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Billy Ray Chitwood

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- Graduate of Lycoming College (Williamsport, PA) - BA English

- Actor in film, stage, television

- Honorably and proudly served in the United States Navy

- Taught school (Advanced Writing)

- Worked in Sales and Marketing for major textbook publishers

- Owned and ran a business

- Author of 14 books, with one more in the oven

- Recently moved from The Sea of Cortez with wife, Julie Anne, and 'George' (a Bengal cat with some serious attitude). Now live in the bluegrass rolling hills of Kentucky.

-Writing is therapy for the soul.

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Billy Chitwood Chad B. wrote: "Billy Ray, thank you for the Goodreads friend connect.
Wishing the very best!

Chad"


Thanks, Chad, happy to be connected with you. Have a great weekend...


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Billy Chitwood Hope all are well and would like to wish everyone Happy Thanksgiving.

Hope you all can catch my posts.

My best wishes,

Billy Ray


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Beth Hi Billy Ray,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow Goodreads mystery author!


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Billy Chitwood Forgot to mention...signed up for twitter and trying to get the hang of it (www.twitter.com/brchitwood). Any tips?

My best,

Billy Ray


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Billy Chitwood Been doing a lot of writing --- eight of my books are now out and available on amazon.com in book and Kindle. Guess I've missed a lot in the past few months.

Can someone show me how to link my Goodreads to twitter? OR, is that a no no? Also, can someone show me how to do URLs, when to do them and how? It is shameful to admit but I'm lost in the digital world most of the time. I've tried to get all the 'straw' out of my hair...guess it's time to stop writing and just learn about the tech aspects of social networking. WHERE HAVE I BEEN?

HELP WANTED! (Free help, that is!)

Hope everyone is happily reading and enjoying life. The sun and surf are constant here on the Sea of Cortez. My best to all...

Billy Ray


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Thanks for the friendvite, Billy Ray. You'll get the hang of things on here. I learn something new all the time.


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Billy Chitwood A.C.,
'The Moods' ("The Wind Among The Reeds") is also a favorite among Yeats' lyrics---'Time' is an ending theme in my new book, "The Cracked Mirror."
Are you familiar with James Kavanaugh's "Will You Be My Friend?"
And, will you be my friend?
Billy Ray


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Billy Chitwood P.J.,
Thanks for the congrats on "The Cracked Mirror" and for your good advice. It's good to make a connection and good to have a friend.
Billy Ray


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Billy Chitwood P. J. wrote: "Congratulations on "The Cracked Mirror" and welcome to Goodreads. A word of advice: don’t enter your book into a Goodreads giveaway. The winners will not appreciate it and some will trash it for th..."

P.J.,
Thanks for your congrats on "The Cracked Mirror" and for your good advice. It's good to make a connection and good to have a friend.
Billy Ray


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P.J. Sullivan Congratulations on "The Cracked Mirror" and welcome to Goodreads. A word of advice: don’t enter your book into a Goodreads giveaway. The winners will not appreciate it and some will trash it for the stupidest of reasons. Don’t expose your book to abuse by rank amateurs, chosen at random, who have no idea how to write an objective book review. Most winners have no real interest in the books. Don’t waste your money. I appreciate and enjoy Goodreads, but will never again enter a giveaway.


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