing revisions ... letting these crazy ideas flow from the ether and out through my fingertips. Maybe I'm an addict, I'm not really sure, but at my most basic level I'm happiest when I'm writing and grumpiest when I'm not! Writing isn't so much a choice for me, as a calling. I simply have to do it. Aside from being with my children, nothing energizes me as much as when I'm writing.(less)
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A: Write because you love it, write for yourself, and write every day. And if you can make money at it … all the better.

On a more technical level, work with beta readers and editors who will give you actionable feedback that helps you improve the story you’re working on — and your craft — in very specific ways.

If you’re getting feedback like, “oh, I like that” or “eh, I didn’t get it,” then they’re not really helping you.

Be highly selective, choosing people who will tell you what you actually need to hear, not what you want to hear. And keep your world of trusted ‘advisors’ on the small side. Feedback from too many people will distract and confuse you.

Ultimately … only you can decide what having “success” means to you. There’s lots of disappointment and rejection in being an author, so having a healthy sense of self-worth and realistic expectations will go a long way towards keeping your sanity.

Remember that once you’ve finished your novel and, if it’s published, you are no longer in ‘author’ mode, but in ‘retailer’ mode. You’re trying to sell your books, and that’s an entirely different skill set and experience than writing.

That’s why it’s important to try to manage your expectations and define how you define success.

Being an author is a lot of work, so try to have as much as you can along the way.
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Description: Caught in the netherworld between college and a career, novice backpacker Jason Medley and adventuresome Theo Barnes stumble through this novel filled with European hash bars and hangovers, religious zealots and stalkers, saucy girls and overnight trains--all under the looming specter of adult responsibility. But when a jar of the universe's DNA accidentally drops to Earth from Eternity, these new friends find their loyalties put to the test, unaware that a motley crew from another realm is feverishly chasing them across the globe with the fate of the Milky Way hanging in the balance. Traversing Europe, New Zealand, and the backbone of Eternity, this hilarious buddy story not only tackles friendship, sex, love, and desire, but also God, reincarnation, and what really happened to the dinosaurs.
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Russ Colchamiro Thanks, Lucinda

Congrats on winning Crossline! It's in the mail today, so you should have it in a week or so.

Hope you enjoy it.

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Russ


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L Dear Russ,
Thank you for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. I am delighted to have won a copy of your novel Crossline and i really look forward to reading and discovering your work.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


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Jenna thanks for friending Russ!

-jenna
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VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite, Russ!

VNF
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Harlequin Books Hello Russ, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

Kim S, Harlequin Books ambassador


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Russ Colchamiro I'm glad to hear it! You can buy Finders Keepers from me directly, or through Amazon.com. (although you'd have to pay shipping overseas).

Alternately, the e-book is available anywhere, for all formats.


Maurizio (matemati) Hi, thanks for the friends request.
Your book really intrigues me, hope I can find it soon.


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Russ Colchamiro Sure thing!

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Nina Thank you for the friend request :)


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