Mark R Hunter
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Making a Living at Art, and Other Fantasies

            The good news is, thousands of writers report they’re making a pretty good living.Unfortunately, that’s a proverbial iceberg tip, being held up by several hundred thousand writers deep underwater. Have you ever tried breathing while being held underwater by thousands of writers?The median income for authors is less than the amount they spend on computer equipment, Starbucks membership cards, and books about how to write for a living.Now, I’m not telling you this so you’ll feel sorry…See More
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May 20
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Book Signing ... at a Garage Sale?

Surrealists riddle: What do you call a book signing that’s not a book signing? A yard sale. Told you it was surreal. No, seriously, it’s more a yard sale that I’ll have some books at: Both old and new books, and old books. I’m on a surrealist roll! My daughter’s having a yard sale at the same time as the Kendallville city-wide garage sale, May 21-23, at her place at 521 East Diamond Street (I’m told the people next door will be having one, too). The main attraction will, of course, be the yard…See More
May 17
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Three Hoodies Save My Book

Three Hoodies review The No-Campfire Girls. Or possibly the author of Three Hoodies Save the World reviews it … it gets confusing in the world of fiction writing.http://threehoodies.blogspot.com/2015/04/no-campfire-girls.htmlAll six Amazon reviews of the book can be found on—well, on Amazon.…See More
May 14
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Passing On Review

I know what you want: You want to know what other people have to think about Slightly Off the Mark: The Unpublished Columns. And who can blame you? What, you don’t want that? You want … brownies? Well, okay, go get a snack and then come back. Here’s a review by author DM Yates, who’s more than just a trophy wife:…See More
May 11
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Off the Mark, and On Video

My video show page is up at Scher Maihem Studios. Yeah, you heard that right! Listen to my March column, “A Good Day Having Written”, read by me (because we couldn’t afford James Earl Jones), with sound effects and animation by the same people who print me in the Kendallville Mall. I mean print my column, not dust me for prints … never mind. http://www.schermaihemstudios.com/slightly-off-the-mark.html Now, this is the…See More
May 8
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Dejunking feels good ... when it's finished. I assume.

So far I have a car full for recycling, several boxes for my daughter’s garage sale on May 21-23, and three large bags of trash—and I’ve only just started de-junking. On my schedule, this could take the rest of the year. But maybe I’ll sell some books at the garage sale … both the ones I wrote and the ones I read. On a not-unrelated note, I should probably research remedies for back pain.See More
May 5
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Apr 30
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Print books are in. With words, and everything!

The print run of Slightly Off the Mark: The Unpublished Columns is here, but we could run out quickly! (Not really, we’ll just order more.) You can get a signed copy on my website at http://www.markrhunter.com/ using PayPal, or do that whole credit card thing. Or, you can get a print copy on Amazon and pair it with the Kindle version at half price. Or, just shoot me a line and we’ll make arrangements. On that same website page, sign up for our mailing…See More
Apr 26
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Apr 22
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Trying to be more appealing for the Girl Scouts

Please spread the word about The No-Campfire Girls, and leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, your blog, wherever, if you’ve read the book. (If you haven’t read it, pass it along to yourself!) Just 99 cents on Kindle, with half the proceeds going to support Girl Scout Camp Latonka. http://www.amazon.com/No-Campfire-Girls-Mark-Hunter-ebook/dp/B00K3OS35C…See More
Apr 19
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Dropping Prices, Rising Donations

We’ve dropped the e-book price on The No-Campfire Girls from $1.50 to 99 cents, to celebrate the May 1st release of my humor book, Slightly Off the Mark! The print copy of our summer camp story remains $5.00, but if you’re hesitant to give us too much money, then hear this: One third of the proceeds from The No-Campfire Girls was going to support Camp Latonka, the Missouri Girl Scout facility Emily called home for many years. That is now increased: Half of all profits from the book will go to…See More
Apr 17
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Book Review: Shades of Gray (Amaranthine Book 1)

You can forgive Katelina if she thinks the murder of her boyfriend Patrick is the worst thing that could happen to her. Or she may have thought that, before she’s torn out of her life by the mysterious Jorick, and discovers her association with Patrick has made her hunted—by vampires.In “Shades of Gray (Amaranthine Book 1)”, Katelina is plunged into a nightmare, unable to contact friends or family, separated from home and work. Worse, her only protector is also a vampire, and he’s way more…See More
Apr 14
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Still more proof I'm Slightly off the Mark

We’re making some corrections to the “Slightly off the Mark” cover (by which I mean Emily is), but that’s okay—we want it to be as good as possible. “Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights” and “The No-Campfire Girls” both took three proofs before we had it right.That’ll for sure push the release date back to early May, but I can still look on it as a spring gift.…See More
Apr 11

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Favorite Book
The Wizard of Oz
About Me:
My novel, Storm Chaser, was released by Whiskey Creek Press in June, 2012. Next May I have a short story collection coming out, and I have a humor column, Slightly Off the Mark, published in three northeast Indiana newspapers.
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Mark R Hunter's Blog

Making a Living at Art, and Other Fantasies

            The good news is, thousands of writers report they’re making a pretty good living.

Unfortunately, that’s a proverbial iceberg tip, being held up by several hundred thousand writers deep underwater. Have you ever tried breathing while being held underwater by thousands of writers?

The median income for authors is less than the amount they spend on computer equipment, Starbucks membership cards, and books about how to write for a living.

Now, I’m not telling…

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Posted on May 26, 2015 at 4:00pm

To all our veterans





 I don't recall where I got this from, but kudos to the original author; it says it all:

 

"It is the

VETERAN,

not the preacher,

who has given us freedom of religion.



It is

the VETERAN,

not the reporter,

who has given us freedom of the press.



It is

the VETERAN,

not the poet,

who has given us freedom…

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Posted on May 25, 2015 at 2:30pm

But Nobody Bought The Yard

How many books we sold at my daughter’s yard sale depends on whether you mean the ones I wrote or the ones I read. Either way, I came back with a lighter load.

 

I’ve concluded that for most people yard sales aren’t worth the time and effort: It’s like putting all the work into setting up a small business, then shutting it down again after just three days. But in this case I got to hang out with my daughter and grandkids, so there was that.

Posted on May 24, 2015 at 4:00pm

Too Much of a Very Good Thing

Going through an attic and basement full of boxes for my daughter’s yard sale has revealed just how much of a book addict I am. In the end, I’m not sure what hurt worse: letting go of so many I’ve read, or realizing how many I haven’t read yet.…

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Posted on May 20, 2015 at 3:30pm

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At 4:33pm on July 3, 2014,
Author
Brenda Sorrels
said…

Thanks for the friendship Mark!  I am sooo slow here on Book Blogs, but I'm really happy to meet you.  I just received my first newspaper review from The Bismarck Tribune so I'm pretty happy right now!  Here is the link if you want to check it out:

http://bismarcktribune.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/review-n-d-native-s-the-bachelor-farmers-a-good/article_4ca470e0-ff47-11e3-9726-001a4bcf887a.html

At 3:54pm on July 18, 2013, Maria Behar said…

You're very welcome, Mark!!  Great stuff!!  : )

At 2:17pm on September 20, 2012,
Blogger
Sally
said…

Hey there..! :)
Welcome to bookblogs..! I just stumbled upon your profile..! 
I would really appreciate it if you'd follow my blog @http://readingwithanacrasia.blogspot.in
    P.S: Please do leave a link to your blog so I can follow you back :)
thanks <3

At 11:34am on September 23, 2011,
Author
Samantha Jillian Bayarr
said…

Welcome to Book Blogs!

Please visit my blog to enter my latest giveaway for my one year Blogoversary!

I’m giving away a $50 Amazon gift card and 10 kindle copies of my new ebook, The Anniversary.

http://livingstonhallpublishers.blogspot.com/

Good Luck!

Have a great day,

Samantha
At 7:37am on September 9, 2011, Jill Elizabeth said…
I hear you on pictures, believe me - which is why mine is a goofy one rather than an attempt at serious!  :)
At 12:08am on September 7, 2011, Intoxicated by Books said…
Hi! Welcome to book blogs! I hope you enjoy the site and all of the AWESOME people here! I would like to invite you to visit my blog at http://intoxicatedbybooks.blogspot.com/ I have a giveaway going on right now as well as some tours available for readers. I also have a promotion page available for authors.Christina
At 11:10am on September 6, 2011, Jill Elizabeth said…
Someone else just told me they had trouble with that too - mine worked pretty predictably, but I did it a while ago so am not sure I know how to help...  Sorry!
At 11:25am on September 5, 2011, Jill Elizabeth said…

Welcome to Book Blogs!  I'm rather new myself - still figuring things out, but so far have been quite pleased with how much support/feedback/help are available...  If there's anything I can help with just let me know - I can't promise answers (well, I can technically promise answers, just not that they are correct/useful - teehee), but I've managed to pick up a trick or two that I'm happy to share!

And if you have a second, please stop by my blog - www.Jill-Elizabeth.com - I'm always happy to get comments or new followers!

Best of luck to you - 

jill-elizabeth

At 7:58am on September 5, 2011, The Coffee Bar said…
You're welcome for the welcome, Mark! :-)
At 9:21am on September 4, 2011,
Blogger
Mary (BookHounds)
said…
Hello Mark
Welcome to Book Blogs. Let me know if you have any questions. Be sure to check out Network Your Blog if you are looking for new followers! Please stop by my blog at http://maryinhb.blogspot.com & my YA blog: http://foreveryoungadult.blogspot.com when you have a chance!
Thanks, Mary
 
 
 

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