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Getting Physical With Books

Getting Physical With Books

I’ve been a huge proponent of digital publishing down through the years. In fact, I take great delight at watching other pundits holding forth on discoveries they’ve made, which are identical to things I was saying five years ago. These would be things concerning the pricing of books, the rise in popularity of series fiction [...]

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Mysterious Ways: Chapter Six

Mysterious Ways: Chapter Six

In this chapter I get to describe a few of the circumstances that caused Connor Moran’s writing career to crater. I’ve never heard of all of them happening to a single book, but I have heard of all of them happening to a book. Publishing can be a very tricky game, and this part was [...]

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Mysterious Ways: Chapter Five

Mysterious Ways: Chapter Five

  There are three things hidden in this chapter which have greater meaning. In theology, that would have something to do with Gnosis, which goes to the Gnostic Christian Cults, and that concept would drive T3 nuts. The first is Connor’s driving a Cougar Coupe. At the time I wrote the novel, I’d just bought [...]

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Mysterious Ways: Chapter Four

Mysterious Ways: Chapter Four

In the first draft of this novel, Chapter Four was considerably different. Merlin Bloodstone did not appear in it at all. My agent, Howard Morhaim, pointed out that the book read more like a Connor Moran novel than a Merlin Bloodstone book. I did a quick breakdown of chapters where Bloodstone appeared, and then compared [...]

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Mysterious Ways: Chapter Three

Mysterious Ways: Chapter Three

In Phoenix, there is actually a religious television station at the location described. I used to live just up the street from it. I’ve never been inside, but back when I had a TV, I would watch from time to time. They used to run Bob Larson’s old TV show back when I was working [...]

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Mysterious Ways: Chapter Two

Mysterious Ways: Chapter Two

Here’s the second chapter of Mysterious Ways, my Merlin Bloodstone novel. Though it was written a dozen years ago, and rewritten and modernized last year, it amazed me at how much remained unchanged. Technology references required the the most updating. Human behavior, not really that much at all. Our toys get faster and smarter, but [...]

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Mysterious Ways Chapter One

Mysterious Ways Chapter One

I finally managed to do it: I have published Mysterious Ways. Mysterious Ways is a mystery novel with a few occult elements that I wrote back in 2000-2001—though I thoroughly updated it for this edition. Back at that time I wanted to try my hand at writing mysteries. My agent and I liked it, but no [...]

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