All Blog Posts Tagged 'the' (822)


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William the Conqueror vs King Harold, By: Jesse Lee Vint - Book Review

Reviewed by: Jason Lolus, Pacific Book Review

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Brilliant interpretation of one of the most significant and sometimes overlooked battles in English history: The…

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Added by Nicole Sorkin on August 26, 2015 at 4:33pm — No Comments

So I Don't Forget My Own Books

I’m posting this mostly for my benefit, so you can ignore it or, preferably, embrace it and send it to your friends all over the world. I’ve had a few (rather surreal) moments this summer when I struggled to remember all the works I’ve had published. Not that there are that many, but I’m putting them up as a list here so I can refer to it in a hurry, and/or refer it to a potential reader. This has made me realize my next book after Images of America: Albion and Noble County will be…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on August 18, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Book Review: The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl By Ishbelle Bee

The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl (The Peculiar Adventures of John Loveheart, Esq. Volume Two)

By Ishbelle Bee…

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Added by Tracy Joyce on August 17, 2015 at 2:22am — No Comments


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Reimburse the Universe, By: Lisa McDonald - Book Review

Reviewed by:  Gary Sorkin, Pacific Book Review

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Ending with “The beginning,” a technique consistent with Lisa McDonald’s children’s books, her crafted Reimburse the Universe plays in the…

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Added by Nicole Sorkin on August 12, 2015 at 4:43pm — No Comments


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World War II Letters: A Story of Love & War

     I am thrilled to announce the publication of my new book, Love & War: The World War II Letters of Arthur Smook.

     Five-star reviews state; “…it is more gripping than a novel.  I simply could not put it down.” And “Ms. Smook has not only created a personal album for her family to treasure, but one for anyone who is interested in our history – people on this planet: as well as anyone interested in the power of love to help people prevail under challenging…

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Added by Diane Smook on July 22, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments

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 …

Added by Mark R Hunter on July 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on July 12, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on July 10, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on July 7, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments


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Saga of the Diver – Volume One: Skeletons - By: Holden Gerrig - Book Review

Reviewed by: Anita Lock, Pacific Book Review

pba_seal_winner(this one) Winner: Best New Fiction – 2015 Pacific Book Awards

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Added by Nicole Sorkin on July 4, 2015 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Into the Paper and Slightly Off the Video

If you’re in the area, the newest “Slightly Off the Mark” column is out in the Kendallville Mall, in various locations including the outside newspaper box at Albion Village Foods. This month I give a graduation address …

If you’re not in the area, here’s something to tide you over. Remember awhile back, when someone edited “Mary Poppins” to look like the trailer for a horror movie? Well, somebody had similar fun with the pilot video for my column:…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on June 6, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Out in the Paper and Slightly Off the Trailer

If you’re in the area, the newest “Slightly Off the Mark” column is out in the Kendallville Mall, in various locations including the outside newspaper box at Albion Village Foods. This month I give a graduation address …

 

If you’re not in the area, here’s something to tide you over. Remember awhile back, when someone edited “Mary Poppins” to look like the trailer for a horror movie? Well, somebody had similar fun with the pilot video for my column:

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Added by Mark R Hunter on June 6, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Into the Paper and Slightly Off the Video

If you’re in the area, the newest “Slightly Off the Mark” column is out in the Kendallville Mall, in various locations including the outside newspaper box at Albion Village Foods. This month I give a graduation address.

If you’re not in the area, here’s something to tide you over. Remember awhile back, when someone edited “Mary Poppins” to look like the trailer for a horror movie? Well, somebody had similar fun with the pilot video for my column:…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on June 6, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on June 4, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Versatile Blogger Award redo

 

When Roger Lawrence tagged me for the Versatile Blogger Award, I thought I’d done that before. So I looked back and sure enough, I was nominated by Rosanne Dingli – in 2011. Here’s Roger’s post, in which he tells 7 fun facts about himself:

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Added by Mark R Hunter on May 31, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

"Speed Trap", a Castle/Walking Dead fanfiction crossover. Seriously.

Well, I did say I’d post fanfiction to celebrate new writing milestones (and for fun!). So for the release of Slightly Off the Mark here’s an unusual crossover for you; I almost titled it “The Two Ricks”. One universe, as you’ll see, is in prequel territory.

 

 

Title: Speed Trap

Author: ozma914

Summary: Castle's road trip from Atlanta to New York gets sidetracked when Deputy Rick Grimes takes a bite out of crime.…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on May 29, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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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Added by Mark R Hunter on May 26, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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:…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on May 11, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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.

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Added by Mark R Hunter on May 8, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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  Let it Bleed (Lucy Collins #2)
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