Mark R Hunter
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It's Blog, Not Blarg

I’ve been away from the computer lately, for vacationy stuff. It was refreshing and usually fun, and we even managed to get out of the area for a week—not exactly a relaxing kind of a trip, as I’ll detail later. Sometimes fun is sitting on a beach with a good book; sometimes fun is clamboring into caves and hiking to waterfalls while researching a good book. Don’t worry, there’ll be photos. I’ve been neglecting my blog terribly, which isn’t a good thing for a working writer. Recently I read…See More
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Seven Lines From My Work In Progress

I was tagged by Samantha Branham for the 7x7x7 challenge: seven lines from the 7th page of my work in project. I’m not tagging anyone, ‘cause I don’t do that, but if you’re a writer and it strikes your fancy give it a try! I suppose this serves as the official announcement of my next book project, in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial: A humorous look at Hoosier history. Don’t look at me like that, I promise you’ll like it. (You won’t be hearing much from me for the next couple of weeks, due to…See More
Jul 19
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Slightly Off the Preview

Coming soon to an ear near you:https://player.vimeo.com/video/133668879A preview for audible episode 2, where I tell the graduates like it is …See More
Jul 17
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Maybe a Mars Landing For My 75th?

I’m not all that into birthdays anymore, except for the cake and ice cream part. The truth is, I wish people would celebrate my birthday by buying one (or more) of my books, giving them the gift and me the sales.But this year, NASA is giving me the biggest birthday present ever: New Horizons is going to be the first (human) probe ever to reach Pluto, and its closest approach to the planet (yeah, I said it) will be on my birthday … although we won’t see the pictures until hours later.…See More
Jul 13
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Holy Book Sales, Batman!

Well, I didn’t sell enough books to make my grappling hook throwing skills necessary, but it was for the best: Turns out my Batman suit doesn’t fit anymore. I promised that if I sold enough at the Saturday book signing I’d scale the Black Building, but over the years I’ve grown from Christian Bale Batman to Adam West Batman. It’s too bad, after all the work I did to find a Robin costume for Emily. Still, we made some sales and had fun hanging with Dan Gagen at the Noble Art Gallery. And it goes…See More
Jul 12
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In An Art Gallery I Can Call It Literature

Book signing’s tomorrow, folks! Three hours in an art gallery, overlooking the historic courthouse square in Albion, so at least come for the eye candy. Here are all the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/779195062198975/ I ordered one of those cardboard stands to display copies of the six books that will be available (others are for sale only as e-books). As of this writing it hasn’t arrived yet, but I’m a little awed that I…See More
Jul 10
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Vote for Me for Book Signer

Remember, election season is coming: You’re going to need lots of books to read, so you can turn off the TV and save your sanity. Come to the Noble Art Gallery in Albion between 2-5 p.m. this coming Saturday, and get a deal on some reading material you’ll never see on a teleprompter. According to the most recent polls, much of the humor in my books is funny. Also, while some of my books are fiction and some non-fiction, it’s easy to tell which is which—unlike campaign ads. My most recent is…See More
Jul 7
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When Commencement Speeches Attack

I’d planned to spend all week finding really subtle ways to remind everyone of my book signing July 11th, from 3-5 p.m. at Noble Art Gallery, 100 E. Main Street in Albion. But then I remembered I still haven’t posted my column—for June—so for today I’ll have to go without mentioning it.  SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK With June comes graduation, and I always wanted to do a commencement speech. I don’t know why. I’m not that good at public speaking, and I’d guess a graduating class is one of the most…See More
Jul 5
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Maybe I should have gone with Spider-Man

I’m looking for new publicity methods, so this is what I came up with for my book signing a week from tomorrow: If I sell 250 books at the signing, from 2-5 July 11th at the Noble Art Gallery, I will scale the three story Black Building in a Batman outfit and moonwalk across the roof. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “But Mark, you don’t know how to moonwalk”. Good point, and way to miss the big picture. But this is how I look at it: If I ever sell 250 copies at one three hour book signing,…See More
Jul 3
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Images of America: Ready to go

Images of America: Albion and Noble County is officially off to the printer. Woot! For the last two weeks I’ve been going back and forth with three representatives of Arcadia Publishing: one for publicity details and two others to finish off last minute edits. We’ve gone through the manuscript word by word three times, and made dozens of corrections and editions.  It’s as good as we can make it, and on track for an August 24th release. Now I’m going to rest for a few days. Well, rest a…See More
Jul 1
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A Noble Book Signing

It’s back to Noble Art Gallery for a book signing Saturday, July 11, from 2-5 p.m. For you locals, that’s in the old Black building the stoplight in Albion, where Dan Gagen sells  art and features local artists every Friday and Saturday. There’ll be copies of all my books, including the newest, Slightly Off the Mark: The Unpublished Columns. More details coming (okay, I pretty much covered the basics)—hope to see you there! …See More
Jun 25
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Jun 23
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Historical Proof

The page proofs have arrived for Images of America: Albion and Noble County … and we’ve got nine days to go through the book, make corrections, and get it back. It looks like my first week of vacation is going to be a working vacation. Time to find a red ballpoint pen and get to work! See More
Jun 13
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Medals For Bruce

There's a petition going around to strip Bruce Jenner of all Olympic medals, what with Bruce actually being Caitlyn and all. (Why change the name? I know a woman named George--why not Bruce?) Take medals away? Seems to me it should be the opposite. If Bruce felt he was a woman, but set records in sports where usually men get the faster time, then shouldn't he (or she, whatever) actually get an extra special medal? Like ... the platinum? Or the diamond medal? Diamonds are a girl's best friend.…See More
Jun 11
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Jun 6
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Sometimes Writers Should Retreat

I wrote about three thousand words on a short story during my “writer’s retreat” at Pokagon State Park yesterday. The real reason for me being there is for a later time, but it was perfect weather for hanging around outside. At Pokagon you can do that at a picnic table, on the beach, in isolated spots or public shelters, or just sitting in the car looking over the scenery. I’d planned to work on my new book project, which I’ll also explain at a later time, but I hadn’t gotten the research…See More
Jun 4

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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

It's Blog, Not Blarg

I’ve been away from the computer lately, for vacationy stuff. It was refreshing and usually fun, and we even managed to get out of the area for a week—not exactly a relaxing kind of a trip, as I’ll detail later.

 

Sometimes fun is sitting on a beach with a good book; sometimes fun is clamboring into caves and hiking to waterfalls while researching a good book. Don’t worry, there’ll be photos.

 

I’ve been neglecting my blog terribly, which isn’t a good thing for a…

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Posted on July 31, 2015 at 4:00pm

Seven Lines From My Work In Progress

I was tagged by Samantha Branham for the 7x7x7 challenge: seven lines from the 7th page of my work in project. I’m not tagging anyone, ‘cause I don’t do that, but if you’re a writer and it strikes your fancy give it a try! I suppose this serves as the official announcement of my next book project, in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial: A humorous look at Hoosier history. Don’t look at me like that, I promise you’ll like it.

 

(You won’t be hearing much from me for the next couple…

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Posted on July 19, 2015 at 4:00pm

Slightly Off the Preview

Coming soon to an ear near you:

https://player.vimeo.com/video/133668879

A preview for audible episode 2, where I tell the graduates like it is …

Posted on July 17, 2015 at 4:00pm

Maybe a Mars Landing For My 75th?

I’m not all that into birthdays anymore, except for the cake and ice cream part. The truth is, I wish people would celebrate my birthday by buying one (or more) of my books, giving them the gift and me the sales.

But this year, NASA is giving me the biggest birthday present ever: New Horizons is going to be the first (human) probe ever to reach Pluto, and its closest approach to the planet (yeah, I said it) will be on my birthday … although we won’t see the pictures until hours…

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Posted on July 13, 2015 at 3:30pm

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At 9:50am on July 11, 2015,
Author
Bruno Serra
said…

Hello Dear,
How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile,I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on(brunoserra@outlook.fr)for the full details.
Have a nice day.
thanks
Bruno Serra.

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! :-)
 
 
 

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