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Tony Bertauski

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He grew up in the Midwest where the land is flat and the corn is tall. The winters are bleak and cold. He hated winters.

He always wanted to write. But writing was hard. And he wasn’t very disciplined. The cold had nothing to do with that, but it didn’t help. That changed in grad school.

After several attempts at a proposal, his major advisor was losing money on red ink and advised him to figure it out. Somehow, he did.

After grad school, he and his wife and two very little children moved to the South in Charleston, South Carolina where the winters are spring and the summers are a sauna (cliche but dead on accurate). That’s when he started teaching and writing articles for tr
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THE ASHES OF FOREVERLAND

This is a YA science fiction series. This, I think, will be more challenging than my earlier works since I'm planning to merge the Foreverland series with the Halfskin series. The characters from both series will clash in book 7 (at the least characters that survive). I'm in the first couple of weeks and the plot threads are many, but a few of the characters have already sunk their teeth in me.

I'm also keeping a journal as I develop this story. It will follow my writing process, how I come up with ideas, the title, the characters and how I refine them. If all goes well, I'll publish it for free.

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Tony Bertauski Eugenia wrote: "Dear Tony,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I have loved both the Foreverland books and believe that the concepts and writing are both signs of an author with true talent.
Best..."


Hey, Genie. Just saw this message. Glad you enjoyed Foreverland! I think we talked on twitter just recently...I just started the third book, Ashes of Foreverland. Hope to have it out early next year!


message 36: by Tony

Tony Bertauski Any bloggers interested in promoting this event starting December 24? Book bundles for two months, all genres. Let me know, I'll set you up.

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Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Tony,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I have loved both the Foreverland books and believe that the concepts and writing are both signs of an author with true talent.
Best wishes for more books in the future of which I can't wait to read,
Genie

PS. Will there be a book after Foreverland is Dead?


message 34: by Tony

Tony Bertauski Foreverland is Dead (book #2) has arrived on Kindle and Nook.

Oh, mama.

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message 33: by Tony

Tony Bertauski Halfskin, the novel... is launched.

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message 32: by Tony

Tony Bertauski Black Friday is coming. Why wait?

0.99. Through next week.

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Tony Bertauski CYBER WEEK COMING!
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Tony Bertauski 'Tis the season to let the Claus: Legend of the Fat Man out...

FREE this weekend.

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message 29: by Tony

Tony Bertauski HALFSKIN, a novel. Rough draft done.

Biomites are artificial stem cells that can replace any cell in your body. No more kidney failure, no severed spines or blood disease. No cancer. Pharmaceuticals become obsolete. With each dose of biomites, we become stronger, we become smarter and prettier.

We become better.

At what point are we no longer human?


message 28: by Tony

Tony Bertauski Looking to boost reviews. Anyone interested in reading Claus: Legend of the Fat Man send me a request at tbert204@yahoo.com. I got your ebook.


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Tony Bertauski The Annihilation of Foreverland

FREE THIS WEEKEND!!!


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Tony Bertauski Promotion. I'm ready. Promotion. I'm ready.

The Annihilation of Foreverland


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Tony Bertauski Versim, great sci-fi... FREE today! What's to lose?

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Kat Tony wrote: "Katrina (Kindred Dreamheart) wrote: "That new cover looks awesome. If it's being printed I would love to send a copy to my little brother. That will make him read a book!"

I'm submitting the paper..."


Whoohoo thanks for the update.


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Tony Bertauski Drayton (The Taker) is free the next 3 days. Save some cash.

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message 22: by Tony

Tony Bertauski Just published Claus: Legend of the Fat Man. Anyone interested in reviewing and I'll send a free ebook. I'd like to boost Amazon reviews before fall.


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Tony Bertauski Day #1 of free promo. The results have been... staggering. After getting picked up by the major free promo sites (thank you POI and ENT and others), The Annihilation of Foreverland has momentum. By this morning, it has "sold"... 10,000 copies!

#11 in the top 100 (free)
#1 in high tech (free)
#1 in YA sci-fi (free)

Oh, baby.

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message 20: by Tony

Tony Bertauski Fans of The Annihilation of Foreverland, it's free this weekend... WOO-HOO! I LOVE FREE!!!

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message 19: by Tony

Tony Bertauski Katrina (Kindred Dreamheart) wrote: "That new cover looks awesome. If it's being printed I would love to send a copy to my little brother. That will make him read a book!"

After some formatting issues, the print version of The Annihilation of Foreverland is now available!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Annihilatio...


message 18: by Tony

Tony Bertauski Katrina (Kindred Dreamheart) wrote: "That new cover looks awesome. If it's being printed I would love to send a copy to my little brother. That will make him read a book!"

I'm submitting the paper cover now, I'll let you know when it's ready. What a difference a cover makes!


message 17: by Kat

Kat That new cover looks awesome. If it's being printed I would love to send a copy to my little brother. That will make him read a book!


message 16: by Tony

Tony Bertauski Traci wrote: "Just saw the updated Foreverland cover--it looks great!!"

I just uploaded it and love it! Had a graphic designer help out and that made all the difference. Thanks for taking notice!


message 15: by Traci

Traci Just saw the updated Foreverland cover--it looks great!!


Savannah Tony, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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Peter Cawdron Love your "about." Fiction is art.


Nataliya Thanks for the friendvite, Tony.


message 11: by Paul

Paul Wonning Good to hook up here. Happy reading


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Airicka Phoenix Thank you for the like on my review! :)


Taznim hi Tony,
thanks for the add!!!


Kathryn Hi Tony!! Thanks for the friendvite! I want to invite you to visit my blog that I do with two of my book loving friends. Look forward to discussing books with ya!
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Tony Bertauski VampireNovelFan wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite, Tony

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Happy to do it!


VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite, Tony

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Tony Bertauski Sarah wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! =)"

Thanks for accepting!


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Sarah Thanks for the friend request! =)


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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


message 2: by Tony

Tony Bertauski I read A Dirty Job from a recommendation and I've never laughed that long and hard at a novel as that one. He's a fan of profanity and I sort of like that, although I don't have the courage to write like he does. I never caught on with his other novels, for whatever reason.


Catherine When I'm done with Prophecy Of The Sisters, I'm going to start A Dirty Job!!!! I'm excited. I've heard so many good things about it.


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