Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sell Your Books the Old-Fashioned Way

Many years ago, an old man and equally old horse were plowing a field in south Alabama, when a dusty sedan, with Department of Agriculture lettered on the side pulled to a stop just ahead of them.  A young man … Continue reading

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My Old Man

When I run I usually listen to music—playlists that I compile. The playlists are loaded on my iPod and all of them have more songs than I can hear on my longest runs. My thinking is I’ll hear different songs … Continue reading

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What John Grisham Forgot?

Last December, driving home from a day-job photo sale, I tuned my XM radio to the Book Channel to hear a panel interview with authors David Baldacci, John Grisham, and Jodi Picoult. The objective of the organizers of the program … Continue reading

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DeSoto Printing on Writing

That’s Cynthia Turner and her brother, Terry Parker.  In 1980, they opened a printing business in a building they rented, in downtown Fort Payne, Alabama.  In 1985, I moved to nearby Mentone, Alabama.  I needed a printer and, after a … Continue reading

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Flashbacks for Writers

There are two kinds of flashbacks.  There’s the one you think of when you hear the word.  You know what I mean – the war vet flipping out and doing crazy things, sometimes deadly things.  When I first heard of … Continue reading

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“Don’t tell me. I know who you are!”

From 1979 through 1982, I was the General Manager and Operating Partner of Walker Chrysler Dodge, in Laurel, Mississippi.  If you read that fast and forget about the dates, it does sound rather impressive.  However, if you read it slowly … Continue reading

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Are You Happy?

Are you happy is an irrelevant question because if you don’t understand the nature of happiness, unhappiness, joy, and sorrow, it doesn’t matter whether you are happy or unhappy at this moment, because your state of happiness is going to … Continue reading

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Taildraggers

  Airplanes fly because of the curvature of the wing(s). Air traveling over the top of the wing goes further than air passing under the wing. The more extreme the curve the greater the lift. The plane in the photo … Continue reading

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Vietnam – PTSD – Lacy J. Dalton

It’s not easy when the demons get loose – the ones you’ve kept locked away in the dark recesses of your mind.  For me it happened big time during the first few hours of Desert Storm.  I didn’t know what … Continue reading

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2 Ways To Sell Your Book

There are as many ways to sell books as there are authors. Here are two great ones that I’ve discovered. To appreciate the first way – watch the video – The first way to sell your book is to hire … Continue reading

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