Posts tagged The Black Elf of Seaward Isle

Cover Reveal: “The Black Elf of Seaward Isle”

I’ve just updated the cover to my first book, “The Black Elf of Seaward Isle,” the first book of the series, “The Seaward Isle Saga.” When Alex is four, the King of Agana attacks her father, Count Dumwalt, in order to learn how to use a wizard in battle.  Alex escapes with the help of two soldiers, Hamlin and Tyrone, […]

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“How I Sold 30,000 Books on Amazon” Book Review

The author provides a step-by-step analysis of his success selling ebooks on Amazon.  He began with a good book, which he pitched to over a hundred agents without success.  Then, he decided to self-publish it and used KDP Amazon to market his book.  He gave away over a hundred thousand books, but sold over 30,000.  […]

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Holiday Greetings

This will be my last blog of the year.  I’ll start up again on January 6, 2014. I can hardly believe that this year is over.  I started the year spending three weeks in February in New Zealand on a “Lord of the Rings”/ “Hobbit” tour of the film sites (hosted by Red Carpet Tours).  […]

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Backstory: The Saga Begins

I’m going to start a new series of blogs each Wednesday that I call, “Backstory.”  It will give you some background details on how I wrote my novels, so maybe it will help yours.  There’s no magic formula–you have to come up with your own style.  This is mine. Several years ago, I developed a […]

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“Raising a Son–With Men on the Fringes” by Robyn Marks

“Models for Writers: Short Essays for Composition” by Alfred Rosa and Paul Eschholz, University of Vermont, was obviously written for classroom purposes and I have the ninth edition published in 2007.  I’m not sure what level it was for, surely it was way after I was in school, but I found the essays to be […]

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Going Uphill–Both Ways

I recently decided to up my exercise program.  In the past, I went swimming 3 to 4 times a week and on occasion, walk for 30 minutes around the neighborhood.   I would always look behind my complex at the street going up the hill and shook my head.  Too hard, I thought.  Then, I decided […]

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A Fantasy Like No Other–Part Two

When I decided to make Seaward Isle an island lost in time and space, I still had to know where it was.  It was an island from the Elf World called Eledon, but I didn’t know where Eledon was either.  It took me over a dozen manuscripts to figure it out so don’t expect an […]

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A Fantasy Like No Other

The Seaward Isle Saga began as a fanbook of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.  The movies were captivating and I have all three in long and extended versions.  One day, my sister said that she identified with the Hobbits because she was short.  I, too, am short, but I identified with the Elves.  From […]

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TANGLED OMENS by Joni Parker

What would you do if your omen tied you to the fate of a dangerous pirate spy?  Alex, a young female soldier, has an opportunity to find out.  As she investigates another pirate leader, she’s drawn to the fortunetellers, the Witches of Winden, for answers.  After she receives her puzzling omen, a man bullies his […]

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Thank you for participating in the free giveaway weekend.  It was a huge success!  My book, “The Black Elf of Seaward Isle,” made it up to #16 in the category of epic fiction.  For those of you who took advantage of the free offer, I only ask that you read it and spread the word […]

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