Mark R Hunter
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Book signing season ends, book deadline season begins

We sold several books at the signing Saturday, and got to talk to some great people. Thanks to the Kendallville Mini Shops for hosting us! One visitor picked up books for her relative in Ohio, and another recognized me and bought The Notorious Ian Grant because she liked Storm Chaser so much. Thus ends book signing season—this year. You won’t be hearing much from me for several days as we finish a deadline for the new book project, but my Christmas “Slightly Off The Mark” column is up in the…See More
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How going to my book signing can prevent bad weather

            My last book signing of the year, and probably the winter, is this Saturday, and I’d like everyone to attend. Everyone in the world. Yep, all seven billion of you. Except you, that guy with the blue coat in Apsheronsk. You’re a little creepy.Don’t worry, there’s plenty of free parking along Main Street in Kendallville, although some of you might consider carpooling. I’ll be at the Mini shops, 134 S. Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 13th. It’s a new place, where you’ll…See More
Dec 11
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Book signing results

We sold eight books at yesterday’s signing! Hoping some will make good Christmas gifts. Thanks to our hosts, and good luck in their efforts to find a permanent Albion home for their art. Now on to the next book signing, a week from now at The Mini Shops, 134 S Main Street in Kendallville. Look for us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.See More
Dec 6
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A Nice Press Release Is a Work Of Art

That doesn't mean this press release is a work of art, but this is what I sent to the local news outlets. I have two theories about press releases: 1. Make them as easy for the news people to work with as possible.  2. It’s always worth a try. For those of you who are in the area, don’t forget that in addition to this one, I now have a second book signing on December 13th, at the Mini Shops in Kendallville—134 S. Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Art Sale, Book Signing Planned During…See More
Dec 2
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Third book signing ... no, really

I’d planned on one book signing this holiday season … now there are three. In addition to the one coming up this Friday at 100 N. Orange Street, I’ll be doing another one a week later in Kendallville—only the second book signing I’ve ever done outside of Albion.That one will be at The Mini Shops, 134 South Main Street, on Saturday, December 13th. At the moment we’re planning a mid-day signing: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information will be forthcoming, but meanwhile don’t forget to stop by the art…See More
Nov 30
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Nov 28
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Another Book Signing -- and Art

Okay, here we go again! Thanks to Dan Gagen’s kind invitation to an artist’s open house, I’m doing another book signing this year: Friday, December 5th, from 4-8 p.m. It’s the same evening as Albion’s Christmas at the Village, so we’re hoping to get a big crowd up on the Courthouse Square for all the activities going on. As for us, we’ll be at 100 N. Orange Street, the former Black Building at the stoplight, on the southeast corner—look for the place with the big historical mural on the side.…See More
Nov 25
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An Unhealthy Historical Fail

I want to apologize to everyone I’ve been in contact with about photos for the “Images Of America: Albion and Noble County” project. With my daughter sick for so long and in the hospital for over a week, and the book signing to prepare for, I haven’t gotten back to people like I planned to. I’ll get back on it—as soon as I’m feeling better.Emily gave me her virus, although oddly, I don’t seem to be quite as sick as she’s been. Usually I get the man flu and curl into a whiney little ball (not…See More
Nov 20
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I would feel bad, but …

The bad news is, the book signing didn’t go so great. The good news is, the only person at fault was Mother Nature—and we already knew Mother Nature hates me anyway.I did sell nine books, and got to talk to some great people, and hey—how better to spend a miserable day than in the library? But we got slammed by the weather. Local schools were canceled, roads and sidewalks were slick and icky, and the high temperature was lower than the normal low temperature for mid-November. Nobody wants to go…See More
Nov 18
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Nov 15
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Why The Subconscious Hates Book Signings

I’m sure some writers approach public appearances with the confidence of TV’s Richard Castle, who swaggers into every room like he has the world by the keyboard. Then again, maybe not … Castle seems to have become a bestselling novelist without ever actually writing. In other words, he’s every writer’s dream.I, on the other hand, have to actually pound away at the keyboard to produce a manuscript. Probably I’m more representative. If that’s true, then most writers approach book signings with no…See More
Nov 13
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Book 'Em, Dano

Books? I got ‘em. Ahead of my book signing on November 17th, I took delivery of ten copies of Storm Chaser and twenty copies of The No-Campfire Girls, and I already had plenty of The Notorious Ian Grant and Smoky Days And Sleepless Nights on hand. Just in time for Christmas gift giving—to others, or yourself. I think I’ve even still got a few copies of My Funny Valentine around.And don’t be surprised if you see some special prices when you show up that Monday.Now all I need is people, so…See More
Nov 10
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All about why my writing's in a mall

Slightly Off The Mark, A Primer, or: How Did I Get In The Mall?http://www.4countymall.com/mark-hunter-blog“I could have taken a decades-overdue vacation from ‘Slightly Off The Mark’, but I’m not one to just sit idly by while I go broke.”(Every time you follow the Kendallville Mall on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kendallville.mall) ... a mall Santa gets his wings.)See More
Nov 7
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Say Cheese For History

In all the fuss of other things going on, writing related and not, Emily and I got behind on photo scanning for our book project. Several people have already loaned us historical pictures for Images Of America: Albion and Noble County, and we spent some time working on them this morning … so we can get more later!One of the photos we have is of a female daredevil who met with a tragic accident a hundred years ago on Albion’s courthouse square. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she died.…See More
Nov 5
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Get Kracken and Release the Presses

What does a real, official writer’s press release look like? Well … I don’t know. But here’s the press release I sent out to the local media, minus my e-mail address and author photograph. Obviously it’s different from my less formal post from last week, but otherwise all I can tell you is that it’s probably too long for modern media outfits.            Oh, if you have Facebook and want to let us know you’re coming, the event page is at…See More
Nov 2
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A Farewell To Mark

With mixed feelings I say goodbye to my first writing home, in the same week my column appears for the first time in Kendallville Mall. I’m going from a weekly to a monthly, but otherwise you’ll get pretty much the same stuff in the new “Slightly Off The Mark” … like it or not.SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK When I started this column I was a green, snot-nosed kid, which was probably just allergies. Maybe a virus. Today I take medicine and always have Kleenex nearby, so I think I’m a better person, or at…See More
Oct 29

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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.
Website or Blog:
http://www.markrhunter.com

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Book signing season ends, book deadline season begins

We sold several books at the signing Saturday, and got to talk to some great people. Thanks to the Kendallville Mini Shops for hosting us! One visitor picked up books for her relative in Ohio, and another recognized me and bought The Notorious Ian Grant because she liked Storm Chaser so much.

 

Thus ends book signing season—this year. You won’t be hearing much from me for several days as we finish a deadline for the new book project, but my Christmas “Slightly Off…

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Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:00pm

How going to my book signing can prevent bad weather

            My last book signing of the year, and probably the winter, is this Saturday, and I’d like everyone to attend. Everyone in the world. Yep, all seven billion of you. Except you, that guy with the blue coat in Apsheronsk. You’re a little creepy.

Don’t worry, there’s plenty of free parking along Main Street in Kendallville, although some of you might consider carpooling. I’ll be at the Mini shops, 134 S. Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 13th. It’s a…

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Posted on December 11, 2014 at 4:50pm

Book signing results

We sold eight books at yesterday’s signing! Hoping some will make good Christmas gifts. Thanks to our hosts, and good luck in their efforts to find a permanent Albion home for their art.

 

Now on to the next book signing, a week from now at The Mini Shops, 134 S Main Street in Kendallville. Look for us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 3:14pm

A Nice Press Release Is a Work Of Art

That doesn't mean this press release is a work of art, but this is what I sent to the local news outlets. I have two theories about press releases: 1. Make them as easy for the news people to work with as possible.  2. It’s always worth a try.

 

For those of you who are in the area, don’t forget that in addition to this one, I now have a second book signing on December 13th, at the Mini Shops in Kendallville—134 S. Main Street, from 10…

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Posted on December 2, 2014 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,
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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,
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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,
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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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