This debut book by T. Daniel Mason explores the coming of age of a young surfer from Florida as he journeys into the Vietnam War. From high school track star to US Army basic training, Ron Tucker is on the mission of his young life. At only eighteen, he has to trade in his surfboard … Continue reading Alive and Wired! Getting Wired is Now Available!
If You Want to Survive, You Have to Get Wired
Thought I share this again for anyone who may have missed this amazing book!
As a teenage boy in the Sunshine State in the 1960s, Ron Tucker was living the good life. An avid surfer who excelled at all high school sports, including girls, Ron spent his days and nights living a young man’s dream. But when he signed up for the draft in 1971, as expected, his life took a wide turn into the unknown future of a young soldier during the war in Vietnam.
From his senior year in high school, his relationship with his high school sweetheart to graduation day, basic training, and beyond, Ron sees the reality of adulthood coming at him at the speed of a giant wave. However, growing up proves to be the hardest wave to ride. It’s unpredictable and filled with all types of characters and experiences that prove there’s much more than just a lot of fish in the sea.
This story follows Ron…
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Getting Wired – Coming in THREE DAYS!
Another of my passions is editing books for other authors. I particularly enjoyed working on this book for this first-time author. It's an amazing story of a young man on a dangerous and life-changing journey from the beaches of Florida at only 18 years of age to the War in Vietnam. This is book one … Continue reading Getting Wired – Coming in THREE DAYS!
GETTING WIRED | Coming in THREE DAYS!
Another of my passions is editing books for other authors. I particularly enjoyed working on this book for this first-time author. It's an amazing story of a young man on a dangerous and life-changing journey from the beaches of Florida at only 18 years of age to the War in Vietnam. This is book one … Continue reading GETTING WIRED | Coming in THREE DAYS!
Broken Shutters Update and Distribution News
Big news! Soon Broken Shutters in eBook format will be available on almost every book platform and in every country available! Other formats coming soon! Update on my Amazon FREE Kindle promotion I offered Broken Shutters for FREE on Kindle for five days. I enlisted both Book Butterfly and The Fussy Librarian to assist me … Continue reading Broken Shutters Update and Distribution News
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Adventure, Danger, and Being a Crazy GenX Kid
Sending this out there again. I think it was bad timing last night.
Ever since I was a child, I have loved to travel.
I was the perfect travel kid. Even when I went places with just me and my parents, I could always find things to do to keep myself busy. Of course, being a Gen X kid, I had no fear and would wander off wherever we were and do my own thing. I was given a wristwatch and told to meet my parents at a specific time to head back to the hotel. I was about 12 or 13 when that started.
I remember being in Wildwood, NJ, with a pocket full of tickets for rides and a few bucks. I’d spend an entire evening riding the same rollercoaster repeatedly because I enjoyed sitting in that rickety old car on that old wooden coaster all alone, watching the lights of the boardwalk and hearing the sounds rising from the boards…
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Writing Romance: Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Crafting Relationships – by Bella Rose Pope…
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on The Write Life:
I’ll be the first to admit that there’s a serious problem with romantic relationships in literature nowadays.
And worse, this issue seems to be overlooked by the large majority of writers — until it’s too late, that is.
The problem: The unrealistic and unhealthy portrayal of romantic relationships.
There. I said it. And now people can take notice because yes, there is a serious lack of realism when it comes to the romantic relationships in books.
Authors are writing relationships that are meant to be exciting and intense, but their execution of those couples can be flawed in sometimes very harmful, although unintentional ways.
There’s nothing wrong with writing romance. In fact, adding a romantic relationship to your book can help you write a good story. The dynamic of love can:
- Up the stakes
- Make readers more emotionally invested in the characters
- Create contrast…
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4 New Agents Seeking Commercial, Speculative Fiction, LGBTQ, Women’s Fiction, YA, Nonfiction, Memoir and more – by Erica Verrillo…
Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog
on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
Here are four new agents actively seeking clients. New agents are a boon to writers. They are actively building their lists, and will go the extra mile for their clients.
Monica Rodriguez is looking for Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children’s, Commercial, Family Saga, Fantasy, General, Graphic Novel, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ, Literary, Middle Grade, Mystery, New Adult, Picture Books, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult; Non-Fiction: Cookbooks, Humor, Journalism, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Travel.
Cheyenne Faircloth is most interested in manuscripts from underrepresented communities, i.e. queer, BIPOC, AAPI, neurodivergent, and disabled voices. Her interests include YA, Southern Gothic, folkloric elements, gothic romances, fantasy stories with political elements, non-western mythology, sports romances in conversation with institutional issues/sexism/gender, and creatures from myth told through a queer allegorical lens.
Geula Geurts is interested in literary fiction, creative non-fiction, lyric essays, memoirs and poetry.
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I’m Actually Blushing Right Now
So…this happened lol I was approached for an interview for this copywriter magazine and accepted. I wasn’t sure if they’d use mine but they did. I’m …I’m Actually Blushing Right Now
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