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The Real First Thanksgivng … Or Not

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

 

 

Thanksgiving in America continues to be one of the most traditional holidays. It still features the original four hundred year old activities of overeating, football, and complaining about Black Friday.

 

In the Hunter household, as in all of Indiana and much of the world that’s not outside this country, we battle the overeating. How? By serving food that the rest of the year we hate. Stuffing stuff. Cranberry…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on November 27, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Linda Carlino gets another book contract in Brazil

In early 2010 my ArticlesBase item caught the eye of a Brazilian publisher and publishing contracts followed.

In 2012 Linda Carlino's Brazilian publisher Editora Europa (São Paulo) published That Other Juana (Joana, a Louca) in Brazil and after its success they published A Matter of Pride (Carlos V : Orgulho, Poder, Paixão e Arrependimento) in 2013 and they have now committed to publish Wives & Other Women (Philip II of Spain) in February 2015.

During…

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Added by Linda Carlino on November 24, 2014 at 10:02am — No Comments


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3 Blog Tours on Inspire to read. Something for everyone.

Blog Tour: Little Boxes by Celia J Anderson. Plus a character Interview with Molly: the main character within the book.

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What kind of…

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Added by Lynelle Clark on November 13, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

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… Continue

Added by Mark R Hunter on November 7, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on October 29, 2014 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Introducing my new old column

            Emily’s working hard to get the “Slightly Off The Mark” book ready to go before Christmas, but meanwhile … there’s my new job to announce.

            My weekly humor column, orphaned after being dropped from its former newspapers, will now appear monthly in the Kendallville Mall. A go-to place for local ads and coupons, Kendallville Mall is also changing its direction, to feature local and Midwest writers in a kind of monthly feature setup. There’s a good…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on October 28, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Book signing-if you happen to be nearby

Just in time for Christmas shopping, we’re having a book signing Monday, November 17th, at the main branch of the Noble County Public Library in Albion. We should have copies of all my books there, especially the latest one, The Notorious Ian Grant—which will be at a reduced price compared to retail.

The library is at 813 E Main St in Albion, and we’ll be there from 3-6 p.m.—and maybe a little later if there’s interest. Buy a book there, bring a book in, I’ll sign…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on October 25, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments


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Beneath the Surface by Mike Martin

Sgt. Winston Windflower, head of the Grand Bank RCMP Detachment in Newfoundland, has just returned from an assignment in Marystown when he hears about the murder of Amy Parsons, a local girl who was going to university in St. John’s. At the same time, he is given a human trafficking case that seems to…

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Added by Cecile Sune on October 24, 2014 at 1:31pm — No Comments


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Book Review and Giveaway: Legacy of the Watchers: Vol 1: The Hidden Ones by Nancy Madore

BLURB:
AN ANCIENT LEGEND – A FORGOTTEN PEOPLE – A PLOT FOR MASS MURDER
As CEO of her own thriving company, Nadia Adeire is flush with success, but a secret society dating back to the Essenes believes her to be one of the ancient djinn—the notorious demoness of Hebrew legend: Lilith. What’s more, they have reason to believe that she’s plotting a catastrophic attack on the…
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Added by Lynelle Clark on October 20, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A poll: My future as a humorist

This might as well serve as the official announcement: With my newspaper job gone and thanks to my paranoia about deadlines, I have around thirty unpublished humor columns. After talking it over (and crunching the numbers), Emily and I are turning them into a book entitled, yep, "Slightly Off The Mark". But what of the future? I still need to make up for lost pay, and I do love writing humor. So although I have an idea of the way to go, I thought I'd ask your opinion, dear readers, because…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on October 19, 2014 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Goodbye, Cruel Newspaper Publishing World

Well, it appears I’m now a former newspaper writer, and my humor column is an orphan. Ironically, I didn’t find out KPC News bought the papers I wrote for until I read it in the paper. But while I considered the possibility that they might use their own reporters to gather local news, I held out hope that they might like my humor column, and maybe even use it elsewhere.

 

Instead, my first official contact was a phone call informing me I had become a “duplication of effort”. On…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on October 17, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

A Wrong Turn At Albuquerque: Ian Grant/Buffy The Vampire Slayer fanfiction

 I've been writing crossovers between various fandoms and the main character of my new novel, "The Notorious Ian Grant", and I couldn’t leave out the Four Friends—characters from my earlier “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” fanfics who came together with no planning on my part for a series of stories.

The Four Friends are Tara, a witch/ghost who’s a bit more alive than most people realize; Buffybot, a robot copy of Buffy Summers; Dana, a psychologically scarred Slayer…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on October 7, 2014 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Hacking Up An Internet Sickness

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            A computer genius/loser at life recently spent several months slaving away, night and day, to hack into the iCloud service and swipe nude photos of numerous celebrities.

            This goes to show you, some guys will do anything to see women nude. You know it was a guy. And apparently a guy who wasn’t satisfied seeing most of these people nude—or close enough to nude—o n movies or cable TV.

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Added by Mark R Hunter on October 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Hunters Released the 1st of October 2014 - Giveaway

HUNTERS  RELEASED THE 1ST OF OCTOBER 2014

















Goodreads: …
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Added by Aoife Marie Sheridan on October 2, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments


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Hunters coming the 1st of October 2014

HUNTERS TO BE RELEASED THE 1ST OF OCTOBER 2014



Blurb: Abigail is nineteen. Her job, she hunts…

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Added by Aoife Marie Sheridan on September 30, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments


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Eleanor Catton in Ottawa

Last Saturday, Eleanor Catton was in Ottawa to promote her novel The Luminaries. The event took place at the Centretown United Church, a beautiful building with colorful stained glass windows, dark wood pews and a flower patterned red carpet. The author was dressed…

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Added by Cecile Sune on September 23, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments


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The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh Book Review

I am a born and raised Winni-the-Pooh girl. Needless to say, I was very excited when this wonderful collection was released. This book houses all of my favorite Winnie-the-Pooh stories that I remember reading as a little girl. And the illustrations are simply beautiful.



I was very happy to see that all of the classic Pooh characters were included in this treasury (even Kanga and Roo). These stories will warm your heart and bring you and your family…

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Added by Lauren Kramer-Theuerkauf on September 14, 2014 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Making Fun Of Terrorists (And Other Bad Ideas)

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            I made a promise that I would attempt to go back to humor when I wrote my September 11th column. The reasoning: This is a humor column.

 

            Still, it’s hard to forget that we’re at war.

 

            Ha, see what I did there? I made a joke already! Lots of people have forgotten we’re at war. Extremists are cutting a swath across the Arab world, gaining power by…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on September 10, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Notorious Unknown Release Date

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            People may think I brag too much about having written five books (some people think I don’t brag enough, but they’re other writers). If I do, there are two good reasons: First, hey—I wrote five books. It takes some effort, even to write a bad one.

 

            Writing a good one is harder, of course. What I don’t often mention is that I didn’t write five books—I’ve finished lots more. The…

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Added by Mark R Hunter on September 4, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

BUILD WEALTH & Spend It All Live the Life You Earned, By: Stanley A. Riggs, MD - Book Review

Reviewed by: Gary Sorkin, Pacific Book Review

http://www.pacificbookreview.com/

Everybody knows “You can’t take it with you,” but Dr. Stanley A. Riggs has figured out a way to do so.  Instead of leaving your money to be consumed by the long-term health care industry, he has determined if you allocate your wealth to have a percentage spent each year on vacations, travel, and…

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Added by Nicole Sorkin on August 29, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments

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